The Doggie Boat
No 1 for Healthy Dog Treats and More

As seen on Channel 4’s “Narrow Escapes”! (Episodes 16-18)

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

We pride ourselves on our speciality range of Healthy Dog Treats and Eco Friendly Toys. But our range extends way beyond this, to include compostable Poo Bags, Health & Welfare supplies, ID Tags and a whole lot more. Follow the Doggie Boat on Social Media and subscribe to the newsletter to keep up to date! Many of our prices are lower than the Recommended Retail Price.

As Independent Roving Canal Traders, we have a licence to trade on the full extent of the 2,500 miles of Canal & River Trust waterways across England and Wales. We are also members of the Roving Canal Traders Association. All this means that we adhere to strict codes of conduct and high standards. As Continuous Cruisers, we do not have a base as such. Currently we are making our way north from London up the Grand Union Canal. Our exact location can be seen here.

Our online shop is always open. As licenced Roving Canal Traders we also set up the shop along the outside of the boat when we are moored in suitable locations. We can’t fit everything on the outside of the boat, so be sure to check online first to see what you want! Some items are sent direct by the manufacturer. Even if we haven’t set up the shop, you can still collect from us (by prior arrangement) if you place an order online and mark it for local pickup. Or, we will deliver if you are within walking range!

Need to know more? Contact us on 07472 328605.

Healthy Dog Treats…

A range of JR 100% Healthy Dog TreatsWe aboard the Doggie Boat are proud of our ever expanding range of Healthy Dog Treats, from top suppliers including JR Pet Products and Green & Wild’s. We believe that our “Best Friends” deserve the very best. This is why we specialise in chews, treats and bones that contain no added nasties, no artificial colourants, sweeteners or flavours. They are simply pure, many are 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.

There are other products that we stock that are not air dried, but equally healthy and safe, such as Yak Milk Chews, biscuits etc.

All of our products are competitively priced, many are below the Recommended Retail Price!

…And More

Complementing the range of healthy dog treats, we also stock a variety of quality dog toys, health and wellbeing items and much more for the 4-legged end of the lead. We also offer a good selection of gifts and essentials for the 2-legged end. Our range is constantly under review, so we will add exciting new products from time to time.

We are proud resellers of Dorwest Herbs, Dickie Bags, ProFleece Vet Bedding and PS Pet Tags.

Online Shop

Eco Dog ToysThe Doggie Boat online shop is available 24/7/365.

Most orders are now sent Tracked 48 Royal Mail Parcels. Other couriers can be used if requested (please use the notes field during checkout), although additional charges may be applicable. During the current problems with Royal Mail due to the strike action, we may use an alternative when necessary to try to overcome potential delays.

We strive to despatch the same day if received by 11:00am. Otherwise, they may not go until the next working day. Unfortunately, some local Post Offices have restricted opening hours – and we need time to pick and pack your order. We may also be cruising at the time your order pings in to us, so may not be in a position to dispatch your order!

Towpath Trading

Planned attendance at festivals will be posted on this website and on Social Media, as will “pop-up” ad-hoc trading. The Doggie Boat team is always happy to serve you with healthy dog treats and more if we happen to be in your area. Just click on the “location” menu option above to find out where we are. Currently, we are back in the Birmingham and Black Country area.

Follow Us

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


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.

The Doggie Boat logo. A Black Labrador standing on the bow of a blue and red narrow boat, inside a life ring the "The Doggie Boat" written on it.

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