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
Lea and Bianca
Joel Happy Tail – Up for Adoption
Milo Happy Tail – Up for Adoption
Trip Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Atlas Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Hurricane Michael Rescue Mission
Zelda Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
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
"Every Purchase Saves a Pup"
Salty Dog Events
The funds raised will pay for Lea’s orthopedic surgery and physical therapy as well as Bianca’s physical therapy, laser treatments and possible amputation. Bianca has begun laser treatment and Lea starts pre-operative physical therapy next week. Both girls will be in Foster homes before and after surgery (after being released from the hospital). Our ultimate goal is to place them both in an adoptive home and we would love for them to stay together!
Full Moon Paddle Deerfield Island. Join Salty Dog Paddle for one of the most popular full moon paddles in South Florida. We paddle the intracoastal waters of Deerfield Beach and land on Deerfield Island. This paddle is perfect for first-timers since the water is so clam!
Join us Friday, April 26th from 4 PM – 8 PM at CWS Lake Worth for our monthly “Yappy Hour” (Happy Hour) benefiting injured rescue dogs in Palm Beach County.
Join Salty Dog for a Dog-Friendly Happy Hour at The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill in West Palm Beach on Friday, April 12th from 5 – 8PM with Happy Hour drink and food specials going until 7PM!
An article on the difference between service animals and emotional support animals and a list of partner organizations.
A few weeks ago, a foster picked up Joel in a pool of his own blood. He had been hit by a car and left to die. She took him to hospital where they had to partially amputate his tail and ear due to it being dead-tissue.
Dog Friendly Brunch Boca Raton. This is one of the most popular brunches we host in Palm Beach and the best part is that this one is dog-friendly with a huge outdoor patio area and a special menu for dogs! Bring your pup out and get your brunch on!
On Friday, March 1, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM, join Salty Dog Paddle at our monthly Yappy (Happy) Hour in West Palm Beach!