The Doggie Paddle Cruise | July 9th, 2023

2023Sun09Jul1:00 PMSun4:00 PMThe Doggie Paddle Cruise | July 9th, 2023A Loving Heart Animal Shelter Benefit

Event Details

Loving Heart Animal Shelter along with the Madam Carroll are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Doggie Paddle Cruise of 2023. We invite you to a fun and unique fundraising event on the largest boat in the state! Take in beautiful Lake Freeman from 3 different decks while you dance to the Live DJ and have a chance to win one of our awesome raffle baskets or other giveaways! Food provided by Two Guys Catering and Bakery.

We will have two featured handcrafted cocktails, by bartender Steve, for you to purchase: The Hair of The Dog has a whiskey flare, and The Cat’s Meow has a vodka vibe! Your admission to this event includes Live music from the DJ and catering provided by Two Guys Bakery. 1 free entry per person for the door prize giveaway!

If you are a business that is looking for a Sponsorship opportunity for this event, please email as we have several different options. Make sure you bring some extra cash for the full bar, purchase raffle tickets, or buy an exclusive Doggie Paddle Cruise t-shirt! The Loving Heart Animal Shelter is a 501 (c) 3, Non-Profit organization.  Your sponsorship or general admission helps animals in our area live their best lives while awaiting their new home. We can’t wait to Sunday Funday cruise with you on Lake Freeman in support of the Shelter. Please note, this is a 21 and over event.

Boarding Begins: 12:00 PM
Departure: 1:00 PM
Return: 4:00 PM

General Admission Tickets for this event are $35 and may be purchased below. To purchase VIP tickets, which include (2) drink tickets as well as early boarding beginning at 11 AM Please Click Here.

Regarding Inclement Weather:

The Madam Carroll cruises rain or shine. However, it is the sole discretion of this vessels captain and ownership to determine if inclement weather could create hazardous conditions in which case the ship will remain at dock and this event will continue as scheduled.

Regarding Lake Levels:

After nearly 100 years of keeping Lake Freeman and Lake Schafer level, the US Fish and Wildlife Department intervened and mandated that the water flow leaving the Oakdale Dam be maintained to a specific cubic foot per second to protect an endangered mussel species below the dam on the river. In times of drought, the water levels in Lake Freeman are dropped to maintain constant river flows below the dam. In this event, it becomes unsafe for the vessel to cruise. If this is the case, the ship will remain at dock and this event will continue as scheduled. You can learn more about this erroneous calculation on behalf of the US Fish and Wildlife Department and how you can help the Madam Carroll continue her operation in this article.

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