From Service Dog to SURFice dog

From Surf Dog Ricochet

“Each person who watches this inspirational video “From Service Dog to SURFice dog” finds an individual message that touches them on many levels, bringing them to tears. This 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. Ricochet pioneered the concept of canine-assisted surf therapy and adaptive surfing in 2009, when she made an independent decision to jump on a surfboard with Patrick Ivison who is quadriplegic. Since then, she’s surfed with hundreds of kids with special needs, people with different abilities, wounded warriors and veterans with PTSD. She’s also a certified goal-directed therapy dog who heals, empowers, enhances and improves the quality of life for individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities. She balances boards, and lives!”

 

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