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Ruth Lilly Medical Library's Sandy Nogle and Her Therapy Dog Program

RLML's Sandy Nogle with Therapy Dog, Mabel

RLML's Sandy Nogle with Therapy Dog, Mabel

Ruth Lilly Medical Library's Sandy Nogle is a special member of the IU School of Medicine. She and her therapy dog Mabel regularly appear on campus to soothe stress, comfort sadness, and bring a little joy to everyone willing to gaze into Mabel's sweet eyes. Mabel is a golden retriever that Sandy worked to certify as a therapy dog during the pandemic. Since training Mabel and starting her own therapy dog program, she has trained and continues to train other dogs and their owners as well, and has become a well-known wellness ambassador on campus. She has made an impact in our Medical Library, in the IU School of Medicine and other schools on campus, and continues to grow her program and the therapy dog community throughout Indianapolis. Last month, Sandy's story was posted in the IUPUI Journey's blog, online at:

We are so very grateful to have Sandy and Mabel (or Bruce, or Bella) visit us regularly in the library and so proud of Sandy for making such a big impact here in the Medical Library and elsewhere on campus.

Although summer slows down, RLML will still be hosting #MabelMondays. Please feel free to come on over for a sweet visit with Mabel and Sandy on any of the following dates:

  • Monday, June 12, 10am-11:30am
  • Monday, June 26, 10am-11:30am
  • Monday, July 10, 10am-11:30am
  • Monday, July 24, 10am-11:30am (canceled*)
  • Monday, August 7, 10am-11:30am (canceled*)

*Sandy accepted a new position and her last day working at RLML is July 21st, 2023. #MabelMondays are on pause for now, but we expect to see her back later in the fall – watch for announcements!