What is a Salty Dog?
Salty Dog is a state of mind that It's Okay to be Salty!
It is the life-saving mission of Salty Dog Paddle to use paddle sports as a vehicle for raising funds and awareness for pets, Marinelife, and water safety throughout the globe. Salty Dog Paddle accomplishes this mission by offering dog-friendly stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and surf lessons and eco-tours wherever volunteers are located. Salty Dog uses the paddleboard tours as an opportunity to teach participants positive behavioral training techniques for their dogs and educate participants about the importance of our Marine ecosystem.
It is the vision of Salty Dog Paddle that the domestic animal rescues we partner with will have enough funds to cover the costs associated with emergency medical treatment of the dogs they rescue and that our oceans are protected from pollution and harm to Marinelife. Salty Dog envisions a community where owner-surrender rates are reduced enough to eliminate the need for government-run kill shelters while reducing pollution in our oceans and ensuring participants understand the importance of our Marine ecosystem.
The purchase of any Salty Dog clothing or apparel item finances our emergency fund for animals in distress. Salty Dog supplements the costs our partner animal rescues and marinelife organizations have to face by selling our signature line of clothing and apparel, called Salty Swag.
The costs of the raw materials Salty Dog uses in the manufacturing process of our Salty Swag brand have been covered by our sponsors, which you can read about on our sponsors page above. Without them, it would not be possible to donate 100% of the sale of our merchandise to the animals Salty dog helps save.
How it Works
“Every Purchase Saves a Pup.” The purchase of a hat for $15 and shirt for $20 can pay for food for a rescue dog for an entire month or a rabies tag. The purchase of two shirts and two hats can do both! Salty Dog has plenty of different styles to choose from so we promise you’ll find something that embodies your Salty style… Better yet, if you decide to embark on a paddleboarding tour, lesson, or excursion you can pay for a rescue dog to be spayed or neutered! The more you spend… the more you can help!
About Salty Dog Paddle
Salty Dog is a state of mind. Whether the mind of a canine, human, or sea turtle It’s Okay to be Salty! What started out as a small family-owned surf shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida in the 1970s, Salty Dog Paddle is now the largest paddle sports public charity in America! It boasts over 150 volunteers across the United States with headquarters in Palm Beach County, Florida. Since becoming a nonprofit in 2015 Salty Dog has partnered with over 30 animal rescues and marinelife organizations to save hundreds of animals and clean our beaches and oceans. The best part about our brand is that all of our proceeds benefit the animals we save – we do not keep any portion! So, whether you want to buy some pawsome Salty Swag, take a paddleboarding eco-tour, go on a group excursion, or just attend one of our events, you’ll know that every penny you spend is going back to the animals we support!
Salty Dogs of the Month
Destiny was tied to a truck
Pearl Happy Tail – up for adoption!
Pepsi Happy Tail
Kanga Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Nugget Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Boomer Happy Tail – up for adoption!
Dogs Saved by Barks, Babes, & Bros
Mimi Happy Tail
Kano Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
A victim of heat stroke during Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Harvey Horses Rescue
Rufus Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Smokey Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
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Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Eco Tours, Paddleboarding Excursions and Lessons. Let our expert SUP tour guides take you on an unforgettable aquatic experience. Paddle Boarding Locations include: Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Singer Island, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, and West Palm Beach, FL.
Salty Dog Events
Join Salty Dog Paddle for a super Dog friendly Yappy Hour at The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill WPB from 5-7pm on Friday, August 3rd! Drink and food specials from 3-8pm, however if you order between 5 and 7pm The Butcher Shop will donate 10% back to Destiny’s Medical Fund! Aug. 3rd | The Read more about Yappy Hour for Charity Aug. 3rd[…]
Does your dog need a wash…? Why not do it for a good cause! Join Central Bark Doggy Day Care – West Palm Beach and Salty Dog Paddle for this dog wash benefiting Destiny – the dog that was dragged a half mile on the road while tied to the bumper of a truck! Bring Read more about Dog Wash for Charity July 21st[…]
Join Salty Dog and Kapow Noodle Bar – WPB as we raise money for Destiny – the dog that was tied to the bumper of a truck and dragged a half mile on the road. Kapow Noodle Bar 519 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 246-3827 We will be brunching from 11am – Read more about Brunch for Paws (drink for a cause) July 22nd[…]
Pinot’s Palette of Palm Beach Gardens, FL will be hosting an extra special wine and painting party to benefit Destiny – the dog that was dragged a half mile on the road while tied to the bumper of a truck! The artists have kindly promised to donate their wages back to the Charity for this Read more about Paint your Pet Wine and Painting Party for Charity July 24th[…]
Join us for a Yappy Hour at C.W.S. in Lake Worth to benefit Destiny from 4 – 7pm on July 27th. C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen 522 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460 – (561) 318-5637 Destiny was dragged behind a truck for 1/2 mile and it is a miracle this sweet pup survived. She is Read more about Yappy Hour for Charity July 27th[…]
Join Salty Dog on July 29th from 9am to 10am for beach yoga taught by the famous Kimberly Wyss! 9-10am on Juno Beach/ Marcinski Dog Beach 48 Ocean Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33477 Come out and support Salty Dog Paddle as we raise money for Destiny at this Complimentary Yoga class. Kimberly is donating her time Read more about Poses For Paws (Jupiter Beach) July 29th[…]
Meet the Salty Dog of the month for July. Destiny was accidentally tied to the back of a bumper and dragged ~1/2 mile before the Palm Beach Sheriff pulled over the vehicle. The owner had no idea the dog was attached to the bumper! So unbelievably sad! The dog actually walked into our partner’s vet Read more about Dog was dragged a half mile on the road and needs our help[…]
Join Salty Dog as we raise money to save marine-life for our June full moon paddle taking place on Friday, June 29th at the Peanut Island Sandbar (not on Peanut Island itself)! We will be paddling to the sandbar just west of Sailfish Marina and North of Peanut Island at 7:30pm (GPS coordinates are listed Read more about Full Moon Paddle Peanut Island Sandbar June 29th[…]
Our Salty Dog of the Month for June, Pearl was found as a stray with another dog floating in a canal. Both were severely water logged and sick with demodex (mange), but Pearl’s case the most severe we have ever seen. She had open wounds, and abscesses all over her body. Pearl has been treated Read more about Pearl Happy Tail[…]
Our Salty Dog of the Month for May, Kanga was rescued from the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter (The #1 Kill shelter in the state) and saved from being brought back where she would have been killed as an owner-surrender. Since being rescued Kanga has been diagnosed with juvenile cataracts. At 4 months old she was already Read more about Kanga Happy Tail[…]
Appointments / Contact
Text "SUP" to (561) 777-5999 to book a paddleboard right away!