Meet Ricochet, an amazing dog who will no doubt win your heart. Ricochet was raised by her mom to be a service dog right from the start. But what Ricochet actually ended up becoming was unexpected and even more inspirational.
Ricochet just wasn’t cut out to be a service dog, and her mom Judy was really disappointed when she couldn’t become one. But wait till you see what she did for her dog instead.
Unlike her fellow canine buddies in Puppy Prodigies Neo-natal & Early Learning program, Ricochet was high-spirited, adventurous, and rambunctious. Service dogs are required to be more disciplined and focused than what she was letting on to be.
But thankfully, Judy didn’t try to force her or change her. She actually helped little Ricochet in her journey to become a ‘sURFice’ dog. I was floored when I saw what this brilliant dog does now. Judy did an amazing job of teaching Ricochet how to surf with children with disabilities.
Ricochet rides the surfboard with the children, making them feel comfortable, while they all have fun. She also raises money for charities for children with disabilities, her first being a charity for children who are quadriplegics.
Ricochet first surfed with Patrick. Ricochet would counterbalance the board so Patrick wouldn’t fall off, and if he did, she was right beside him the whole way. It’s amazing to watch. Watch this amazing and inspirational video below.