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
Help a discarded puppy live a normal life
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
The 2019 Barks, Babes, & Bros will take Place on Friday, February 8th from 7pm – 10pm at Camelot in West Palm Beach. BBB is a party to raise funds for injured rescue dogs in South Florida and the coup de grâce is a celebrity dating auction just in time for Valentine’s Day being the Read more about 4th Annual Barks, Babes & Bros Feb. 8th 2019[…]
Join us on Sunday, December 9th for our first Yappy (Happy) Hour at Mathews Brewing Company in Lake Worth from 2-5pm! Mathews Brewing Company 130 S H St, Lake Worth, FL 33460 | (561) 812-3738 (parking in rear of building in outdoor parking lot or along street) We are excited to have Mathews Brewing Company Read more about Yappy Hour at Mathews Brewery Lake Worth Dec. 9th[…]
The 2018 6th Annual Delray Beach Surf Fest. Taking place on December 1st from 8 AM – 3 PM. Sign up early at 8 AM @ at the lifeguard station at Anchor Park. 340 South Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach Florida 33483 Call (561) 243 7352 Individual entrance donation $30 Family donation $100 Includes t-shirt lunch Read more about Delray Beach Surf Fest 2018 Dec. 1st[…]
Tired from all the Turkey and stuffing on Thursday?! Join Salty Dog Paddle for a post Thanksgiving Yappy Hour on Friday, November 23 from 5-8pm! The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill 209 6th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | (561) 812-2336 Bring your pups and the extended family for some great puppy play Read more about Post Thanksgiving Yappy Hour West Palm Beach Nov. 23rd[…]
Join Salty Dog Paddle on November 27th for an amazing beauty bar night at Barrel of Monks Brewery in Boca Raton! Barrel of Monks Brewing 1141 S Rogers Cir #5, Boca Raton, FL 33487 | (561) 510-1253 From 6-8pm we will have beauty professionals pampering you and showing you the latest beauty trends, all while Read more about Beauty Bar at Barrel of Monks Nov. 27th[…]
Meet our Salty Dog for November. Atlas is a 4 months old German Shepherd that was born with leg abnormalities including muscle atrophy and femoral anteversion on his hind leg. Atlas was found by a police officer with his sibling in a box. The police officer immediately brought in both dogs to Knowles Animal Clinic Read more about Help a discarded puppy live a normal life[…]
Join Salty Dog Paddle as we enjoy some world famous BBQ at Pigsty BBQ and live music from Dominic Delaney on Tuesday, November 20th from 7-9pm! Pig-Sty BBQ 706 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 | (561) 810-5801 Pig-Sty BBQ is donating 15% of sales to the “Salty Dog of the Month,” Atlas Read more about Barks & BBQ Boynton Beach Nov. 20th[…]
Join us Friday November 30th at CWS Lake Worth for our monthly “Yappy Hour” (Happy Hour) benefiting injured injured rescue dogs 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 to the emergency Read more about CWS Yappy Hour Lake Worth Nov 30th[…]
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[…]
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[…]