Coloradans love their dogs like they love the mountains, snow sports, craft beer, weed, and the Denver Broncos. So we came up with 25 names inspired by all of those things.

Did you know that it's proven that we like our four-legged companions a little too much?  Really. A recent study found that dogs in Colorado experience more separation anxiety from their owners than anywhere else (and that's usually a two-way street). Don't believe me? Read this.

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And, in 2020, Colorado had the second-most dog adoptions in the country. October is National Shelter Dog Awareness month, though any time of the year is a great time to give a dog in need a home. So if you're bringing a new pup home and need some name-spiration, we got you!

Check out our list of 25 dog names below, inspired by famous Coloradans like Bill Murray, Molly Brown, and John Elway, our gorgeous 14ers, and more.

If the list has persuaded you to get a dog, the good news is there are plenty up for adoption here in Northern Colorado. They do already have names, but if they're young enough, you can probably change that (and use your favorite one from the list above).

'Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever,' - Karen Davison, A Dog's Guide to Humans (source)

25 Colorado-Inspired Dog Names

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