Pet of the Week-Dixie

Published 1:23 am Saturday, September 30, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

In this week’s installment of our “Pet of the Week” feature, we introduce you to Dixie, a charming Bulldog mix with an inspiring tale of resilience. Dixie is 3-year-old canine and belongs to Brett Roeten of Greenville. Dixie is a testament to the unwavering love and determination that defines the bond between pets and their owners.

When Dixie was just a little puppy she was hit by a car. After rushing her to the doctor, the Roeten’s were given two options: an expensive hip surgery at Auburn or the chance to let Dixie’s injury heal on its own. The vet emphasized that without surgery, Dixie might not regain full mobility. It was a challenging decision to make, but the Roetens allowed Dixie’s injury to heal naturally.

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Against all odds, she is just as energetic as she was before the accident, exhibiting a love for running and jumping that knows no bounds. Dixie’s vibrant spirit shines through as she continues to run and jump with gusto, proving that sometimes, love and time are the best healers.

Her favorite indulgence? Delicious beef jerky treats that make her tail wag with joy.

If you have a beloved pet with an extraordinary story to tell, we’d love to hear about it. Visit to share your heartwarming tales of furry (or scaly, slimy or feathery) companions who make our lives brighter.

“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 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.