Service Dog Plans to Attend High School Graduation Dressed to Impress

Walton the Golden Retriever will accompany his human at her High School graduation while wearing a perfectly sized cap and gown.

Cap and gowns are meant to give everyone a uniform look, but one distinguished gentleman is sure to stand out at a Michigan High School’s graduation this June.

Service Dog in Cap and Gown. Photo from Huffington Post

6-year-old service dog, Walton, will join his human17-year-old Desi for all of her graduation festivities says the Huffington post. Walton has been assisting the teen, who has cerebral palsy, for the past four years. From going to school, running errands, Walton is just like a normal teen. It’s a natural fit that he gets to graduate too.

Desi and Walton took their senior class photos together in cap and gown and they look great!

We should mention, handsome as he is, Walton is not the first dog to attend graduation so appropriately dressed. We found a few more amazing and special service dogs donning caps and gowns for graduation last year.

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Labrador, Hero, escorted Bridget Evans at the convocation ceremony at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. A photo of them wearing their caps and gowns went viral after being posted on Reddit.  

Service Dog at Graduation. Photo from

Golden Retriever, Kirsch, didn’t just wear a cap and gown; he also received an honorary Master of Science in Counseling for attending all of his owner’s classes at John Hopkins University.

Labrador Service Dog at Graduation. Photo from

Labrador, Roxie, accompanied Reno through 62 credit hours of instruction at Delta College and traveled across the stage during graduation to receive recognition for her supporting role in his achievements.

Black Labrador Service Dog in Cap and Gown. Photo from

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