I was watching PAW Patrol with my niece when I got to thinking that all of that advanced rescue equipment, all of those trucks, ATV's, helicopters, submarines, patrol boats, and other fancy vehicles, and, of course, the seemingly unlimited supply of pup treats can't be cheap.

Is it ever explained how the PAW Patrol is funded?

  • Is PAW Patrol a government agency or contractor, funded through the municipal tax revenue of Adventure Bay?
  • Is PAW Patrol privately funded by a wealthy philanthropist who mostly stays off-screen?
  • Is Ryder independently wealthy and funding the PAW Patrol himself, a la Batman or Iron Man?
  • Does PAW Patrol pay for all of its stuff by billing the people it rescues in each episode?
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    In the season 2 episode Pups Go for the Gold, the Prospector donates a gold nugget that is about a metre squared with an approximately value of about half a billion dollars. pawpatrol.fandom.com/wiki/…. This is far from the first incredibly valuable item found or rescued by the pups.
    – Valorum
    Jul 17, 2021 at 14:01
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    An Instagram page with cute puppy pictures…
    – Jon Custer
    Jul 17, 2021 at 15:57
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    @Valorum Wow. Is... is there any piece of scifi-fantasy you're not fluent in?? Also, its more like a meter cubed.
    – BMF
    Jul 17, 2021 at 19:37
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    FOLLOW THE MONEY 🐶 Jul 17, 2021 at 20:32
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    I've seen more than one person suggesting that the heroic, and frankly unlikely, nature of Ryder's existence suggests that he's (perhaps unknowingly) living in a virtual reality environment.
    – Valorum
    Jul 17, 2021 at 21:34

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We learn in Paw Patrol: The Movie that at least some of their funding comes from merchandising when Skye asks how they can afford their new HQ.

Ryder: Welcome to our new Adventure City headquarters.

Skye: Whoa! Wow! Awesome! Now that's a view! Whoa! How can we afford this place?

Ryder explains that he sells officially licensed Paw Patrol merchandise (holding up a T-Shirt as an example) explaining that they "sell like hotcakes".

Ryder: Officially licensed PAW Patrol merchandise. This stuff sells like hot cakes!

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    You'd need to sell a lot of keyrings and hats to fund a helicopter, a submarine and a plane :-)
    – Valorum
    Aug 29, 2021 at 17:48
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    Oh, I've probably funded a drone or two :).
    – Tronman
    Aug 29, 2021 at 19:57
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    I've taken the liberty of adding in the movie quotes.
    – Valorum
    Aug 29, 2021 at 20:11
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    "BRUNKER: Without giving away the joke, one of the questions from parents always is, “How does the PAW Patrol pay for all these things? They have towers and vehicles and gadgets. Who’s bankrolling this thing?” And so, we answered that question in the movie with a joke, and we didn’t think our partners would let us keep that in, but they loved it. They thought it was hilarious. They’ve got a good sense of humor about the whole thing. Without saying what that is, you can find out, if you watch the movie, how they bankroll all of their gear." - tinyurl.com/9bwcy9ye
    – Valorum
    Aug 30, 2021 at 14:18

All signs point to the Paw Patrol being funded by the town governance of Adventure Bay, noting that they perform the combined tasks of the (curiously absent) Police, Ambulance Service, Fire Service, Mountain Rescue and Coastguard.

On multiple occasions their activities have resulted in a significant cash influx for the town, far exceeding any realistic cost of their gadgets, vehicles, training and HQ.

Recovered Captain Blackfur's treasure chest (Estimated value = $100,000,000 / Gifted to the 'People of Adventure Bay')

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Helped Prospector to secure his gold (Estimated value = $800,000,000 / Bequeathed to the town in the form of a gigantic solid gold chicken)

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Helped to recover a significant amount of "golden bones" - Estimated value $5,000,000,000,000 / Taken into possession by the Mayor and stored under City Hall)

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    Just, wow ... is there no part of pop culture that you're unfamiliar with? Are you in fact an AI that was trained upon the entire corpus of works of fiction: all genres, books, movies, TV alike? [if so, then the question to put to the AI is: what is the title of the first work to feature a pop-culture-maven AI?] Jul 17, 2021 at 21:20
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    Adventure Town would likely experience significant price inflation due to the massive influx of gold, similar to Spain during the conquest of the Aztecs and Inca
    – WOPR
    Aug 29, 2021 at 23:42

In Nick jr videos and Pups Save A Fix, is says that ryder and rocky built Robo dog. its possible most of their gadgets and vehicles were from old scrap metal and rocky and ryder built them.

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    – fez
    Jan 12 at 20:06
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    Do you mean Pups in a Fix?
    – Laurel
    Jan 12 at 20:10

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