Crenshaw Animal Clinic Wonderful Winter Pet of the Season-Diesel and Gracie

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

Diesel and Gracie, the dynamic duo belonging to Pam Salter of Luverne, have emerged victorious as the winners of the Crenshaw Animal Clinic Wonderful Winter Pet of the Season. The canine companions secured their title and personalized prize package from Crenshaw Animal Clinic by capturing the hearts of the community with their irresistible charm, amassing the highest number of online votes.

Diesel, the gentle giant, has added a bit of heft to his frame since his last public appearance in Sept. when the pair was featured, now tipping the scales at a whopping 195 pounds. Gracie, the petite charmer, may have gained a mere four ounces, but her endearing antics and newfound hobbies have certainly grown. 

Gracie has developed a new passion for collecting. Her collection knows no bounds but she does enjoy collecting things such as phone chargers, hair clips, ponytail holders, bottle caps, shoes and anything else she can manage to drag off. Notably, she enjoys bringing a touch of the outdoors into the household and after every outdoor adventure incorporates nature pieces like leaves, sticks, pine cones and rocks into her eclectic collection.

Tim and Pam Salter, proud pet parents, have continued to shower their furry companions with affection and, in Diesel’s case, abundant treats. “He still has a hearty appetite for anything in sight,” Salter said, speaking of Diesel’s insatiable love for all things edible.

In a recent milestone, Gracie experienced her first big girl haircut,an experience she vehemently protested against. “She absolutely hated it,” Pam said. 

Salter is grateful for the support and recognition her furry companions have received, and she looks forward to many more adventures and heartwarming moments with her precious pups. 

“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. 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.