RVA Paddlesports is pet-friendly. If you're looking to raft or kayak on the James River, then you've come to the right place. One of the most popular activities in Virginia's capital, RVA gives you the chance to explore the water with your pooch by your side. Dogs are welcome, but you're advised to bring a lifejacket with you for them to use. RVA Paddlesports is open every day of the week from 8am to 7pm.