Our Events

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Throughout the year, we plan a variety of inspiring events that highlight the work we do.


Graduations
– Events held in February/March, June and October to recognize several of the newly formed partnerships of an assistance dog and a person with a disability.
**View our Summer 2022 graduation.
**View our Spring 2022 graduation.
**View our Fall 2021 virtual graduation.
**View our Summer 2021 virtual graduation.
**View our Winter 2021 virtual graduation.
**View our Fall 2020 virtual graduation.
**View our Summer 2020 virtual graduation.


Open Houses
 – Quarterly presentations for those who would like to learn more about Can Do Canines.


The Fetching Ball Gala
– A wonderful evening held each winter, celebrating Can Do Canines.
**View our 2021 virtual event.


Tails of Independence
– A fundraising event that highlights the inspiring ways specially trained assistance dogs are changing lives.
**View our 2021 virtual event.
**View our 2020 virtual event.


Can Do Woofaroo
– Our family-fun festival is held in September and includes a variety of exciting activities.

We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events. Click on a listing to view more details.

Virtual Conversation: Fall 2022

Join us for a Zoom virtual conversation on Monday, October 17, at 7 p.m. Executive Director Jeff Johnson will share some updates and insights, and then our Kennel Manager, Katie Rickert, will present what a typical day in our kennel area is like. You won't want to miss hearing about some of the unique practices that take place with our dogs. You can submit a question for Jeff and/or Katie to address during the one-hour session. If you sign up, we'll send you a reminder email on the morning of the conversation. Both closed captioning and a live ASL interpreter …

Open House: November 12, 2022

Can Do Canines 9440 Science Center Drive, New Hope, MN

We will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 12, from noon to 2 p.m., at our campus. Potential clients, volunteers, or anyone who might be interested in supporting the organization is invited to attend to learn how an assistance dog changes the life of a person with a disability. There is no pre-registration for this event, so please join us on November 12. You will be asked to share some contact information at our registration table, upon arrival. Take a virtual tour of our campus. Through a self-guided tour, attendees can: Watch a trainer demonstrate some general skills …

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