Ricochet is a registered and certified therapy dog who was the first-ever dog to surf with kids with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors and veterans with PTSD as a form of surf therapy, assistance, healing and empowerment.
She made history in 2009 when she jumped on a board with a 14 year old boy named Patrick who is quadriplegic.
Since then, she has surfed with hundreds of individuals from severely disabled to able-bodied. She adjusts her surfing style based on the person's disability. Adaptive surfers often use her body to stand up. They hold on to her back end while she balances the board. Ricochet also counter balances the board to keep the individual from wiping out.
Ricochet is the only SURFice dog® on the planet who provides canine-assisted surfing and other activities that empowers the individuals who participate.