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Update:  Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with the recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and Virginia Department of Health, we have made the decision to postpone our May 3rd graduation to a later date, to be determined.

Our training team will continue to work with our graduating class remotely, and we look forward to celebrating our new teams when it is safe to do so.

Thank you to our sponsors and to you, our Saint Francis Family for your patience and understanding.


The journey from puppy to partner takes two years and costs tens of thousands of dollars.  It requires the dedication of our volunteers, trainers, and staff; the hard work and commitment of our partners; and the support of our generous donors, grantors, and corporate sponsors.  All of this work culminates in this event, graduation.  Seeing our animals grow from cuddly, playful balls of fur to unflappable, steadfast service dogs, and in turn, seeing our partners’ lives open up with their service dog steady by their side is a true privilege, and we cannot wait to honor these teams and that journey.  We hope you can join us!

When:  TBD
Where:  South County Library, Roanoke

This event is free and open to the public.
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Support this event and our graduates.  Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Graduation 2020 today.

A special thank you to our Graduation 2020 sponsors!

Partner Sponsors

Kaia Sponsors

Tyler Sponsors

Additional sponsorships are available!  To learn more about becoming a graduation sponsor, download our sponsor benefits and agreement form and contact Amy Milberger at 540-342-3647 ext. 409 or amilberger@saintfrancisdogs.org.
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