What is a Salty Dog?
Salty Dog is a state of mind that It's Okay to be Salty! Semper Fi
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
Puppy born with deformities
Destiny happy tail – ADOPTED!
Pearl Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
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 – ADOPTED!
Kano Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
A victim of heat stroke during Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Harvey Horses Rescue
Salty Dog Events
Below are some free printable pet safety tip sheets for kids (two versions). Printable Pet Safety Sheet #1: Printable Pet Safety Sheet #2: Lock Candy Away Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog’s keen sense of smell will lead him to even the most cleverly hidden treasure. Contact a veterinary professional Read more about Printable Halloween Pet Safety Tip Sheets for Kids[…]
Salty Dog Paddle is donating ALL of its proceeds for the month of October to animals affected by Hurricane Michael and Facebook has agreed to match any donations made up to $10,000. As a volunteer-based charity they do not have any staff or facility costs, so 100% of your donation will be going to the Read more about Help Animals Affected by Hurricane Michael[…]
You may have read about Destiny’s story. Any way that we attempt to put into words what happened to this poor 2-3 year old pup simply does not do her justice. Destiny was tied to the bumper of a pickup truck and forgotten about. Her former owner got into his truck and drove away with Read more about Dog dragged by truck half a mile along the road has been adopted[…]
If you enjoyed our last Yappy Hour at Pigsty BBQ you have to come out to our Halloween Edition on October 21 from 4-7pm! Pig-Sty BBQ 706 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 | (561) 810-5801 Featuring Amazing BBQ, drink specials and a Doggy Costume Contest! There will be some terrific prizes for Read more about Barks & BBQ Halloween Edition (Boynton Beach) Oct 21[…]
Join us Friday October 26th at CWS Lake Worth for our monthly “Yappy Hour” (Happy Hour) benefiting injured rescue dogs in Palm Beach County from 4pm – 7pm. C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen 522 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460 | (561) 318-5637 20% of all Tito’s drinks and Lagunitas Beer sales will be donated directly Read more about CWS Yappy Hour Lake Worth Oct 26th[…]
Since 2015 Salty Dog Paddle has received national news coverage on almost every media outlet in the USA. From July – September 2018 one of our rescue dogs, Destiny, was featured on every news station in America. In August of that same year, our Development Director, Samantha Dishman AKA Sultry Samurai, appeared on Good Morning Read more about Salty Dog in the News[…]
Join Salty Dog Paddle at Petanque Kitchen & Bar in West Palm Beach on October 16th for a fun night filled with live music by Diogo Brown, outdoor games and tasty food & drinks from 7-9pm! Petanque Kitchen & Bar 517 Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 | (561) 273-5441 Tito’s drink specials from Read more about Yappy Hour at Petanque (West Palm Beach) Oct 16[…]
Are the Oceans in South Florida Safe for Dogs? Dog Safety Alert for Algae The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an animal safety alert related to algae blooms in South Florida. The CDC advises pet owners, if there is a potential cyanobacteria bloom, “When in doubt, it’s best to keep out.” Learn more Read more about South Florida Ocean Bacteria Levels and Algae[…]
Join Salty Dog for our Annual Halloween Puppy Paddle sponsored by Scott Burke and California Board Company on Tuesday, October 30th from 6pm – 8pm. E.R. Bradley’s Saloon 104 N Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | (561) 833-3520 Every year four-legged residents of Palm Beach County and their hoomans compete for the best Read more about Annual Halloween Puppy Paddle West Palm Beach Oct 30[…]
Think you and your pup can take first place in our doggy costume contest?! Join Salty Dog Paddle for a spooktacular Halloween edition Yappy Hour at The Butcher Shop in West Palm Beach on October 19th from 5 – 8pm! The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill 209 6th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Read more about Yappy Hour and Costume Contest West Palm Beach Oct 19[…]
Appointments / Contact
Text "SUP" to (561) 777-5999 to book a paddleboard! (NO SAME-DAY SERVICES)