Ricochet — Shelter
Ricochet was slated to be a service dog, but her natural instinct to chase birds caused her to be released from that role. However, she was destined to serve in another way. Ricochet surfs with special needs kids and people with disabilities for therapeutic purposes. As a surfing dog, she has inspired people all over the world, encouraging them to be who they truly are, focus on what they can do, and turn negatives into positives. A video of her journey “From Service Dog to SURFice Dog” on YouTube went viral with 3.3 million views. She has raised more than $100,000 for a number of human and animal causes and has helped inspire many people.