Pet of the Week – Hank

Published 5:10 pm Thursday, January 12, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“My name is Hank and I love Milk Bones and steak! I’m a 15-year-old Shih-Tzu and I belong to Billy and Darra Snell of Highland Home. I am a loyal pup that loves to ride. Playing fetch isn’t my thing, but I will sure dance around and do some serious begging for food, especially steak! I have two human siblings, Seyth and Sayge, and two human nephews, Grady and Lawson. I also have a furry canine brother named Copper. I am a very good boy! I don’t shed and I never have any ‘accidents.’ I always sleep at my mom’s feet, but dad is my special human.”

Hank’s owners said that he is simply the best and has a unique personality like no other. 

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Hank was adopted from Old Acres Kennel in Ramer and the Snells said it was love at first sight. 

Hank has been with the couple through many seasons of life and special occasions. He loves the Snell’s children and grandchildren. 

The Snells love their “baby” and said they have been blessed to have him for the last 15 years. 

“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.