passing of the leash at graduationCanine 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 eight 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.


2017 Northwest Graduation Ceremonies




2017 Northwest Graduation Ceremonies

2017 Graduation & Puppy Matriculation Dates:  2017 Hearing Dog Team Graduation Dates: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:45pm
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus
2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 1:45pm
Center for Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus
2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:45pm
Center for Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus
2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:45pm
Center for Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus
2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

2018 Northwest Graduation Ceremonies

2018 Graduation & Puppy Matriculation Dates: 2018 Hearing Dog Team Graduation Dates:
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 1:45pmFriday, March 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 1:45pmFriday, May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 1:45pmFriday, August 31, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:45pmFriday, October 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
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