Pet of the Week – JoJo

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

“Greetings! I am an eight year old Boston Terrier named JoJo. I belong to Ellis and Veronica Lewis of Luverne. I love my parents and I want to be near them at all times. They certainly never have to worry about me getting away from them because I am always right up under their feet. I like to eat a lot of things, but chicken nuggets and the homemade peanut butter doggie cookies my mom makes are my favs.I love to play in the mud and play with my toys. I especially enjoy when my parents hide the toys from me and I get to find them.”

JoJo is a longtime playmate of the Lewis’s grandson Connor, now 12. The pup and the grandson love their time together. Recently, the Lewis family noticed that JoJo was getting tired quickly and not enjoying playtime as much as he once did. They then discovered he has a heart murmur that is affecting the rest of his heart. He is on medication for the problem that has helped, but keeping him calm is hard because at times he still wants to play like he is a puppy.

“Pet of the Week” and the quarterly feature, “Pet of the Season,” 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 County 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.