Oodles of fun in the sun for Bassendean dog owners


One of the pups enjoying a ride on Saturday. Picture: Veronica Mcphail
One of the pups enjoying a ride on Saturday. Picture: Veronica Mcphail

GROODLES and Oodles become Pups on SUPs.

It sounds like the title of a Dr Seuss book but it actually happened at Sandy Beach Reserve in Bassendean on Saturday.

Dog group Groodles and Oodles, which unites local ‘oodle’ breed owners, took advantage of some glorious May weather to organise a unique weekend play date with local stand-up paddleboard (SUP) business owner Maree Martin.

Ms Martin runs Pups on SUPs every Saturday encouraging dog owners to take their pets on the water while raising money for the Saving Animals From Euthanasia organisation.

The group completes the difficult task of co-ordinating for a photo. Picture: Veronica Mcphail

She labelled last weekend’s event a “fantastic success”.

“We had all boards in the water at one point and managed to hold still for more than a few seconds for a photo then all fur balls let loose – shore bound,” she said.

Ms Martin holds the sessions each Saturday for all dog breeds and ages in Bassendean, weather permitting.

Pups on SUPS
When: Saturdays 9am to noon.
Where: Sandy Beach Reserve (west end), Bassendean.
Cost: $25/hour with board hire included.

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