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Uploaded on Nov 17, 2009
This dog surfing video was chosen to be part of the Dog Film Festival sponsored by Unleashed by Petco.
KLEENEX ALERT! This service dog to SURFice dog story is about what we all want -- to be encouraged to discover who we really are... to be accepted... to find our life purpose... and to be celebrated for being different. Each person who watches this video finds an individual message that touches them on many levels, bringing them to tears. See more of Ricochet surfing with kids & people with disabilities at http://www.surfdogricochet.com or https://www.facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet
This video is about the power of being YOUnique, staying true to yourself, adjusting expectations, being empowered, overcoming challenges, looking at obstacles as opportunities, transformation, inter-connectedness, authenticity, and that anything is possible if you follow your heart.
Ricochet has connected with millions of people all over the world as she delivers messages of inspiration with no words needed, in a language left unspoken. Please help her paw it forward & share this video with anyone who could use bit of encouragement and inspiration. This video is also part of the Dog Film Festival sponsored by Petco Unleashed
Have you ever seen a dog surf? Well, Surf Dog Ricochet is a southern California dog and one of the world’s most famous, award winning surf dogs who surfs for fun, wins dog surfing competitions & most importantly... SURFS WITH PURPOSE!
She surfs solo, with children, adults, pros, celebrities, other dogs, a goat & even Rob Machado! She is in two dog surfing Halls of Fame and has won pretty much every dog competition she’s entered, including Unleashed by Petco surf dog competitions, Purina Incredible Dog challenge and Surf City Surf Dog which were held on Huntington Dog Beach in Huntington Beach which is better known as Surf City.
Ricochet had seen dogs surfing before, but the Purina contest was the first surfing dog dog contest she entered. She thanks the Purina dog challenge for being the catalyst to her competitive surfdog career
She was also one of the Helen Woodward dogs who, with three other surf dog San Diego dogs were featured on the jumbo tron in Times Square, promoting dog surfing in San Diego
As the Canine Ambassador for Surfers with Disabilities℠, she's the only SURFice dog® on the planet who provides therapeutic assistance while creating unique surfing experiences that empower kids with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors & veterans with PTSD.
Ricochet has gone from service dog to SURFice dog® and back again! She is also a hero dog and therapy dog who lives a lifestyle of helping others by 'pawing it forward' while raising awareness & offering support to human/animal causes.
When Ricochet isn’t in the water, she’s helping active duty military service members and veterans. She raised $10,000 to help fund a service dog from K9’s for Warriors for her military veteran she calls her soldier, Randy Dexter. Captain was matched with Randy as a service dog for PTSD. Randy helped create a video entitled Dear Captain, K9s for Warriors for his service dog Captain. It’s an awesome video that gives hope to others with PTSD. Ricochet is also an advocate for other veterans with PTSD and helps educate them on the laws of service dog PTSD issues, psychiatric service dogs, emotional support dogs and therapy dogs. Ricochet and Randy also created the PTSD Battle Buddy Initiative to help veterans.
But what makes Ricochet extraordinary is her powerful ability to make immediate, deep, heart-to-heart connections with the individuals she interacts with. She intuitively and empathically alerts to their emotional and physical changes which allows for profound paws-on healing interventions.