Ricochet was trained with the help of the nonprofit Puppy Prodigies. She was intended to be a service dog, but after she started showing extra interest in chasing random animals, the trainers at Puppy Prodigies knew that she wasn’t cut out for the job. Instead, they harnessed her balance and coordination and taught her to surf.
That was seven years ago. Since then, Ricochet has raised over $100,000 for Puppy Prodigies, and regularly takes individuals with special needs, disabilities, and PTSD out on unique surfing excursions.