SUP with your Pup: Dog-Friendly Paddle Board Rentals in the Twin Cities

Minnesotans know the best way to keep cool on a hot summer day is to be on the water. Good thing we’ve got over 10,000 lakes and countless water activities to choose from — like stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). SUP’s not only a great way to enjoy our lakes, but a great workout as well. And Fido loves a good splish-splash, too! Lucky for you, we’ve got the scoop on a few of the best dog-friendly paddle board rentals in the metro to get your (doggy) paddle on with your pooch.

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@northwardhounds’ Mowgli getting his SUP on via Wheel Fun Rentals

First, a few things to keep in mind:

  • Consider a canine life vest to keep your pup safe in case they decide paddling on top of the water isn’t as exciting as paddling in the water.
  • Help keep the paddleboards (and your bare feet!) safe from the scratches of a frantic pup. If you don’t think your doggo will be comfortable or calm enough for a paddleboard adventure, this sport may not be for them.

On to the good stuff!

On-Location Rentals

These outfitters provide on-location SUP (and other) rentals right on the lake:

Wheel Fun Rentals, multiple locations in Minneapolis and St Paul: Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun (map), Lake Harriet (map), Lake Nokomis (map), and Lake Como (map)

The Black Oar, Lake Minnetonka (map)

Bay Rentals, Lake Minnetonka (map)

dog-friendly paddle board rentals

Minnesota Mermaid’s mascot Mousse enjoying an evening on the water

Other Rentals

Some of these equally dog-loving proprietors may not have a physical storefront for rentals, but offer a variety of rental options, like weekend or week-long rentals, SUP classes, or delivery of a rental paddleboard to your location. Check out their websites for more details.

Silver Creek Paddle

Pick-up from their storefront in Roseville

Minnesota Mermaid Paddle Board Rental

Prior Lake, Lakeville and delivery

St. Croix Stand Up Paddleboard Co.

Delivery or pick-up service in the St. Croix Valley

What are you waiting for? Grab your furry best friend and get paddling! And make sure to share your SUP-and-pup photos with #SidewalkDog on Instagram.

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