Canine Companions for Independence graduation ceremonies occur at least four times a year in the North Central region. Graduation marks the end of a rigorous two-week Team Training program where Canine Companions' highly-trained assistance dogs are partnered with a child or adult with a disability or a person who will use the dog to help people with disabilities and both human and canine are trained to work together as a team. During the graduation ceremony, the volunteer puppy raisers of graduating dogs “pass the leash” to the new graduates, marking the official start of a long and valuable partnership and symbolizing the dog’s transition from dog-in-training to assistance dog.
Congratulations to the November 2015 Graduating class!
Next Graduation Ceremony:
• Friday, February 12, 2016
The graduation ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. Graduate dogs and Canine Companions' puppies over the age of six months are encouraged to attend.
Desserts and beverages will be provided at a reception directly following the ceremony.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP for the February graduation ceremony.
NOTE: Visit www.27033interchange.org for the most up-to-date information regarding local road closures due to the interchange construction project.
Future Graduation Dates: