"The library has become my candy store."
~Juliana Kimball
 
All-Around READing Dogs
New Jersey ~ "Taffy"  

Brittany therapy dog listening as two children read to her.

The family grandchildren love
reading to Taffy

Linda could see immediately that Taffy was very sweet and loving. Although a little timid at first, she soon developed confidence when she realized she could trust these people and was there to stay.

Linda, a retired school librarian, felt Taffy would be a great reading dog. Along with the family’s 9-year-old Golden Retriever, Taffy completed basic obedience training and therapy dog classes. She was registered by Bright and Beautiful and has also received her AKC Good Citizenship certificate.  Taffy has visited several schools for various programs and is also visiting children at a local library. She likes listening to books about Clifford as well hearing the rhymes of Dr. Seuss. She also seems to really enjoy Amelia Bedelia, too!

Taffy has a bright future ahead in which she will be sharing her love with children while encouraging them to read for many years to come.

Books about Brittanys include:

Brainy Brittanys, by Katherine Hengel

Brittany Spaniels, by Julie Murray

Pick of the Litter, by Bill Wallace

(Click on the titles above for a brief description and convenient ordering information.)

 



Taffy is a Brittany. Brittanys are a medium-sized dog, about 30-40 pounds, suited for sport and companionship. Named for the French province where it originated, the Brittany was called the Brittany Spaniel until 1982 when its official name was changed to Brittany. Typically, the Brittany is strong, quick, and agile. They are happy and alert dogs with a willing attitude. Quick and curious, they are always on the lookout for birds or fun.  They love to run, and it’s best if they get daily mental and physical exercise of about an hour a day, not just a calm walk around the block. The Brittany is often independent, which is normal for a sporting breed, but it is are also a sensitive and social dog that needs human interaction.

Taffy was born in December 2007, and Linda adopted her from the Associated Humane Society at the Popcorn Park Zoo Animal Shelter when she was several weeks old. Her mother had been given up because she was sick and the entire litter of pups was born with problems the owner didn’t want to deal with. The Animal Hospital treated the mom and performed surgery on each of the pups, and all were adopted into forever homes.

 

     
 
 
 
 

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