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!

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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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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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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Pickels

Pickels is a male, yellow labrador born on August 7, 2015 to dog dad Solo and dog mom Peeka. Pickels was 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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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.

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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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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 and co raised with Gina and Art. Ida graduated on November 17, 2018.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Narnia

Narnia graduated as a guide in 2007. Narnia was raised by Heidi and her family.  Narnia's mom is Audrey, who was also raised by Heidi!  Narnia is now retired as an active guide, but is still working as an ambassador dog.

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Anzio

Anzio is a cross between a yellow lab and a golden retriever. He was born on November 15, 2015 to dog dad Cuervo and dog mom Tenley. He is being raised by JulieMarie and Michael.

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Patterson

Patterson is a golden retriever born on January 2, 2016. He transferred into the club. He was born to dog dad Partner and dog mom Midge. He is being raised by Cathy, Carolanne, and Karin.

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Farlow

Farlow is a male, black labrador born on April 6, 2016 to dog dad Nissan and dog mom Pompeii. He is being raised by Tia, Chris, Owen, and Kayleigh.

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