Surf Dog Ricochet raises over $100,000 for charities!

Surf Dog Ricochet raises over $100,000 for charities!


SAN DIEGO, CA, July 26, 2011… Surf Dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog who lives a lifestyle of helping others by pawing it forward, while raising funds and awareness for human/animal causes just reached a new milestone… raising her $100,000th dollar for charity!

Ricochet has been raising awareness and funds for human/animal causes since she surfed with her first beneficiary, quadriplegic surfer, Patrick Ivison on August 20, 2009. Twenty one months later, on July 25, 2011, she raised her $100,000th dollar for the New Jersey, SPCA, in honor of Patrick The Miracle Dog… bringing her fundraising journey full circle!

During these 21 months, she held over 40 fundraisers, and raised funds/awareness for more than 150 human/animal causes including disabilities, adaptive surfing, illness/disease, childhood cancer, breast cancer, autism, military veterans and their dogs, K9 cancer, disabled pets, shelters, rescues, animal welfare organizations, and more.

Most of her fundraising has been done through social media such as Twitter, her popular Facebook Page with more than 40,000 amazingly supportive fans, and her inspirational “From Service dog to SURFice dog” video that went viral on YouTube, which also reached a new milestone today of more than 3.5 million views.

She’s the only known dog in the world that surfs with special needs kids, and people with disabilities for therapeutic purposes. She counter-balances the board to keep disabled surfers from falling off, or encourages children to get on board to experience the healing power of the ocean! She also surfs in surf dog contests, and recently came in 2nd place in the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, which was the event two years a go that at re-directed her service dog course to one of SURFice.

She looks forward to raising even more awareness and funds, and has several fundraisers currently going on, including one for K9 cancer, her causes fund, and the Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon. She was the top fundraiser at the Surf-A-Thon last year, and in fact was the highest fundraising dog from all previous years. She set a goal of raising more than her personal best this year! To donate to this fundraiser, or any of her others, go to

Reaching this major milestone demonstrates how much Ricochet’s worldwide community supports her efforts. She sincerely thanks her individual donors, Facebook & Twitter supporters, corporate donors and sponsors.

Next up for Ricochet is a 2 year anniversary surf session on August 20th with quadriplegic surfer, Patrick Ivison. She will be surfing with the Association of Amputee Surfers, attending the VA Sports Clinic, competing in the Surf City Surf Dog competition, which she is a charity partner for, and working with special needs kids at the Best Day Foundation event.

She is also involved in several other initiatives, including an anti-bullying campaign, shelter dog project, and Public service announcements to give a voice to animals, and help create awareness and educate people about responsible pet stewardship.

Note: For more information, contact Judy Fridono at 707-228-0679 or On Facebook & Twitter: “Surf Dog Ricochet”

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