Southwest Region Graduations

mom and daughter hugging during graduationCanine Companions is taking precautions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) to limit its effect on our community. We are taking additional steps to protect our team members, volunteers and clients and have made the decision to cancel all graduation ceremonies for the foreseeable future. We understand that this decision may be disappointing, but we know it is in the best interest of all. While the ceremonies won’t take place, we will be working directly with students in small classes to deliver the curriculum.

These measures are being taken in an abundance of caution and in accordance with the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as we have no known contact with the virus at this time. We are grateful to our generous community and appreciate all continued efforts to fulfill our mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing expertly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support completely free of charge.

We know this is an unprecedented time and our thoughts are with those who have been impacted. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Please enjoy this video featuring our most recent graduate teams! Click here to read our accessibility statement.

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Canine Companions for Independence

The Dean, Gerda and Trixie Koontz Campus
124 Rancho del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
(760) 901-4300 Voice
(760) 901-4350 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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