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!

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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Irma

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

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Congratulations Halbert

Halbert transferred intot he club. He is a male, golden retriever born on March 28, 2015 to dog dad Cuervo and dog mom Nelda. Halbert is being raised by Cathy & Carolanne.

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Neona

Neona is a female, lab/golden cross. Her dog dad is Medford and her dog mom is Keepsake. She was born on August 2, 2105 and is being raised by Cathy and Carolanne.

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Pickels

Pickels is a male, yellow labrador born on August 7, 2015 to dog dad Solo and dog mom Peeka. Pickels iwas started by Joanne, Annabelle, Dan, and Griffin, but is being finished by Jo-Ann B. (Pickels and Shore share a birthday, but they are not related.)

Pickels graduated on March 11, 2017.

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Ardal

Ardal is being raised by Griffin, Laura Ann, and Logan. Ardal is a male, black labrador born to dog mom Jaika and dog dad Parson on June 19, 2015.

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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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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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Congratulations 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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Mayor

Mayor is a male, black labrador born on July 16, 2014 to dog dad Jenkins and dog mom Paris. Mayor transferred into the club from Utah and he's a littermate of Magic. He is being raised by Anne W.

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Congratulations Dougie

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

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Bruno Retired

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 went to Guide Dogs for formal training in May 2016.

Bruno is officially retired.

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Tasha

Tasha is a female, yellow labrador born on January 6, 2015 to dog mom Hestia and dog dad Jenkins. Tasha was first raised by Margaret and then by Anne.

Tasha graduated as a working guide.

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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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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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Helix

Helix is a male, black brindle labrador. He's one of Vickram's first puppies. Vickram was raised in the Boulder club. Helix was born on October 17, 2014 to dog mom Darby. He is being raised by Madison and Denise. Helix's brother, Hawkins, is also being raised in the Boulder club.

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

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Trace

Trace is a male, yellow labrador who transferred into our club. He is being raised by Heather and Levin. He was born on April 21, 2014 to dog dad Solo and dog mom Carlita. Trace graduated as a working guide.

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Anza

Anza is a female black labrador born on September 27, 2014 to dog mom Cypress and dog dad Andreas. Anza is being raised by Sandy and Vic.

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Jenny

Jenny, a female yellow labrador, joined the club on Friday, September 12, 2014. Jenny was born on July 8, 2014 to dog mom Lexus and dog dad Kahlua. Jenny was raised by Carrie, Hannah, and Reid. Jenny graduated as a working guide in July 2016.

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Vaquero

Vaquero, a male, black labrador, was transferred into the club in late April, 2014 and is being raised by Anne.  Vaquero was born on April 9, 2013 to dog dad Calgary and dog mom Neva.

Vaquero graduated as a guide in November 2014.

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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. 

Volt graduated as a guide in October 2014.

Tanalei

Tanalei (pronounced Tuh nawl ee) is a female yellow labrador. She was born on April 8, 2014 to dog dad McKinley and dog mom Pia. Tanalei is being raised by Susan and Grace. Tanalei graduated as a working guide on December 13, 2014.

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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. Megan is being raised by Vic and Sandy.

Marble graduated as a guide in October 2015.

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Kimba

Kimba is a female golden retriever/labrador cross. She was born on March 28, 2013 to dog mom Matisse and dog dad Amici. Kimba is being raised by Vic and Sandy. Kimba graduated as a working guide in November 2014.

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Scone

Scone is a female black labrador born on April 13, 2014 to dog mom Wanda and dog dad Mack. She's being coraised by Leah and family and Kirsten and family. Scone is a littermate of Siri, also being raised in the club. Scone graduated as a working guide.

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Regan

Regan is a female, black labrador born on April 9, 2014 to dog mom Ultra and dog dad Andreas. She is being raised by Cece. Regan graduated in December 2015.

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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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Odin

Odin came on the April 11, 2014 puppy truck. He is a male, golden retriever being raised by Claudia. Odin is Olema's littermate and is also half-sibling to Valiant and Versailles. Odin's dog dad is Partner and his dog mom is Tarragon. Odin was born on February 6, 2014.

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Valiant

Valiant is the son of Athena and Partner. Athena was raised in our Boulder club. Valiant is the brother of Versailles, also being raised in the Boulder club. Valiant was born on December 11, 2013 and is being raised by Cathy and Carolanne, who raised Athena.

Valiant graduated as a guide in July 2015.

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Delsey, the golden

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 named by JulieMarie.

Delsey was recalled on October 18, 2014.

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