Southwest Region Graduations

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Graduation Ceremonies

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.

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 service dogs and ongoing support completely free of charge.

We are happy to announce our graduation ceremonies are now OPEN to the public and are free to attend.

Join us for a unique experience that will allow all in attendance to witness our mission first hand and experience the journey from puppy to service dog. All of our graduation ceremonies will also be available to watch via live stream. Click here to view the August graduation live stream.

2022 Graduation Ceremonies: 

Friday, August 12 at 1 p.m. 
Location: North Coast Church-The Edge
2405 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084
Click here to view the live stream.

Friday, November 4 at 12 p.m.
Location: North Coast Church-The Edge
2405 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084

 

Southwest Region Graduating Class

Please enjoy the video of our August 12, 2022 graduation ceremony!

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Canine Companions 

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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