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!
#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!
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#7 – Ask Tag
Like the collar, this adorable tag from an Etsy crafter asks the question for you – who could say no?
#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.
#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.
#10 – Asking Him
Are you asking him to marry you? Than this cute doggy tee is just what you need!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!