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.
Only Canine Companions assistance dogs and puppies 4 months of age and older allowed at graduations.

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

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Northwest Region Graduation Ceremonies


Friday, November 15 - 2:00pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation
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


2020 Graduation Ceremony Dates


Friday, January 17 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, February 14 - 1:45pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony
Graton Resort & Casino Ballroom, 288 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Thursday, March 5 - 2:00pm - Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Teams Graduation
Ceremony available via livestream.

Friday, March 6 - 2:00pm - Hearing Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, April 17 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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

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

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

Friday, July 24 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, August 14 - 1:45pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony
Spring Hills Church, 3700 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Thursday, September 3 - 2:00pm - Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Teams Graduation
Ceremony available via livestream.

Friday, September 4 - 2:00pm - Hearing Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, October 9 - 2:00pm - Skilled Companion and Facility Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Friday, November 6 - 1:45pm - Service Dog Teams Graduation and Puppy Matriculation Ceremony
Spring Hills Church, 3700 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Thursday, November 19 - 2:00pm - Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Teams Graduation
Ceremony available via livestream.

Friday, November 20 - 2:00pm - Hearing Dog Teams Graduation
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Northwest Training Center

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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