Petplan Calls the Race in Favor of Repuplicans!

Petplan Calls the Race in Favor of Repuplicans!


Pet insurance provider’s data proves presidential pet names favor the GOP

Newtown Square, PA (October 20, 2016) – There’s no debate on one presidential winner: Petplan has found that more pets are named after past Republican presidents than Democrats — by almost double!

The Commander-in-Chief commanding the most copycat names? Theodore Roosevelt, of course (that’s Teddy for short).

Petplan’s inquiry into presidential pet names showed the following leaders inspired the most monikers:

  1. Theodore Roosevelt
  2. George Bush
  3. George Washington
  4. Chester Arthur
  5. Harry Truman
  6. Jimmy Carter
  7. Franklin Roosevelt
  8. Woodrow Wilson
  9. Abe Lincoln
  10. Franklin Pierce

(Honorable mention for originality goes to Catvin Coolidge!)

First Lady names are also in fashion — from Mary Todd Lincoln to Eleanor Roosevelt, pet parents love paying tribute to the women of the White House.

Two names that noticeably didn’t make the list? Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. While that has no bearing on this year’s election, Petplan’s presidential pet names poll may be the only survey where red is ahead!

Petplan’s playing the name game for a very good reason. After selling a record number of tickets for a Canine Partners for Life fundraiser, they’ve earned the chance to christen one of the organization’s puppies, and have chosen to use the election season as inspiration. On October 21, the Petplan team will vote on one of these names for the therapy-dog-to-be:

  • Truman: inspired by Henry Truman, 33rd President
  • Adams: after the 2nd President, John Adams
  • Abigail/Abby: for John Adam’s celebrated wife
  • Jackie: First Lady to 35th President John F. Kennedy

“We take the honor of naming a Canine Partners for Life pup seriously, and wanted to be sure the title is befitting of his or her important future”, says Natasha Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of Petplan. “That said, at Petplan we never forego an opportunity for fun. So on the heels of the third debate, we decided to go presidential — my vote’s going to Jackie O!”

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