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.
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!
These outfitters provide on-location SUP (and other) rentals right on the lake:
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.
Pick-up from their storefront in Roseville
Prior Lake, Lakeville and delivery
Delivery or pick-up service in the St. Croix Valley