15 Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Marriage Proposal

Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year to propose. And if you (or your intended!) is a dog lover, why not include your four-legged buddies in your special moment? Here are 15 ways you can involve the dog when you pop the question.

#1 – Collage Book

Ben proposed to his girlfriend while presenting her with an adorable collage book about their dog’s first birthday and at the end, the dog in the book asked if Mommy and Daddy were ever going to be the dog’s official parents and then Ben got down on a one knee and proposed to Kait. Can’t get better than that!

Image source: Kait Daly
Image source: Kait Daly

#2 – Ring Bearer

Train your dog to carry the ring to your future spouse. Not only is it romantic, but it shows you took the time to train the dog – brownie points!

Image source: Etsy.com
Image source: Etsy.com

#3 – A Jacket Proposal

APetsWorld.com had a customer order a fleece jacket with a wedding proposal embroider on the side. Perfect for those proposing in cold climates and it’s something that can be cherished forever.

Image source: APetsWorld.com
Image source: APetsWorld.com

#4 – Read the Sign

An Etsy crafter has a sign you can put around your dog’s neck to ask the question for you. Or make one out of a chalkboard with a “check yes or no” – how cute would that be? Just be sure to provide the chalk too!

Image source: Etsy.com
Image source: Etsy.com

#5 – Holding signs

This man has his kids holding up signs to ask the question. If you live in a multiple dog household, why not do this with them? It just takes a little bit of training and it is sure to impress whoever you are asking.

Image source: @GideonTsang via Flickr
Image source: @GideonTsang via Flickr

#6 – Ask Collar

A beautiful collar that later could be used in a wedding shadow box, or even shortened and worn as a bracelet, it’s a great way to include the dog in your special moment. This Etsy artist will even personalize it with your beloved’s name.

Image source: Etsy.com
Image source: Etsy.com

#7 – Ask Tag

Like the collar, this adorable tag from an Etsy crafter asks the question for you – who could say no?

Image source: Etsy.com
Image source: Etsy.com

#8 – Trail of Treats

Have your dog lead you love to your asking spot by leaving a trail of treats. Put a note by the door instructing them to take the dog for a walk (ask nicely!). It’s a fun way to involve the dog that is sure to surprise them.

Image source: @H.MichaelKarhis via Flickr
Image source: @H.MichaelKarhis via Flickr

#9 – Say it with Paint

Pet Paint’s creator proposed by painting the question on their dog. Now it’s becoming a popular trend for others to do the same.

Image source: PetPaint.com
Image source: PetPaint.com

#10 – Asking Him

Are you asking him to marry you? Than this cute doggy tee is just what you need!

Image source: Zazzle.com
Image source: Zazzle.com

#11 – Together Tag

Ingrid Greene is a yoga instructor who’s now husband gave her dog a new ID tag – with both names and numbers on it. He presented it to her in the same box her ring came in.

Image source: Shani Barel from Don’t Smile Now
Image source: Shani Barel from Don’t Smile Now

#12 – Set the Scene

Why not use her dogs in the proposal and set the scene for when she gets home? It will take a bit of training if the dogs don’t already have a stay, but the look on her face will be well worth the effort.

Image source: PixGood.com
Image source: PixGood.com

#13 – Dog-friendly restaurant

Going out for dinner to pop the question? Take her to a nice restaurant with a dog friendly patio so your dog can be part of the big moment. Attach the ring to your dog’s collar or on a wreath of flowers around their neck.

Image source: @RobertBieber via Flickr
Image source: @RobertBieber via Flickr

#14 – Fetch the Ring

Put the ring on your dog’s favorite toy and ask your sweetheart to have the dog fetch for her. Even better, teach him to “fetch” a brand new (heart-shaped perhaps?) toy that she can keep as reminder of your engagement day.

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#15 – Scavanger Hunt

It takes a bit more work, but set up a scavenger Hunt that take your sweetheart and their dog to all their favorite places in the house (the treat jar, toy chest, etc) or out (Dog Park, beach, etc) and ends at you!

Image source: @BethOlson via Flickr
Image source: @BethOlson via Flickr

 

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