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Cori swimming

Cori helps children gain confidence in the water.

Surf dog Ricochet catches the waves with Italian water rescue dog trainers


Ricochet’s protégé, Cori also worked with them to make her canine-assisted
swimming program for kids with special needs the best it can be & save lives


Hitting the waves

So Ricochet gave them a lesson, and they hit the waves!


Although Valentina and Simone spend a great deal of time in the water, they had never surfed.

Dog helps create song for music composer

From the Surf Dog Ricochet team:

"I Am Here For You" is a musical collaboration between the Laurel Canyon Animal Company and, Surf Dog Ricochet.

Skip Haynes and Dana Walden utilized the services of Animal Communicator, Paula Brown. They turned Paula's "reading" of Ricochet into a song which was played for Ricochet. Based on the dog's responses to the song as translated by Paula, the final adjusted song was finished utilizing the talents of vocalist Donna Delory - who was also approved by Ricochet.

This is one of the changes requested by Ricochet that most struck us. There was a line in the song that stated, "This is my song" and Ricochet told us that this was not a song, it was her soul. We made the appropriate changes.

A significant portion of the profits from "I Am Here For You" are donated to Ricochet's non-profit organization Puppy Prodigies neonatal & early learning program.

Puppy Prodigies prepares dogs such as Ricochet for their future careers as service dogs. The Laurel Canyon Animal Company is proud to have their music support Puppy Prodigies to help animals and humans.

"I Am Here For You" is the first in a new series about service dogs: Therapy dogs, War dogs, Police Dogs, etc. We hope you enjoy the music and help us support the causes the animals represent.

For more information contact Judy Fridono at or 707-228-0679.


Santa Paws Is Surfing To Town!

Surf dog Ricochet leads a military giving drive to benefit soldiers with PTSD, TBI and other combat injuries.

Santa Paws is surfing to town!


Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog traded her life jacket for a Santa jacket to kick off her 4th annual Surfin' Santa Paws Howliday Giving Drive which starts December 1st and goes through Christmas day. This year it benefits several military re-integration programs for soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and other combat injuries. The drive also includes military working dogs that are injured or suffer PTSD.



263 - deaf blind dog and paragility Papillon

This podcast features amazing dogs - and their amazing owners. Deb Bauer is ensuring her deaf blind double merle dogs are living their best lives. She wants people to know they can - and should - comfort and support their dogs. Susannah Chalmers and her Papillon Arran are part of the UK Paragility Team, and are heading to the Netherlands to compete in the world Championships. Susannah remains positive despite battling arthritis.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.