Austin Subaru’s Paddle for Puppies

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Benefiting the Parvo Puppy Program at Austin Pets Alive!

2016 Event Sign up here for 8/28/2016

Date: Sunday – August 28th, 2016
Arrival Time: 6:45am
Shirt Pick Up: 6:45am – 7:15am
Boat Pick Up: 6:45am – 7:30am
Paddle Start Time: 7:45am
Start Location: Rowing Dock Lady Bird Lake
Rest Stop: No Rest Stop this year
Presenting Sponsor: Austin Subaru
Live Music: Come Drum For Fun – In the Water
Parking: Parking will be available underneath the Mopac bridge along Stratford drive. Nose-in parking will also be available along Stratford Drive just past the Southwest corner of the Rowing Dock parking lot.
No SWAG Bags this year, only a T-Shirt

Everyone is encouraged to use pedal power — by far the easiest way to get to an event! Bike racks are located at Rowing Dock. Bring your lock.

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Shirt Pick Up: Sunday 8/28/2016 from 6:45am to 7:15am at Rowing Dock

Participants: Registration capped at 300 Participants
Registration Now Open!

Beneficiary: Austin Pets Alive! – Parvo Puppy Program

Participants can use Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake) approved watercraft for event: Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayak, Canoe, Water Bikes, etc. – All participants MUST have a personal floatation device (life jacket) with their watercraft. If you don’t know how to swim, please do not sign up for this event. If your dog does not like the water, please do not bring him/her to this event. All dogs are encouraged (but not required) to wear life jackets if they are going to be on watercraft for this event. Please help us all set a good example and make this a fun and safe event for everyone involved. Life vest for all human participants are provided with each rental.

RENTALS: Over 200 boards and boats available at Rowing Dock – Online Reservation Required

Austin Pets Alive!’s Parvo Program

APA!’s Parvo Program: Signs of parvovirus infection once meant immediate and absolute euthanasia for puppies and dogs at the city shelter. The city now calls in Austin Pets Alive and gives a same day deadline to pick up the puppies and start treatment. The disease takes about a week to treat and once they are free of parvo, these amazing pups go on to lead normal, healthy lives and are highly adoptable! Watching these puppies go from being on death’s door to playing and eating again is what keeps our volunteers coming back to help treat them. Each parvo puppy costs APA! about $250 to treat, so the number of lives APA! can save is directly related to donated supplies and funds that come through.

APA!’s parvo program has over an 88% save rate – impressive considering most puppies arrive well after the recommended start time for treatment.

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