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Canine Companions Graduation Ceremony

CCI graduating team

Team Training Graduation

When: Friday August 17th, 2012, 1:45 pm
Where:Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

During International Assistance Dog Week, more than 10 adults and children and their families will be hard at work training to receive an assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence. For many, this journey began over a year ago when they first applied for an assistance dog to help them live a more independent life. They come from all over the Northwest Region and have a wide range of disabilities. They will get to celebrate all of their hard work on August 17, when they will graduate from training with their new highly trained Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs.


The graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, August 17 at the Center for Spiritual Living (2075 Occidental Road in Santa Rosa) at 1:45 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public with free admission.


The dogs graduating have been in training for approximately two years and know over 40 different commands including opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, and retrieving dropped objects. The graduation ceremony is the culmination of an intensive, two-week Team Training course completed by these new human/canine teams at Canine Companions™ Northwest Regional Training Center in Santa Rosa.


For more information go to or call  1-800-572-BARK.