About Paddle Dog

Paddle Dog Adventures is a recreational organization that specializes in self-powered watercraft.

Wait. Check that.

Paddle Dog is about having fun on the water … with boats. Period.

In 2009 John Mattox floated the idea of Paddle Dog Adventures to his wife, Pam.  She didn’t say yes, but she didn’t say no.  So the business opened in May 2010 with a small boathouse on Westhaven Lake, a dozen canoes for the Harpeth River and a motto “Discover the rivers in your own backyard.”

Today kids fish off the dock, families spread blankets on the lawn for picnics, and patrons come from all over the world (yep, we have proof with signatures on the ceiling of our van) to paddle canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Our children—including our golden retriever, Bella—make the boathouse complete.

All are welcome!