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May the 4th Be With You

By Colleen Williams
published: May 4, 2018 - updated: November 20, 2019 • 2 min. read
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May the 4th (and the fur) be with you! A long time ago in a pet insurance company far, far away, the pet-loving Resistance discovered some of the most popular Star Wars names among their pet parent customers. Without further ado, here are the results!


Leia: Sometimes preceded by Princess, sometimes General, but always Leia, the bold leader is the moniker for 427 pets (366 dogs; 61 cats).

Yoda: Wisdom probably meets up with some really cute ears in 216 pets (167 dogs; 49 cats).

Chewbacca: A no-brainer! Of course, Chewy is in the top 3 with 191 pets (181 dogs; 10 cats).

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  • Kylo and Kylo Ren garnered 131 pets (116 dogs, 15 cats).
  • Vader is (unfortunately?) the name of 127 pets (114 dogs, 13 cats) and “Darth Vader” in all his glory is bestowed upon 7 pets.
  • Wicket has a whopping 67 pets (59 dogs, 8 cats).
  • The properly spelled “Wookiee” has only 10 pets in the Healthy Paws system; however, “Wookie” has 42 pets (38 dogs, 4 cats).
  • Anakin (35 pets), Obi-Wan Kenobi (23), Han Solo (22), Padme (20), and Skywalker (20) are all represented whereas the full Luke Skywalker has 10. A special woof out to Luna Skywalker!
  • Wondering about the rest? Jabba the Hutt got 15, Ewok – 17, Boba Fett –  16, Jyn Erso – 8, BB8 – 7, R2D2 – 5, Jar Jar Binks – 2, and Sith (sans “Lord”) is the name for 1 dog and 1 cat.


Special meows to Obi-Wan Catnobi, Jabba the Fluff, and Jyn Purrso; cats with purrfectly clever names! Also a shout-out to a Corgi named Lando Pawrissian, we salute you!


We’re very happy to report zero claims for light saber, blaster and ray gun injuries this year! Just a few special tips for the year ahead:

  • Remember – do not share your ration bars with your pets (speaking of, you can test your knowledge with what’s poisonous to pets here).
  • If you’re out on a late-night dog walk, read all signs that might indicate you’ve wandered into a carbon freezing room. We’ve had a few complaints that it’s far too easy to do.
  • As much as you may try, Jedi mind tricks typically do not work on pets. Proper training is still necessary.


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By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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