Pet of the Week – Dr. Pepper

Published 3:18 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2024

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

The lovable six-month-old Chorkie named Dr. Pepper is this week’s Crenshaw Animal Clinic Pet of the Week. Owned by Ken and Gail Brumit of Rutledge, Dr. Pepper is referred to by his owners as a bundle of joy and he is a cherished member of the Brumit family.

According to Gail, if she or her husband Ken are feeling down, Dr. Pepper will come up to them like he’s giving them a hug, instantly lifting their spirits.

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This pint-sized pooch thrives on interaction and revels in outdoor play. His contagious enthusiasm bubbles over whenever the family gears up for a trip, displaying an uncanny knack for recognizing the telltale signs of an impending adventure.

Beyond being a delightful companion, Dr. Pepper is also on a path to becoming a service dog for his fur mom, Gail. Currently undergoing training, he is proving to be a quick learner with an eagerness to please.

When not honing his service skills, Dr. Pepper can be found indulging in his favorite pastimes. Playing with toys tops his list of enjoyable activities, showcasing his playful side. However, if there’s one thing that truly captures Dr. Pepper’s heart, it’s his love for good food and napping. Dr. Pepper boasts an affinity for Pupperoni treats but exhibits an undeniable fondness for anything bacon-flavored.

The Luverne Journal urges pet owners to enter their pet today. Who knows, your beloved companion might just be featured next week! 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.

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. The Crenshaw Animal Clinic can be reached at (334) 335-5309.

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 the title of “Crenshaw Animal Clinic Pet of the Year” and the grand prize.

If participants have submitted a nomination for a pet, and the pet has not been featured, don’t fret! All entries are rolled over into the next contest.