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 was tied to a truck
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
Kano Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
A victim of heat stroke during Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Harvey Horses Rescue
Rufus Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Smokey Happy Tail – ADOPTED!
Book a Paddle Boarding Tour - Surfboard Rental Reservations
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. Surfboard rentals and lessons also available!
NO SAME-DAY SERVICES
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[…]
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[…]
Join us Friday September 28 for our monthly “Yappy Hour” benefiting The Salty Dog of the month – Zelda from 4 – 7pm! C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen 522 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460 | (561) 318-5637 CWS Bar + Kitchen will be donating 20% of bar sales to Zelda’s medical bills! Drink specials and Read more about CWS Yappy Hour Lake Worth Sep 28th[…]
Meet Zelda the German Shepherd puppy, our Salty Dog of the month for September. Zelda is 10 weeks old weighing only 4.6lbs. That is normally the size of a 2-week-old shepherd puppy. She is not able to hold down food and will need emergency surgery to correct this. X-rays show that she had a vascular Read more about Puppy was born with deformities and needs emergency surgery[…]
We had so much fun the first time The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill WPB invited us back for another “Yappy Hour” on Friday, September 21st at Butcher Shop WPB from 5pm – 8pm. The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill 209 6th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | (561) 812-2336 If you Read more about Yappy Hour for Charity West Palm Beach Sep. 21st[…]
Join Salty Dog Paddle as we enjoy some world famous BBQ at Pigsty BBQ and live music from Fern Street on Saturday September 15th from 5 -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,” Read more about Barks, BBQ & Bass (Boynton Beach) Sep. 15th[…]
You may have read about Destiny’s story. Any way that we attempt to put into words what happened to this poor 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 her Read more about Dog was dragged half a mile on the road is on the mend[…]
Join us and our friend’s at Barrel of Monks Brewery on Saturday, September 8th, as we save the shore with a rewarding beach cleanup in Deerfield Beach. We love where we live and we want to keep the sands sanitary and the tides tidy for all to enjoy. Participants will be able to sign in Read more about Save the Shore – Beach Cleanup Sep 8th[…]
Appointments / Contact
Text "SUP" to (561) 777-5999 to book a paddleboard! (NO SAME-DAY SERVICES)