Pet of the Week-Marley May

Published 12:52 pm Friday, February 9, 2024

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

In this week’s edition of Pet of the Week, the spotlight shines on Marley May, a delightful two-and-a-half-year-old terrier who has stolen the heart of her owner, Amanda Dempsey of Luverne.

According to Dempsey, Marley May is not just a pet, she’s a cherished member of the family, bringing boundless energy and joy into her home on a daily basis. 

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One of Marley May’s notable traits is her love for baths, a rarity among canines. Although she relishes a nice luxurious bath, Marley May also enjoys getting dirty. When Mom isn’t looking, Marley seizes the opportunity to play in the mud, embracing her inner free spirit.

Marley’s favorite pastime is playing in the sprinkler and her favorite toy is her tennis ball. 

When it comes to treats, she has a particular fondness for cheese and milk bones. 

Marley May’s name carries special significance for the Dempsey family. It is a heartfelt remembrance of a dear friend of Dempsey’s daughter who passed away and adds an extra layer of meaning to Marley’s presence in their lives. 

The Luverne Journal invites pet owners to enter their pets for a chance to be featured as the “Pet of the Week,” “Pet of the Season,” or even the “Pet of the Year.” Sponsored by Dr. Alethea Gammage and Crenshaw Animal Clinic, the winner of the quarterly “Pet of the Season” contest receives a personalized prize package valued at $250 and the opportunity to compete for the grand prize and earn the coveted title of “Crenshaw Animal Clinic Pet of the Year”.

To enter your pet and help spread heartwarming tales of the furry (or scaly, slimy or feathery) companions who make our lives brighter, visit

Crenshaw Animal Clinic offers comprehensive pet care services and pet care products. They can be reached at (334) 335-5309.