Pet of the Week-Elly May

Published 9:56 pm Friday, November 4, 2022

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“Woof! Woof! My name is Elly May and I am a seven-year-old American bulldog. I bet you’d never guess that my mom likes the show Beverly Hillbillies.

“I belong to Kent and Stacey Perritt and we live in Highland Home along with my Boston terrier sister and best friend, whom my folks rescued last year.

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“I was born deaf, but life has always been grand. My favorite treat is peanut butter, and I stay away from vegetables, except for collard greens and peas. Mom says I am the sweetest girl ever and I do love tummy rubs, and snuggling, but I also take pride in being the protector of my pack.

“Even though I sometimes shed horribly, my parents let me sleep right in the middle of their king-size bed. I like playing fetch, but I really don’t like to give the ball back.”
Stacey said the 70-pound canine thinks she is a lapdog, and the pup’s favorite thing to do is sit in the recliner with her daddy.

According to Stacey, Elly May’s deafness does not slow her down. She is a very smart girl that knows several hand signals.

As a result of the pup being deaf, Elly May’s other senses are heightened. She loves chasing beams from a flashlight and her reactions to vibrations can be intense and entertaining to watch.
Elly May has allergies and sees Dr. Gammage twice a year for allergy shots.

“Pet of the Week” and the quarterly feature, “Pet of the Season,” are sponsored by Crenshaw Animal Clinic and Dr. Alethea Gammage of Luverne – (334) 335-5309.

Crenshaw Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal clinic that provides comprehensive healthcare for your pet. They offer a full range of services to help keep pets happy and healthy- including vaccine administration, routine preventive care, wellness exams, dental care, allergy care, flea/tick/heartworm control, parasite control, routine surgical procedures, microchipping, early detection, and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases with in-clinic diagnostics, ophthalmology, spay and neuter, and more.

During the quarterly “Pet of the Season” contest, animals featured in “Pet of the Week” will go head to head, and the animal with the most votes will win a personalized prize package from Crenshaw Animal Clinic valued at $250. At the end of the year, all quarterly winners will compete for “Crenshaw County Pet of the Year” and the grand prize.
Go online to submit a furry (or scaly, slimy, or feathery) friend by visiting

If participants have submitted a nomination for a pet, and the pet hasn’t been featured, don’t fret! We have rolled all entries over into the next contest.