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!

Antoinette

Antoinette graduated as a wheelchair guide in 2006. Antoinette was raised by Bonnie and her family and is now working in Utah.

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Anderson

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

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Lucca

Lucca graduated as a working guide in 2005. Lucca was raised by Elizabeth and family.

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Kaylor

Kaylor graduated as a working guide. Kaylor was raised by Cathy and Carolanne.

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Rubia

Rubia graduated as a working guide. Rubia was raised by Dave and Sara.

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Marlis

Marlis graduated as a working guide. Marlis was raised by Judy and her family.

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Daytona

Daytona graduated as a working guide. Daytona was raised by Heidi and her family.

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Ynez

Ynez graduated as a working guide. She was raised by Mike.

Lenny

Lenny graduated as a working guide. Lenny was raised by Erin and Matt. Lenny is now retired and is back with his raisers.

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Jira

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

Jarvis

Jarvis graduated was graduated as a working guide. Jarvis was raised by Susan and her family.

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Allegra

Allegra graduated as a working guide. She was raised by Bonnie and her family.

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Riggs

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

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Mildred

Mildred graduated as a working guide. She was raised by Heidi, Tashai, and Robert.

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Levine

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

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Fergus

Fergus graduated as a working guide. He was raised by Claire.

Maime

Maime was raised by Jane and family. After she retired, she went back to live with her puppy raisers again. Maime graduated as a working guide.

Galway

Galway graduated as a working guide. Galway was raised by Doreen and Aaron.

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Aruba

Aruba graduated as a working guide. Aruba was raised by Melissa.

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Juana

Juana graduated as a working guide, but is now working as a therapy dog. Juana was raised by Jill and Don.

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Plato

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

Haiku

Haiku graduated as a working guide. Haiku was raised by Karen.

Velma

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

Harmony

Harmony graduated as a working guide. She is retired now and living with her partner's family. She was raised by Susan and Family.

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Januty

Jaunty was a female, yellow labrador born on February 14, 1999 to dog dad Guthrie and dog mom Constance. She was raised by Robert and Tashai.

Kessler

Kessler graduated as a working guide. Kessler was raised by Aaron.

Niagra

Niagra graduated as a working guide. She was raised by Karen.

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Evelyn

Evelyn was raised by Susan and her family in 1998. Evelyn graduated as a working guide.

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Ray

Ray graduated as a working guide. Ray was raised by Lauren.

Poem

Poem graduated as a working guide. Poem was raised by Tashai and Robert.

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