Vineland Public Library to Honor "Sweet" Therapy Dog

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Vineland Public Library will have a special display titled "One Sweet Cookie" to honor a special Cocker Spaniel therapy dog who warmed everyone's hearts with her gentle love.
Cookie was adopted in 1999 by the Sulzman family. It wasn’t until about she was 4 years old that Cookie’s exceptional personality and abilities were completely revealed.
In 2003 a new program called “Puppy Tales” was introduced at the Vineland Public Library. Former Vineland Public Library Community Relations Coordinator, Anita Lupcho modeled “Puppy Tales” on the national Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program. To help encourage children to read, a “Puppy Tales” dog had to be, above all else, a good listener. Under the guiding hands of her owner Eloise, Cookie was registered, tested, insured, and passed the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test. Cookie exhibited a sense of calm and proved to be an inspiration to children of all ages.
This wonderful Cocker Spaniel dog, Cookie, who made everyone smile, passed away on September 6th, 2014 at age 15. Throughout her life, Cookie earned and received many accolades, certificates of accomplishments, and loving letters from those who knew her. Memories of “One Sweet Cookie” will be on display during January and February.
For more information, visit the library’s web page www.vinelandlibrary.org or call 856.794.4244.