Pet of the Week – Henry

Published 8:21 pm Thursday, November 10, 2022

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“My name is Henry. If you are a big Alabama fan like my mom, you can probably guess where my name came from. I am good at laying on the couch, snuggling and being cute, but lots of physical activity just isn’t my thing. I’m a 6-year-old shihpoo and an only fur child. I sleep with my mom every night in our king-size bed. (Adipex) I love to eat pizza rolls, but my favorite snacks are hot dogs and popcorn.”

Henry’s mom is Hope Turner of Luverne. She calls Henry her sunshine, and added he gives the best hugs and will give them on demand.

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Turner said she has tried to bring another fur baby into the home, but Henry insists on being an only child.
Henry was the only puppy in his litter that was born without a tail and his mom said she knew he was a unique pup from the start.

When Henry’s water bowl is empty, he will push his bowl to his mom, no matter where in the house she is.

“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.