Graduation

Canine Companions graduation ceremonies honor people with disabilities placed with specially trained assistance dogs nationwide. This celebration marks the end of an assistance dog’s professional training and the beginning of a partnership between a human in need and a canine that will provide endless service and companionship. Graduations are open to the public^ and a wonderful event you won't forget.

2019 National Graduation Days - Feb 15 | May 10 & 11* | Aug 9 | Nov 8
*Southeast Region only

2019 Hearing Dog Team Graduation Days at the Northwest and Southeast Training Centers - Mar 8 | May 24 | Aug 30 | Nov 22

For further information about a graduation near you, visit the following links:
North Central | Northeast | Northwest | South Central | Southeast | Southwest

^Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD ceremonies are not open to the public.

Watch our graduation ceremonies:

   
Northwest Region Graduation - 1:45 p.m. PT   Southeast Region Graduation - 11:30 a.m. ET
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North Central Region Graduation - 12:45 p.m. ET   Northeast Region Graduation - 12:30 p.m. ET
 
   
Southwest Region Graduation - 12 p.m. PT   South Central Region Graduation - 12 p.m. CT