Northwest Region Graduations

Canine Companions graduation ceremonies represent the culmination of hard work, love and dedication of many people, including breeder caretakers, puppy raisers, instructors, volunteers, staff members and graduates.

Graduations are held 16 times annually in the Northwest Region. Join the graduates and their Canine Companions assistance dogs as they team up and embark on their new lives with increased independence. Graduation ceremonies are free and open to the public*. No reservations are required.

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

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Northwest Graduation Ceremonies


Friday, January 18 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, February 15 - 1:45pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony
Spring Hills Church, 3700 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Friday, March 8 - 2:00pm - Hearing Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, March 15 - 2:00pm - Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Teams Graduation
Ceremony available via livestream.

Friday, April 19 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, May 10 - 1:45pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony
Spring Hills Church, 3700 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Friday, May 24 - 2:00pm - Hearing Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, June 28 - 2:00pm - Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Teams Graduation
Ceremony available via livestream.

Friday, July 19 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, August 9 - 1:45pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony
Spring Hills Church, 3700 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Friday, August 30 - 2:00pm - Hearing Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, September 27 - 2:00pm - Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Teams Graduation
Ceremony available via livestream.

Friday, October 18 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, November 8 - 1:45pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony
Spring Hills Church, 3700 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Thursday, November 21 - 2:00pm - Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Teams Graduation
Ceremony available via livestream.

Friday, November 22 - 2:00pm - Hearing Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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Canine Companions for Independence
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus
2965 Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 577-1700 Voice
(707) 577-1712 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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