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.

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

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
 
   
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
 

Click here to watch past graduation ceremonies and other great videos.