Rad retriever surfs with disabled child

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SAN DIEGO, CA - Many dream of hangin' 10 like a pro, but for people with disabilities, it's much more difficult to achieve.

That's where Ricochet the surf dog comes in. The rad retriever is the only therapy dog in the world that surfs with special needs kids and people with disabilities. "Rip Curl Ricki," as she's known on the doggie surf scene, recently hit the waves with five-year-old Logan Velchansky.

Logan has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement, but he wasn't worried about that. He was too busy being a boy on a board. Ok, Logan was worried about one thing: sharks! So he requested a large surfboard.

"Little Sur-fur Girl" Ricochet has raised almost $400,000 for human and animal causes, and has brought smiles to countless faces. It's safe to say with Ricochet, anything is 'paws-able!'