Pet of the Week – Kooper

Published 6:26 am Friday, January 20, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“My name is Kooper and I am a long haired dapple dachshund. I belong to Kyle and Brittany Jordan, of Goshen, and I have one blue eye and one brown eye. I turned one in November and I’m a healthy boy. However, I could use some doggy braces because I have a pronounced overbite. My mom says it is adorable. I love my Pup-Peroni treats and dental bones, but I’m not prejudiced when it comes to eating. I won’t turn down any kind of food other than pickles. Yuck! How do you humans eat those things? 

“My favorite pastimes include snuggling, riding, swimming in the pond, playing in the mud, chasing anything that moves (including birds, rabbits, the family horse, and the FedEx man), and playing football. I am really, really good at football. My humans get confused and call it fetch, whatever that is, but either way, they hardly ever get close enough to tackle me.”

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Kooper’s nicknames include Koop, Super Koo, and Dooper. According to his mom, he is as wild as they come and gets in trouble daily due to the fact he thinks everything in sight is a chew toy, including the cords to his mom’s electric recliners.

Kooper’s mom said he is not a morning person and growls if she tries to get him out of bed too early. 

Although she said Kooper is certainly a big troublemaker, his adorable overbite gets him out of trouble every time. Kooper is obsessed with his mom, loves chewing on his paci, and all-in-all thinks he is a human. He has three human siblings – Abbie, Greyson, and Knox, along with one more sibling on the way. He loves his two fur siblings, Spud and Lou Lou.

According to Kooper’s mom, he is the most precious little thing, and his family loves him to pieces. 

“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.