What is a Salty Dog?
Salty Dog is a state of mind that It's Okay to be Salty! Semper Fi
Salty Dog Paddle is a nonprofit surf and SUP brand whose sole purpose is to save injured rescue dogs and marinelife.
By stepping up where animal rescues can’t.
Through the brand and dog-friendly water sports activities and events.
It is the vision of Salty Dog Paddle to become a world-famous Surf and SUP brand that remains a nonprofit and generates enough funds so no animal has to suffer due to lack of resources.
100% of the sale of our Salty Swag benefits a different severely injured rescue dog each month, which we refer to as our “Salty Dog of the month.” Click HERE to view our current inventory!
How it Works
Not only does our Salty Swag benefit an injured rescue dog, as a nonprofit SUP & Surf brand, all the proceeds from any watersport’s activity including stand-up paddleboarding rentals, lessons, or private tours, and surf lessons also benefits that same Salty Dog!
About Salty Dog Paddle
Salty Dog Paddle 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 late 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 Paddle 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 purchase some Salty Swag, take a paddleboarding lesson, attend a party paddle, or just attend one of our out-of-water events, you’ll know that all the money we receive is going back to the animals we support!
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Salty Dogs of the Month
Staffy puppy gets a second chance
Help Save Sawyer
Shiloh – Happy Tail
Athena – RIP
Skylar Happy Tail – Adopted!
Luna Happy Tail – Adopted!
Bianca Happy Tail – Up for Adoption
Thor Happy Tail – Adopted!
Shadow Happy Tail – Adopted!
Wylie Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Destiny happy tail – ADOPTED!
"SUP for Pups" - Why just SUP when you can SUP to save a Pup?
Salty Dog Events
Are we closed or are we open? Are we bringing Spuds MacKenzie back from the dead to Hang Twenty for another Super Bowl commercial? Will Rob Mcelhenney wear another Salty Dog shirt?
Join Salty Dog Paddle and crew for a very special dog-friendly Four-Legged Lunch on Sunday, June 28th at Death or Glory in East Delray Beach. We will have a pop-up shop with all of our Salty Swag available from noon – 2:30pm. 100% of all proceeds received at our table will directly benefit our Salty Dog of the month – Dutch (we are not keeping any portion ourselves to cover expenses as a volunteer-based charity).
Join Salty Dog Paddle and crew for the Happy (Yappy) Hour for charity that Sen-Sentinel called “The Funnest Dog-Friendly Time in South Florida,” at CWS in downtown Lake Worth on Friday, July 31st from 4pm – 7pm. 100% of all proceeds received at our table will directly benefit our Salty Dog of the month – Dutch (we are not keeping any portion ourselves to cover expenses as a volunteer-based charity) and the restaurant is also donating 20% of all their food and drink sales during the Happy Hour directly to Dutch as well! So, the more you eat and drink – the more you can help save him!
Meet our Salty Dog of the month for June, Dutch. He is an 8-9 year old staffy who was rescued from a terrible situation with the help of police in February. It was discovered he had six foreign objects in his stomach and intestines. It turned out to be a hard-plastic ball which we believe he ate out of starvation when he was with the former owner. The vet said he needed emergency surgery so his rescuers (and now forever family) paid themselves to have the plastic surgically removed.
Join Salty Dog and crew as we paddle out to our monthly Full Moon Paddle on Friday, June 5th from 7PM – 9PM in Boca Raton. This is one of the most popular full moon paddles in South Florida. We paddle the intracoastal waters of Boca Raton and anchor up in the middle of Lake Boca. This paddle is perfect for first-timers since the water is so calm!
Meet our Salty Dog of the month for the month of May, Sawyer. We chose Sawyer because the chances of making a full recovery are very high despite his condition! Sawyer has a growing tumor infiltrating his ear canal and causing him severe pain, so he needs surgery to remove it as soon as possible before it potentially spreads.
We are please to announce that we have partnered with both Banfield Pet Hospital and Blue Pearl to offer discounted Veterinary Care to all of our supporters and Salty Dogs!
On June 15 2019 in Deerfield Beach, Florida USA we officially made the 2021 Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Underwater Clean-up in history thanks to Dixie Divers and all of our amazing supports who were present at this victory and the previous cleanups and Dive Chain attempts! We had 633 participants and over 100 spectators on the beach and Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier at the 2019 victory!
We’ve received several emails and phone calls about concerned guests regarding our watersports activities and COVID-19 in light of the stay at home order in Florida…
The short answer is – YES – we are open and have rentals available for drop off and pickup
We are the first nonprofit organization in history to partner with Amazon. With this partnership, we’ll continue offering the same famous apparel items that we have become known for, except now you can get free shipping on Salty Dog Paddle products on Amazon.com (even if you’re not a Prime member).