Dog-Friendly Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) Nonprofit
ALL proceeds go to animals in need...
It is the life-saving mission of Salty Dog Paddle to use water 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. We use 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 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. We envision 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.
Specific to community and social change, Salty Dog Paddle works with Operation 120 to educate the public about domestic animal behaviorism and use the fundraisers we host as a vehicle to teach owners proper handling techniques and positive behavioral reinforcement in order to reduce owner surrender rates. Along with the Pet Education Project (PET), our volunteer educators teach kids at the elementary school level about domestic animal interaction and training as an early intervention strategy against owners surrendering their pets.
We are Are
Salty Dog Paddle is a 501(c)(3) public charity that uses water sports to raise emergency funding for both domestic animals as well as Marinelife in distress. We tie the bridges between land animals and marine animals!
Many of our “Salty Dog” volunteers including our founder include US Marine and Navy Veterans who are aquatic experts and ready to take you and your dog on an unforgettable adventure!
About Salty Dog Paddle
Salty Dog Paddle, headquartered in Palm Beach, FL USA is a volunteer-based public charity that offers dog-friendly SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) tours in order to raise funds for animals in distress as well as awareness for proper pet care and Marine resources conservation and water safety.
Salty Dog's service is mobile-based, so we have multiple drop-in sites throughout the globe. If you want a great time out with your best friend, whether four legged or just two then come join us for on unforgettable standup paddleboarding experience.
And remember that your four-legged friend is always FREE!
Salty Dogs of the Month
Hurricane Harvey Horses
Smokey Happy Tail
Elliott Happy Tail
Mister Tyson Happy Tail
Standup Paddleboarding Events
In response to the devastation caused by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Texas Salty Dog volunteers have sprung into action. In conjunction with the United States Humane Society, the charity’s focus is on larger animals while local rescue organizations have been saving domestic animals in the affected areas. Horses and livestock that Read more about Hurricane Harvey Horses Equestrian Rescue Mission[…]
Join Salty Dog as we pay our respects to the late Sean “Ace” O’Connor on this memorial paddle in his honor! Sean’s favorite spot to paddle was the ocean in Delray Beach, so we picked this spot for our September Full Moon Paddle. Sean was a volunteer for Salty Dog Paddle for the last two Read more about Full Moon Paddle in memoriam of Sean O’Connor 9/3[…]
Join Salty Dog for the 8th Annual PAWS IN THE PARK – the largest FREE ADMISSION pet event to happen in South Florida! Saturday, October 7th from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Carlin Park in Jupiter. Carlin Park will be transformed into PAWS IN THE PARK where you and your best friends can enjoy a day Read more about PAWS in the Park Jupiter 10/7[…]
Meet our featured Salty Dog for the month of August, Rufus. Animal Control officers with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office found the puppy with an injured leg on NW 6th Avenue in July. The puppy, who has since been renamed Rufus, also had a broken jaw. Investigators said the injury is consistent with being kicked Read more about Help Rufus recover from a Broken Jaw[…]
Thank you for joining Salty Dog for the August Full Moon Paddle! We paddled from the Marina to the East side of the island. The beach closes at 8:00 pm so you will have to have your feet in the water by that time in order to watch the moon…! We also ask that you Read more about Peanut Island Full Moon Paddle August 5th[…]
First Amendment jurisprudence has long extended a right to speak on certain government property that qualifies as a public forum such as beaches. This right to speak in the public forum permits everyone to introduce their views for free. The public forum is particularly important for those who would otherwise lack adequate resources to access Read more about Use of Beaches as Public Forum[…]
Salty Dog Surf was founded in 1977 as a for profit by Ronald and Diane Doyle at the Brevard County Canova Dog Beach, Florida but it always had a charitable philosophy. They had the idea of using Florida long boards to get dogs over their fear of the water and to teach them how to Read more about Salty Dog History[…]
On June 17th from 8am – 11am Salty Dog and Dixie Divers set a Guinness World Record with their annual pier cleanup. Registration started at 7:30am in front of the pier and almost 265 people registered to form the world’s longest dive chain. It was open to everyone, divers, snorkelers, surface support and pier support. Read more about Deerfield Beach Pier Cleanup 2017 World-Record Set[…]
Thank you for joining Salty Dog for our July Full Moon Paddle that took place place on July 8th from 7pm – 10:30pm. Location (click for directions): 200 E 13th St Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Directions from South of Riviera Beach: Exit I95 45th Street and head East. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn right onto Read more about Full Moon Paddle Peanut Island July 8th[…]
Our new mascot, Chapman’s 6th Birthday PAWty fur a Cause took place on June 11th from 12pm – 3pm on Palm Beach island. This brunch PAWty promised to be pawsitively pawsome! We thank you joining us for birthday brunch in support of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Instead of presents, Chapman requested donations for Peggy Read more about Chapman’s PAWty fur a Cause Brunch Palm Beach June 11[…]