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.
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. We open in Wheaton Aston over the weekend 1-2 August, both days noon until 6pm. If you are in the area, please come and visit!
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…
The 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!
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.
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 under 2Kg are sent Second Class Royal Mail Parcels. Those over 2Kg will be sent by CollectPlus. Other carriers can be used if requested (please use the notes field during checkout), although additional charges may be applicable.
During the current Coronavirus Crisis, orders will be despatched same day if received by 10:00am. Otherwise, they will go next working day. Unfortunately, our local Post Office is only open mornings – and the team need time to pick and pack your order! Please note also that Royal Mail may take longer than usual to deliver. Our Healthy Dog Treats are all in stock, although other items may be in short supply.
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. The Doggie Boat is trading Noon-6pm outside the Anchor Inn, Cross Green, Coven this coming weekend (7-9 Aug) and at the Great Haywood Floating Market over the weekend 15-16 Aug. 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.
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
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.