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.
2018 National Graduation Days - Feb 16 | May 11 & 12* | Aug 10 & Aug 25** | Nov 9
*Southeast Region only
**South Central Region only
2018 Hearing Dog Team Graduation Days at the Northwest and Southeast Training Centers - Mar 9 | May 25 | Aug 31 | Oct 26
^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|
|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|