Dog-Friendly Paddle Boarding (SUP) Nonprofit
Providing emergency veterinary funding for pets and marinelife through water sports.
It is the life-saving mission of Salty Dog Paddle to use water 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. We use 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 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. We envision 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.
Specific to community and social change, Salty Dog Paddle works with Operation 120 out of Palm Beach to educate the public about domestic animal behaviorism and use the fundraisers we host as a vehicle to teach owners proper handling techniques and positive behavioral reinforcement in order to reduce owner surrender rates. Along with the Pet Education Project (PET), our volunteer educators teach kids at the elementary school level about domestic animal interaction and training as an early intervention strategy against owners surrendering their pets.
Who we are
Salty Dog Paddle is a Palm Beach County-based 501(c)(3) public charity that uses water sports to raise emergency funding for both domestic animals as well as Marinelife in distress. We tie the bridges between land animals and marine animals!
Many of our “Salty Dog” volunteers including our founder include US Marine and Navy Veterans who are aquatic experts and ready to take you and your dog on an unforgettable adventure!
About Salty Dog Paddle Charity
Salty Dog Paddle, headquartered in Palm Beach, FL is a volunteer-based public charity that offers dog-friendly SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) tours in order to raise funds for animals in distress as well as awareness for proper pet care and Marine resources conservation and water safety.
Salty Dog's service is mobile-based, so we have multiple drop-in sites throughout the United States. If you want a great time out with your best friend, whether four legged or just two then come join us for on unforgettable standup paddleboarding experience.
And remember that your four-legged friend is always FREE!
Salty Dogs of the Month
Mimi the Manchester Terrier
Kano Happy Tail – Adopted!
A victim of heat stroke during Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Harvey Horses Rescue
Rufus Happy Tail – Adopted!
Smokey Happy Tail – Adopted!
Elliott Happy Tail – Adopted!
Mister Tyson Happy Tail
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Dog-Friendly Stand-Up Paddleboard Eco Tours, Excursions and Lessons. Let our expert tour guides take you on an unforgettable aquatic experience. Locations include: Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Singer Island, Jupiter, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, and West Palm Beach, FL.
Paddle Boarding Events
Join Salty Dog from Thursday, January 25th – Saturday, January 27th at the Orlando Surf Expo! We will have a SUP simulation set up where you can try your hand at balancing on one of our inflatable dog-friendly SUPs provided by Gratitude Wellness. If you are able to balance on the board without any part Read more about Orlando Surf Expo 2018 1/25-1/27[…]
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Woofstock – the City of Sunrise’s annual celebration of dogs and dog lovers – will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary Park (237 North New River Circle, Sunrise 33326). Admission is FREE, and the first 500 canines through the gates will receive a “Doggie Bag” Read more about Woofstock 2018 Broward 2/3/18[…]
What is a Salty Dog of the Month? Salty Dog Paddle strives to do everything and anything we can to save the lives of innocent dogs and marine life. Each month our volunteers get together and choose a nominated dog or animal in which we feel could benefit the most from our relentless effort and Read more about Nominate our Next Salty Dog of the Month[…]
Join Salty Dog for PAWS IN THE PARK – the largest FREE ADMISSION pet event to happen in South Florida! Sunday, February 11th from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Sunday, February 11th, 2018 @ West Palm Beach Waterfront The West Palm Beach Waterfront will be transformed into PAWS IN THE PARK Read more about PAWS in the Park West Palm Beach 2018[…]
The 3rd Annual Palm Beach Paddlefest will take place on Saturday, February 10th 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. Palm Beach Paddlefest is a free, family-friendly event that features a variety of exhibitors, paddleboard races, free water-based demonstrations, live music and so much more! Palm Beach Paddlefest was founded and produced Read more about 3nd Annual Palm Beach Paddlefest 2018[…]
Named the Best Western Themed charity event in South Florida in 2017 by Jupiter Magazine, the Third Annual Barks, Babes, & Bros (BBB) is a celebrity bachelor and bachelorette auction to benefit dogs in need of emergency veterinary treatment. It is Salty Dog’s largest event of the year! Thursday, March 15th, 2018 The Restaurant @ Double Read more about 3rd Annual Barks Babes & Bros Auction 3/15/18[…]
With a heavy heart and tears in our eyes, this is our final update on Romeo. Salty Dog Paddle wants to thank everyone for being apart of this boys fight. We tried, but sometimes we can’t save them all. We can be grateful we all helped this boy live out some of his last days Read more about RIP – Romeo[…]
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs 2018 is presented by PBSO to benefit the community and all the animals that are adopted that day. Sponsoring along with PBSO are The Palm Beach Kennel Club, Sunny 107.9 FM, WIRK 103.1 Country Radio, 97.9 WRMF, X 102.3, BEATZ 96.3, 640AM Sports, and Kenny Mondo’s DJ and Productions. Saturday, Read more about It’s Raining Cats and Dogs 2018 – 2/24/18[…]
Santas on the Run 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run will open the Winterfest in the beautiful Commons Park, Village of Royal Palm Beach on Saturday, December 2, 2017 Santas on the run is a 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run at the Village of Royal Palm Beach Winter Festival. SANTA SUITS & Read more about Santas on the Run Royal Palm Beach[…]