Ricochet therapy dog

We can never doubt the calming effects that dogs have on us. And now more than ever, we need those furry faces to bring even a tiny bit of sunshine to our days. Thankfully, this adorable Golden Retriever from San Diego, California is bringing exactly this and more to the fearless medical staff on the front lines.

Ricochet is a proud therapy dog under the Canine Inspired Community Reintegration (CICR) of Pawsitive Teams, a non-profit therapy and service dog training organization in San Diego. Even before the whole coronavirus pandemic hit the world, Ricochet has been providing therapy sessions to her veteran friends with PTSD.

She also makes time to help people with disabilities, as well as autistic kids and those with special needs. Basically, anyone who needs a helping paw could count on the Golden Retriever to be there for them.


Ricochet facetime

And now, with the pandemic crisis happening, the pooch has stepped up and offered her services to the health care workers serving the front lines. However, due to the lockdown and social distancing measures, the pup would not be visiting hospitals like normal.

Instead, she makes time to be available online. Through the help of her fur mom, Judy Fridono, Ricochet can be reached by any medical staff through FaceTime. All they need to do was email Judy and let her know that they want some time with Ricochet.

Within their preferred time, they can FaceTime with the adorable pooch. If they have simply no time for that, the pooch is pretty much active on her social media accounts, as well. Ricochet’s virtual team fills her Instagram and Facebook pages with tons of photos of her, including videos of her shenanigans and daily therapy advice.

Anybody is free to browse her pages if they are ever in need of an adorable pup to brighten up their day. Look at her here.

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