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. 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 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. 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.
The purchase of any Salty Dog clothing or apparel item finances our emergency fund for animals in distress. We supplement 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 we use 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 we help 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! We have 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
Help Save Kanga’s Eyes
Help Pepsi Walk Again
Nugget Happy Tail – Adopted!
Boomer Happy Tail
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
Kanga who 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 is already going blind! We have a veterinarian who Read more about Help Save Kanga’s Eyes[…]
Pepsi was found as a stray and taken to Animal Care and Control in West Palm Beach. He was examined and found to have a dislocated knee, and as a result, a twisted shin. After managing to track down his owners, they decided to leave him there. They said they didn’t want this poor sweet Read more about Help Pepsi Walk Again[…]
Join Salty Dog as we raise money to save marine-life for our May full moon paddle on Tuesday, May 29th at 7pm! We will be paddling along the ocean in Delray Beach – South End starting at Lifeguard Tower #5 directly across from Anchor Park to Atlantic Avenue and back. The moon-rise will be at Read more about Full Moon Paddle Delray Beach May 29th[…]
Pinot’s Palette of Palm Beach Gardens will be hosting a special wine and painting party to benefit injured rescue dogs! Pinot’s Palette 11682A US Highway One, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408 Tuesday, May 22nd Paint a portrait of your pet at Project Pet. Once you sign up for the painting, email firstname.lastname@example.org a high quality Read more about Paint your Pet Wine and Painting Party for Charity May 22nd[…]
Join Salty Dog as we are honored by Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar for a Give-Back paddle and benefit concert to benefit injured rescue dogs in South Florida on May 31st! Feel free to arrive by car or by Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) since Guanabanas has SUP friendly docks… Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar 960 N Read more about Guanabanas Give-Back Paddle and Benefit Concert May 31st[…]
Link for our May Full Moon Paddle: http://saltydogpaddle.org/full-moon-paddle-delray-beach-may-29th.html
Meet Boomer! This sweet playful puppy (5 months old) was born with deformities on both his front legs. To no fault of his own he was born with these deformities due to over breeding from a puppy mill. Boomer’s “Breeder” had sent him to be euthanized! With the thought that he wasn’t normal so he Read more about Boomer Happy Tail[…]
Nugget, who we can only assume was neglected and abused by her former owners, went for a walk off-leash and was attacked by a much larger, vicious dog nearly killing her. The larger dog tore Nugget’s legs and back open, cracked her ribs, and blinded her in one eye before she was able to narrowly Read more about Nugget – Happy Tail[…]
Named the Best 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 rescue dogs in need of emergency veterinary treatment. It is Salty Dog’s largest event of the year! This year will be a Victorian-themed shindig Read more about 3rd Annual Barks Babes & Bros Auction 3/15/18[…]
Join Salty Dog as we raise money to save marine-life for our June moon paddle taking place on Saturday, June 30th 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 9pm. The moon-rise will be at Read more about Full Moon Paddle Peanut Island Sandbar June 30th[…]
Appointments / Contact
Text "SUP" to (561) 777-5999 to book a paddleboard right away!