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!

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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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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Magnolia

Magnolia is a female yellow labrador born on July 17, 2014 to dog mom Mona and dog dad William. Magnolia is being raised by Megan and Terry. Magnolia is littermates with Moose. Mona, their mom, was raised by Anna P. in the Boulder club. Magnolia was recalled on October 18, 2104.

Magnolia graduated as a guide on 2/14/2015

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Flyer

Baby Flyer flew into the club on March 20, 2013. He is being raised raised by Susan, Kelly, and Jen. Flyer is a male, black labrador born on January 22, 2013 to dog dad Parson and dog mom Norma.

Flyer graduated as a working guide dog.

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Huck

Huck is a labrador golden cross. He was born on March 21, 2012 to dog dad David and dog mon Nigella. He is being co-raised by Barbara and Harlan and family.

Huck was trained in-home and graduated in October 2013.

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Tamika

Tamika is a black, female labrador who is being co-raised by Leah, Abby, Kirsten, and Emily. Tamika was born on April 8, 2012 to dog dad Marino and dog mom Abigail.

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Sergio

Sergio is a male golden retriever who joined our club on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Sergio was born on September 5, 2012 to dog dad Amador and dog mom Pebbles. Sergio was raised by JulieMarie, Michael, and Lucky. He graduated as a working guide.

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Delaney

Delaney is a cute, black labrador female with brindle paws. Her dog father is Jenkins and her dog mother is Wallaby. She was born on December 25, 2011.

Delaney graduated as a working guide dog.

She was born on December 25, 2011. She was raised by Bonnie.

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Kenner

Kenner is a male yellow labrador born on July 9, 2013 to dog dad Vernon and dog mom Alma. Kenner is being raised by Janet. Kenner was recalled on October 18, 2014.

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Hugo

Margaret picked up her new puppy, Hugo, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. He flew in from California. Hugo is a male, black labrador born to dog mom Marcie and dog dad Simon on December 5, 2011

Hugo graduated on August 17, 2013. Hugo was raised by Margaret and Joel.

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Jenson

Jenson was born on February 20, 2010. He was raised in Utah for a while, but due to circumstances out of their control, his first puppy raisers had to stop raising

Jenson is a male, black labrador whose dog mom is Elsa and his dog father is Simon.

Jenson has been matched with a partner and the two of them are now in class set to graduate on August 13, 2011. Emily, Jenson's puppy raiser, is proud of him and is looking forward to squishing his face at graduation. "I have no doubt he will excel as a guide and bring many years of joy and safe travel to his new partner!" Emily wrote.

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Viva

Viva is a female, yellow labrador born on September 23, 2011. She is being raised by Sara and Tom. Her dog mom is Trinidad and her dog dad is David. She joined the club the second week of December 2011. She has a microchip isntead of a tatoo! Viva graduated as a working guide dog in June of 2013.

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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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Dora

Dora was raised by Grace and Susan. Dora graduated as a working guide in March 2013.

Dora is sister to Deidra and is being raised by Grace and Susan as their first puppy!  Dora's parents are Vintage and Jenkins and was born 4/12/11.

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Deidra

Deidra was  co-raised by Leah, Abby, Kirsten, and Emily. Deidra graduated as a working guide in March 2013.

She's a black female labrador and she joined the group on Friday, June 10, 2011. She was born on April 12th, 2011 to mom Vintage and Dad Jenkins.  She will spend her first few months with Emily and then will move on to the co-raising crew of Leah, Abby, Kirsten and their families.

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Keena

Keena is being raised by Heidi. Her parents are Blossom (who was raised by Heidi) and David. Keena was born on June 3, 2011. 

Keena joined the group in late July 2011.

Keena graduated in late 2012 as a working guide dog.

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Nexus

Nexus graduated on 11-3-2012.

Nexus just joined the group on Friday, May 13, 2011. His dog dad is Jenkins and his dog mom is Dia. He was born on February 24, 2011. He is a male, yellow lab raised by Susan.

Nexus' partner sent Susan a letter.

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Jodianne

Jodianne is a female, yellow labrador born on April 27, 2010 to dog mom Dorinda and dog dad Jay. Jodianne graduated on December 3, 2011. She was raised by Sarina and Craig.

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Yates

Yates is a male, yellow labrador, and his litter mates, Yoko and Yula are also in the Boulder club. He was raised by Anna and Jean-Paul. He is a yellow labrador born on April 16, 2010 to dog mom Mamie and dog dad Jenkins.

Yates graduated and his partner loves him.

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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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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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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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Nadette

Nadette graduated as a working guide and was raised by Gene and Jane.

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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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Cordova

Cordova is a female, yellow labrador. Cypress came off the puppy truck on November 11, 2011. She was born on 8/22/2011. Her dog parents are daddy Stockholm & mommy Starling.

Cordova graduated and is a working Guide Dog.

Guide Dogs for the Blind posted a video of Starling's litter of C puppies.

Cordova is being raised by Claudia. Cordova is littermates with Cypress, who was also raised in the club.

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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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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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Monica

Monica is a female black labrador born on August 27, 2009 to dog mom Mamie and dog dad Dylan. Monica was raised by Alexis and family.

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Hahn

Hahn is a male, black labrador born to dog mom Lark and dog dad Cabby on May 2, 2009. Hahn was raised by Susan and family.

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