Northeast 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.

Our quarterly graduations are open to the public! Please see below for details on our next public ceremony on August 9, 2024 at 12:30pm ET:

The Genesis Center, 28A Industrial Blvd, Medford, NY 11763

You can also view the most recent ceremony video below. Previous graduation livestreams and videos from our classes are on our YouTube channel.

Can’t join us in person? Please join us virtually for our August Team Training Graduation ceremony:

Other graduations and videos can be seen on our YouTube channel.

Northeast Region Team Training Graduation Dates:   

Friday, November 8, 2024

Friday, February 7, 2025

Friday, May 9, 2025

Friday, August 8, 2025

Friday, November 7, 2025

Canine Companions graduation ceremonies occur at least four times a year in the Northeast Region. Graduation marks the end of a rigorous two-week Team Training program. During these two weeks, individuals are paired with a Canine Companions service dog and are taught how to work together as a team. The bond created between each individual and the dog they paired with is truly inspirational to all who get to witness their relationship.

Canine Companions provides highly trained service dogs for adults, children and veterans with disabilities free of charge. Canine Companions service dogs can also be paired with a facilitator working in a health care, education or courtroom setting.

We invite you to join us virtually for a unique experience that allows all to witness our mission first-hand and experience the journey from puppy to service dog.

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Canine Companions

Miller Family Campus
286 Middle Island Road
Medford, NY 11763
(631) 561-0200 Voice
(631) 561-0230 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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