Paddle for Puppies 2019
Austin Subaru's Water Paddle Event Benefiting Austin Pets Alive!
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Rowing Dock at Lady Bird Lake ,Austin, Texas

General Information

Paddle for Puppies is a unique annual fundraiser event benefiting Austin Pets Alive! and presented by Austin Subaru. Each year, participants and dogs hop in a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard (SUP) at Rowing Dock and paddle with us down Lady Bird Lake. You can bring your own boat or rent one of ours. Furry friends are welcomed and encouraged to join!

*Algae in Lady Bird Lake*

At this point in time, the city has recommended that dogs stay out of Lady Bird Lake due to potentially hazardous algae that is present. Until further notice, we will be asking our participants to leave their dogs at home for their ensured safety; dogs will not be allowed on participant's boats this year. As a friendly reminder, swimming in Lady Bird Lake remains illegal and we do not permit it during the event.

Registration Fee = $40 PER PERSON
College Student Registration = $20 Per Person
College students can email for the discount code
Registration is open and limited to the first 500 participants.

No boat? No problem! Reserve your boat (kayak, stand up paddle board, canoe) when you register online. Rental boats need to be reserved and paid for upon registration. Rental boats will be staged at Rowing Dock and will need to be returned back to Rowing Dock once completing the event course.

Stay in the know with updates and reminders! Follow the Paddle for Puppies Facebook Page or Instagram account.

Event Schedule

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019

  • 06:45 AM - 07:30 AM: Check In at Registration
    Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines! Plan to fill out the liability waiver, receiving your wristband, boat rental assignments, and pick up your shirt. *We cannot accept check-ins who arrive after 7:45am.*
  • 07:20 AM - 08:00 AM: Hit the Water
    The Rowing Dock team will assist in getting everyone into their boats and onto the water. Please be prepared to be patient as we will be loading over 400 participants onto the water.
  • 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM: Paddle Begins!
    All participants should be on the water by 8am and at this time, we will begin the paddle course down to the Congress bridge and back to Rowing Dock!

Event Registration

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Date Event Name Status Price
Austin, TX