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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Decatur

Decatur is a female, black labrador born on March 13, 2018 to dog dad Celtic and dog mom Colette. Decatur is being raised by Tia.

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Declan

Declan is a male, yellow lab born on December 26, 2017 to dog dad Phoenix and dog mom Bette. He is being raised by Julie K. and family.

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Samwise

Samwise is a male, yellow labrador. He was born on March 15, 2017 to dog dad Phoenix and dog mom Treasure. Samwise is being raised by Jackie, Allen & Jeanne.

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Rosalind

Rosalind is a female, black labrador being raised by JuileMarie and Michael. She was born on April 26, 2017 to dog dad Upton and dog mom Zinnia.

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Fanta

Fanta is a female, black labrador born on July 30, 2017 to dog dad Charming and dog mom Irene. Fanta is being raised by Levin S. and Melissa M.

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Ritter

Ritter is a male, chocolate labrador born on August 10, 2017 to dog dad Nevin and dog mom Uzette. Ritter is being raised by Laura Anna R-T and family.
 
Ritter graduated as a working guide.

Saigon

Saigon is a female, yellow labrador being raised by Cherie and Reed and Carrie W. Saigon was born on April 27, 2017 to dog dad Curt and dog mom Lagoon. Saigon graduated on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

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Riza

Riza is a female, yellow labrador born on April 26, 2017 to dog dad Upton and dog mom Zinnia. Riza is being raised by Marnie and Carson.

Riza graduated on Jan 26.

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Sampson

Sampson is a male, black labrador born on December 30, 2016 to dog dad lucio and dog mom Vida. Sampson is being raised by Claire W. Sampson graduated on December 8, 2018.

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Dino

Dino is a male, yellow lab born on February 4, 2017 to dog mom Aida and dog dad Upton. Dino is being raised by Stacie J. Dino graduated on November 17, 2018.

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Ida

Ida is a female, black labrador born on January 11, 2017 to dog mom Una and dog dad Dapper. She is littermates with Iago. Ida is being raised by Cece, Sol, and Tom B. Ida graduated on November 17, 2018.

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McKnight

McKnight is a male golden retriever born to dad dog Neutron and dog mom Tarragon on October 12, 2016. He is being raised by Claudia and John and Carol.

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Emidio

Emidio is a yellow lab born on 4/6/2016 to mom Abeline and dad Bartley. He is being raised by Karen and her family.

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Granola

Granola is a female, yellow lab born on September 20, 2016 to dog dad Krostof and dog mom Giselle. Granola's sister Gamma is also in our club. Granola is being raised by Emily R., Abby, Leah, Roger & Alex M.

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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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Nadine

Nadine is a female, black labrador who is a working guide.

She was born to dog mom Paulina and dog dad Cubby. Nadine was raised by Kyra and Richard.

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Sawyer

Sawyer was a male, yellow labrador born on December 15, 1996. He was raised by Lauren.

Hawkins

Hawkins is a male, yellow labrador born on October 17, 2014 to dog mom Darby and dog dad Vickram. Vickram was raised in the Boulder club, and Helix, Hawkins' littermate, is also being raised in the Boulder club. Hawkins is being raised by Lauren.

Hawkins went to Guide Dogs for formal training in May 2016.

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Balousky

Balousky is a male, yellow labrador born to dog dad Sid and dog mom Hestia on November 28, 2105. He is being raised by Lauren.

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Tandem

Tandem is a male, yellow labrador born on July 27, 2013 to dog mom Ultra and dog dad Phoenix. Tandem is being raised by Lauren. Tandem was recalled on October 18, 2014.

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Bonita

Bonita is a female, black labrador. She was born on 10.27.2011 to dog mom Bettymae and dog dad Pike. She joined the Boulder club on January 13, 2012 and is being raised by Gwen, Anna, and Quinn. Bonita was altered on Feb 19, 2013 because she had loose patellas. Bonita and her littermates all have names that start with the letter B.

Bonita graduated from home training on May 28, 2013, and lives in Florida with her partner, Justin.

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Kia

Kia is a female black labrador born to dog mom Peach and dog dad Flamenco on August 21, 2010. Kia graduated as a working guide on March 24, 2012. She now lives in Tennessee with her partner.

She was raised by Gwen and her daughter Anna. Kia is excellent around children and she also likes to cuddle. Kia was recalled on November 11, 2011.

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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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Cordelia

Cordelia is a female, black labrador born on January 23, 2016 to dog mom Wanda and dog dad Jolt. Cordelia is being raised by Heidi and Lleane. Cordelia graduated as a working guide on September 23, 2017.

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