Shelter Names Tiny Puppies After Avengers, And People Can’t Get Enough Of Them

The only engame these animals are excited about is finding loving forever homes.

The Friends Animal Shelter of Cocke County, in Tennessee, has taken a fun new approach to preparing its animals for adoption. Nine puppies at the shelter have been named after Marvel’s Avengers, and a few of them have already found new homes.

Carol Danvers


Carol Danvers and Okoye have been adopted, but potential pet parents can still find a few more familiar names from the MCU.



Captain Marvel

Doctor Strange


Pepper Potts


The puppies were just 6 months old when they arrived at the shelter. Lacking a time stone, the shelter staff held them for a bit before releasing them to their new families.

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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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