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
Let’s give Kano a second chance
A victim of heat stroke during Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Harvey Horses
Rufus Happy Tail
Smokey Happy Tail
Elliott Happy Tail
Mister Tyson Happy Tail
Standup Paddleboarding Events
Named the Best Western Themed charity event in South Florida in 2017 by Jupiter Magazine, the Third Annual Barks, Babes, & Bros (BBB) is a celebrity bachelor and bachelorette auction to benefit dogs in need of emergency veterinary treatment. It is Salty Dog’s largest event of the year! Thursday, January 25th, 2018 @ Double Dees Read more about 3rd Annual Barks Babes & Bros Auction 1/25/18[…]
Santas on the Run 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run will open the Winterfest in the beautiful Commons Park, Village of Royal Palm Beach on Saturday, December 2, 2017 Santas on the run is a 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run at the Village of Royal Palm Beach Winter Festival. SANTA SUITS & Read more about Santas on the Run Royal Palm Beach[…]
It’s a good thing you didn’t throw out your Halloween costumes just yet! Salty Dog’s annual dress-up Halloween Yappy Hour and Puppy Paddle Party took place on Friday November 3rd from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.at ER Bradley’s patio / garden area. Dress your pupper up or come as a pair for our post-Halloween costume Read more about Post-Halloween Yappy Hour and Puppy Paddle Party[…]
We are raising money to give this poor pup a second chance at life. Kano was found all alone and abandoned on the street with open wounds. He was underweight and was hit by a car which left him with a fractured tibia and fibula along with some hip problems that will need major repairs Read more about Let’s give Kano a second chance[…]
Our 3rd Annual Halloween Paddle with this group! We kept the tradition going in Sean “Ace” O’Connor’s memory and headed out on Lake Boca Thursday, October 26th. Starting on the water at 6:30 pm, and costumes make it way more entertaining 🙂 100% of the proceeds from this paddle were donated to Caro Cruz ‘s Read more about Moonlight Halloween Paddle – Lake Boca[…]
Thank you for joining 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 was transformed into PAWS IN THE PARK where you and your best friends got to Read more about PAWS in the Park Jupiter 10/7[…]
Thanks to your kind donations the original Salty Dog mascot, Roscoe, has been saved!!! As a result of hunkering down with his grandpa without power during Irma he suffered a severe case of heat stroke! He spent about 2 weeks in an oxygen chamber at Pet Emergency in Palm Beach Gardens and may still have Read more about Roscoe – our original Salty Dog happy tail[…]
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[…]
Thank you for joining Salty Dog as we paid 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 Read more about Full Moon Paddle in memoriam of Sean O’Connor 9/3[…]
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 Rufus has recovered fully from a Broken Jaw[…]