The Doggie Boat
No 1 for Healthy Dog Treats and More

nb Sola Gratia, the home of The Doggie Boat!
nb Sola Gratia – The Doggie Boat – moored at Merry Hill. Our first day of trading.

Stockists of an extensive range of Healthy Treats, Eco Toys, Plush Toys, Grooming supplies, Collars, Leads, Bandanas, Poo Bags, Jute Bags and suppliers of quality Dog ID Tags. Follow the Doggie Boat on Social Media and subscribe to the newsletter to keep up to date!

An Independent Roving Trader selling Healthy Dog Treats and more on the Inland Waterways of England & Wales. As Continuous Cruisers, they do not have a base as such. However, they currently operate around the Midlands attending various waterways-based festivals and markets.

The Doggie Boat also trades ad-hoc along the towpath when the boat, nb Sola Gratia, is moored up. Sales are complemented by a range of waterways-themed photographs, calendars and jigsaw puzzles by Tim Clarke Photography.

Need to know more? Contact us on 07736 009304.


Yes! We are still trading! Our online shop remains open for business. At the moment, we are still able to dispatch orders promptly, although Royal Mail may take longer than normal to deliver, so please bear with us.

Orders received after 11:00am may not go out same working day, as local Post Offices are sometimes only open limited hours. Our physical shop is now beginning limited towpath trading. Please view our Location page to see where we are – if you are anywhere near, then you are welcome to visit even we are not setting up shop.

Just call us first. You can place an order for collection and we are more than happy to discuss items with you and let you look at them before you decide.

At present, we are still able to get deliveries of most items, although our supplier of toys is currently closed so stocks of those are limited.

Healthy Dog Treats…

A range of JR 100% Healthy Dog TreatsThe Doggie Boat are proud of their ever expanding range of healthy dog treats. They believe “Man’s Best Friend” deserves the very best. This is why they stock the JR Pet Products chews, treats and bones.

There are no added nasties, no artificial colourants, sweeteners or flavours. They are simply pure, 100% Air Dried. Air drying cures the product, so healthily free of anything harmful.

Air dried bones do not splinter liked cooked ones, so they are perfectly safe. Discounts are available on many items – including mix and match within a range!

…And More

Complementing the range of healthy dog treats, they also stock a range of quality dog toys, grooming accessories, collars, leads and bandanas for your pooch. Our product range is constantly under review, so they will add exciting new products from time to time.

Dog toys have been chosen to provide fun for all – from squeaky to plush. The range of collars and leads is currently limited as options are researched for the new season. The Doggie Boat also stock items for the person at the other end of the lead! These include craft stickers, 3D notebooks and Posters.

Online Shop

Pet Touch Rope Tug Toys.The Doggie Boat are pleased to advise that they remain open during the current situation. Most of our healthy dog treats are in stock, but supplies of other items are being affected. The online shop is available 24/7/365.

Most orders are now sent Second Class Royal Mail Parcels. Other carriers can be used if requested (please use the notes field during checkout), although additional charges may be applicable.

Orders will be despatched same day if received by 11:00am. Otherwise, they may not go until the next working day. Unfortunately, many local Post Offices have restricted opening hours – and the team need time to pick and pack your order!

Please note also that couriers may take longer than usual to deliver. Most of the Healthy Dog Treats are in stock, although other items may be in short supply.

Towpath Trading

During the Coronavirus Crisis, the decision was taken not to trade direct. However, we are now pleased to advise that our physical shop is now beginning limited towpath trading, so you can get your healthy dog treats direct from us. If you are in the area, please come and visit!

Planned attendance at festivals will be advertised on this website, as will “pop-up” ad-hoc trading. The Doggie Boat is always happy to serve you with healthy dog treats and more if they happen to be in your area. Just click on the “location” menu option above to find out where the boat is. Currently, we are in Brentford, near the Holiday Inn.

Follow Us

You can follow the Doggie Boat on your favourite Social Media platforms, where we will post latest offers, new stock and stock availability reports. You can also share your photographs of your enjoying enjoying purchases from us – especially the Healthy Dog Treats!

The one with the most likes each month will win a freebie! We would also encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter. Here you will get more in-depth information and exclusive promotions. We promise you that we won’t inundate you with loads of emails. Our newsletter is responsibly hosted with MailChimp, so you can unsubscribe at any time.

Roving Canal Traders Association

The Roving Canal Traders' Association logo.Under the umbrella name of Paw Prints Afloat, The Doggie Boat and Tim Clarke Photography are members of the Roving Canal Traders Association. The RCTA is a non-profit making organisation, which runs a number of floating markets across the country. These are a great opportunity to experience the wide diversity of crafts, trades, produce and products that can be purchased from the eclectic community of Roving Traders.