Paddle for Puppies is a unique annual fundraiser benefiting Austin Pets Alive! and presented by Austin Subaru. Each year, participants hop in a kayak, canoe, or standup paddleboard (SUP) at Rowing Dock and paddle with us down Lady Bird Lake. Due to limited parking, all participants are encouraged to rent a boat from Rowing Dock – this will help expedite the check-in process for everyone and get all participants on the water faster! We’ll provide a Paddle for Puppies t-shirt with registration. All proceeds from this event go to Austin Pets Alive!
In 2021, APA! saved 963 puppies and so far this year, their Parvo ICU has treated around 300 just in the first quarter!
WHAT’S NEW AND DIFFERENT: In 2022, we plan for a normal event with no restrictions. Dogs will be allowed and we are excited about what this year brings!
Due to the potential for toxins in the water, waivers will need to be signed if you are planning to bring a dog on the water.
Each group that rents a boat from Rowing Dock will be asked to have one primary contact. That primary contact will need to bring a state-issued ID and a matching credit card on file.
Instead of picking and paying different prices for a specific boat ahead of time, we’ve streamlined the boat rental process and included it in the registration. A large variety of kayaks, canoes, and standup paddleboards will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.