Pet of the Week-Koe

Published 1:45 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2023

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

It’s the time of the week again when Luverne Journal readers meet some of our community’s most charming and lovable pets. Koe, a charming and lovable four-month-old Goldendoodle, is this week’s Crenshaw Animal Clinic Pet of the Week. Koe resides in Luverne, sharing his home with his adoring owner, Breely Hayes, and the rest of the Hayes family.

This fluffy pup is already tipping the scales at close to 25 pounds, but it is not his ‘big ol’ teddy bear’ appearance that makes him special, it’s his loving and intelligent nature that truly sets him apart.

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“Koe is the most caring little puppy I’ve ever seen,” Hayes said. “He’s incredibly smart and outgoing, and he loves playing outside and snuggling.”

Koe loves catching a ball in his mouth when it is thrown to him, and he has learned the commands of ‘sit’ and ‘lay down’. 

For Hayes, her love for Goldendoodles began when her older sister adopted one into the family and Koe has since become a cherished member of the Hayes household. Among Koe’s favorite indulgences are Pumpkin softies, a treat made especially for dogs. His expressive personality includes being a little vocal when something doesn’t quite meet his approval. 

This pup, who’s named after Breely’s favorite singer, Koe Wetzel, lives the life of an indoor dog and can be found every night snuggled up in bed with his human mom, providing warmth and comfort for a peaceful night’s sleep.

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.