There are currently three ways a dog can "graduate" from guide dog school.

Working Guidess - After 6 months or more of formal training, the dog is matched with a visually impaired partner. Up to 4 more weeks of training is done together on campus before the new team is presented at a graduation ceremony. Often times the puppy raiser has the opportunity to attend graduation and meet the new partner.

Breeder Dogs - After returning for formal training, those dogs still under breeder consideration are carefully observed by the trainers and the breeding department. Only the most exceptional dogs are chosen to join the breeding colony. These dogs are also presented at a graduation ceremony and will live with a foster family in between litters of puppies.

K-9 Buddies - This is a new program that matches a suitable dog with a blind child to provide companionship, increased social opportunities, love, and experience caring for a dog. If the child later chooses to be matched with a guide dog, he or she will already have experience with dogs.

Dogs not selected for one of these three jobs are said to be career changed. Career changed dogs go on to work as therapy, search and rescue, diabetic detection, hearing, or of course they can be pet dogs! Check out Boulder's wonderful career change dogs!

Giorgio

Giorgio is being raised by Matt and Sharyl. Giorgio is the son of Vikram, also raised by Matt and Sharyl. His dog mom's name is Precious. Giorgio is a male, yellow labrador born on February 22, 2018.

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Winston

Winston is a male, black labrador born on January 4, 2018 to dog dad urvek and dog mom Cherie. He is being raised by Abby M, Roger M, and Emily R.

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Ibex

Ibex, a female yellow labrador, was born on 2/27/2018 to dog mom Vesta and dog dad Zenith. She is being raised by Heidi. Ibex graduated on September 21, 2019.

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Edsel

Edsel is a male golden retriever born on February 15, 2017 to dog mom Athena and dog dad Jarvis. Edsel is being raised by Cathy & Carolanne. (Athena was also raised by Cathy & Carolanne.)

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Irma

Irma, a female yellow labrador, was raised by Jill and Don.

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Viking

Viking was born on January 22, 2007 and graduated as a working guide in October 2008. He was raised by Emma and her family and Margaret.

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Wilda

Wilda is a female, black labrador born on January 4, 2018 to dog dad Urvek and dog mom Cherie. Wilda is being raised by Sara and Tom G.

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Baklava

Baklava is a female, yellow labrador born on June 13, 2018 to dog dad Eski and dog mom Gamma. Baklava is being raised by Sara and Tom G.

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Pinky

Pinky was a sweet, female, black labrador.

She graduated as a working guide in 1997 and was raised by Heidi and Family. She is retired.

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Wilmette

Wilmette is a female, yellow labrador being raised by Janet. Wilmette was born on June 16, 2015 to dog mom Irene and dog dad Nevin. Wilmette is littermates with Willoughby and Waikiki, also being raised in the club.

Wilmette graduated on March 11, 2017.

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Levine

Levinegraduated as a working guide. Levine was raised by Cathy.

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Riggs

Riggs graduated as a working guide. Riggs was raised by Lucia, Frances, and family.

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Jira

Jira graduated as a working guide. Jira was co-raised by Cindy and Chad.

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Anderson

Anderson was raised by Angela and graduated as a working guide in 2006.

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Mercury

Mercury is a black, male labrador born to dog mom Mamie and dog dad Dylan on August 27, 2009.

He was raised by Alex and his family. Mercury is now partnered with a pastor and sports fan.

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Volt

Volt transferred into the club on April 11, 2014. He is being raised by Kirsten. He is a male, black labrador. Volt is a littermate of Vickram, also being raised in the club. Volt was born on March 5, 2013 to dog dad Jolt and dog mom Hestia. 

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Pearson

This Pearson is the first Pearson raised in the club. Pearson is a yellow, male labrador. He graduated as a working guide in 2011. He was born on February 20, 2009 to dog mom Blossom and dog dad Eric. Pearson was co-raised by Angela, Zach, and Carol.

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Yula

Yula is a female, yellow labrador who was born on April 16, 2010 to dog mom Mamie and dog dad Jenkins.

She is the litter mate of Yates and Yoko, also in the Boulder Guide Dog Puppy club. Yula is being raised by Gene and Jane, and she's a sweet girl that looks like she has eyeliner on. Read more for more pictures of Yula.

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Yoko

Yoko is a female yellow labrador born on April 16, 2010 to dog mom Mamie and dog dad Jenkins. She is a litter mate of Yates and Yula, also in the Boulder club. Yoko is being raised by Kirsten, Jill, and Leah.

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Delsey 2

Delsey is a female golden retriever. She was born on 8/5/2013 to dog mom Fresca and dog dad Magellan. Delsey is being raised by JulieMarie. Delsey's littermate, Delight, is also in the Boulder club.

Delsey is the second puppy to our club with the name Delsey, and the second puppy named Delsey raised by JulieMarie.

Delsey was recalled on October 18, 2014.

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Keith

Keith transferred into the club as a 6-month-old puppy. He is a yellow lab who was raised by Claire. He graduated as a working guide. See Keith work in the video below.

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Willoughby

Willoughby is being raised by Kit, Jeff, and Stacie. Willoughby is a male, yellow labrador born on June 16, 2015 to dog mom Irene and dog dad Nevin. Willoughby is littermates with Wilmette and Waikiki, also being raised in the club.

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Tuppence

Tuppence is a female, yellow labrador born on October 4, 2015 to dog dad Stockholm and dog mom Cinder. Tuppence is being raised by Cathy, James, and David and Carrie and Reid.

Tuppence graduated on July 1, 2017.

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Galavant

Galavant is a male, black labrador born on May 29, 2016 to dog dad York and dog mom Zulu. Galavant transferred into the club and is being raised by Julie, Charlie, Alex, Emily, and Avery.

Galavant graduated on 4/21/2018.

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Megan

Megan is a female, black labrador being raised by Heidi and Lleane. Megan is littermates with Molokai and Marble, also being raised in the club. Megan's dog dad is Toby, and her dog mon is Flicker, who was also raised by Heidi. Megan was born on January 30, 2014.

Megan has retired.

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Bruno

Bruno is a male, yellow labrador born on January 10, 2015 to dog mom Myra and dog dad Mitzvah. He is being raised by Abraham.

Bruno is officially retired.

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Sophia

Sophia is a female, yellow labrador born on November 21, 2015 to dog mom Giselle and dog dad West. Sophia was raised by Sandy and Vic, and Kit and Jeff.

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Marble

Marble is a female black labrador. She is a sister of Megan and Molokai. Marble was born on January 30, 2014 to dog mom Flicker and dog dad Toby. Marble was raised by Vic and Sandy.

Marble graduated as a guide in October 2015.

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Dougie

Dougie is a male, yellow labrador born on February 10, 2015 to dog dad Joplin and dog mom Norma.

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Lana

Lana is a female black labrador born on March 23, 2015 to dog mom Quince and dog dad Laughlin. Lana is being raised by Leah, Abby & Kirsten.

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