Pet of the Week-Simba

Published 12:30 pm Monday, June 19, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“My name is Simba and I’m an eight-month-old female Chow. Tommy and Phyllis Atkinson of Honoraville are my owners and they gave me my name because I look like Simba from The Lion King. I love Meaty Chews and Puppy Chow is the only dog food I will eat. However, I sure do love some chicken and if I act good, my humans give me a little piece of chicken. I run to the corner so I can enjoy it in peace. I spend a lot of time outside, but I sleep inside every night on the cool bathroom tiles that feel so good to me as I snooze. When I am outside, I almost always have a fan blowing on me, and oh how I enjoy it!”

Simba’s owners say she is very sweet and playful. They hope to one day breed her to their black male chow and have a few litters of precious pups. Simba has three fur siblings, Maggie and Daisy who are chihuahuas, and Midnight, her Chow husband. Simba’s favorite thing to do is play with her toys and siblings.

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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 health care for pets. 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. To submit your furry (or scaly, slimy or feathery) friend, visit 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.