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Hearing Dog Program Celebrates First Graduation with 4 Hearing Dogs

The first graduation of The Hearing Dog Program was held May 11, 2009. Four Hearing Dogs and their human companions graduated that day: Banjo/Tristan Herkimer, Bounty/Linda Austin, Gotcha/Martha Hoffman, and Rebel/Meredith Alexander. The ceremony was held at the lovely California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, accompanied by a gourmet lunch cooked up specifically for our event by the chefs. A fun menu included dishes called Scooby Snacks, Puppy’s Breath, and Kibbles ‘n Bits. Celebrity movie critic and dog lover Jan Wahl hosted the program, and everyone had a great time!

December 2010 Hearing Dog Graduation and Holiday Party

Our December 4, 2010 Hearing Dog Graduation and Holiday Party at the San Francisco Sports Basement was a huge success! Thank you to the graduates, board members, volunteers, and to everyone else in attendance. We all felt encouraged by the positive atmosphere and it reminded us all how much people believe in the work that we do. The raffle and auction were lots of fun―a big thank you to Tristan and Lynne Herkimer for entertaining us! You helped us meet the $1,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge by raising $1,273 in donations, added to the generous $1,000 matching gift from our anonymous donor, for a total of $2,273! Your enthusiasm and support for the program is uplifting and a great reminder of how these dogs enrich their guardians’ lives.

Hearing Dog Program Celebrates June Graduation and 2-Year Anniversary

The Hearing Dog Program graduates four teams!

On June 5, 2010, three Hearing Dog teams and one Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) team received their diplomas at The Hearing Dog Program graduation held at The Sports Basement on Bryant Street. People and pooches enjoyed entertainment, food, raffles, prizes, and awards. Many thanks to Pet Food Express and Sports Basement for co-sponsoring the event. A special thank you to our Sign Language Interpreters for volunteering their time. The occasion was a festive and successful fundraiser. Congratulations to Kristin and Charlie, Wani and Esther, Kris and Luke, and Tom and Dolce!
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