Pet of the Week – Bella

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, September 13, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“Woof, woof. My name is Bella and I am a 5-year-old bulldog. My family did not know me until I was grown, but I quickly stole their hearts. My owner, Brady Catrett of Rutledge, says I am a lover and not a fighter. I love snuggles and peanut butter but I hate bad weather. At my old home, I was an outside dog, but now I am an inside princess and love the comfort of my recliner and sharing the bed with anyone who will let me snuggle.”

Bella’s infectious charm and endearing personality captures the hearts of everyone she meets.  She adores snuggles and kisses, and her expressive nature shines when she sings for her food. Bella has her quirks, which only add to her irresistible charm. She’s notably afraid of thunderstorms, seeking solace in the comfort of her family’s embrace during turbulent weather. Her slight cross-eyed appearance only serves to make her even more adorable according to her family.

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Bella’s journey to her loving home was not without its challenges. Initially raised by another family from puppyhood, Bella found herself posted on Facebook, in search of a new home. It was later revealed that her fear of thunderstorms was the primary reason for this difficult decision. Despite the hurdles, Bella’s new family has showered her with love and security, helping her overcome her fears.

“Pet of the Week,” “Pet of the Season,” and “Pet of the Year” 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 Animal Clinic 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.