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16 Very Good Dogs Help Create The Perfect Pup-Prosal For NYC Couple


It’s a shame Maurice Goldstein is off the market. Based on his recent proposal to girlfriend of four years, Laura Stampler, he’s going to make one heck of a husband! Not only did Goldstein blanket a mountaintop in rose petals, he also hired an a capella group to belt out Stampler’s favorite Disney and Motown hits.

Pretty amazing right? Well brace yourselves, it gets better. For the pièce de résistance, Goldstein arranged for 16 dogs to crash the proposal at just the right moment!

Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography

The couple currently lives in New York City, but the proposal took place in Los Angeles while they were in town visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Goldstein asked Stampler to join him for a hike in Runyon Canyon Park followed by drinks with friends.

Stampler realized something was going on about 15 minutes into their walk.

“I saw the rose petals and I see a group of figures and it’s just like, all of a sudden … you know,” she told CBS News. “And I just started hyperventilating and crying.”

Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography

Before she knew it, Goldstein dropped to one knee and popped the question! Stampler said yes, and the couple kissed as the a capella group sang. It was perfect… but there was one more surprise yet to come.

“When we were kissing, all of a sudden all of these dogs were unleashed and started running towards me,” Stampler shared.

Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography
Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography
Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography
Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography
Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography

Luckily, friend and photographer Rebecca Yale was there to capture every moment.

Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography

Stampler was so distracted by the herd of canine cuties she forgot to put on her new ring! Once she had a chance to process the scene – and cuddle all the dogs – she learned the details behind the magnificent surprise.

It turns out Goldstein’s family pooch, Scout goes running in the mountains with “ultra-marathon runner and dog whisperer,” Tony Vercillo. As a friend of the Goldsteins’, Vercillo was happy to contact his other clients and round up their dogs to participate in the proposal – or in this case, the “Pup-prosal.”

Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography

According to Stampler, the day was everything she dreamed of and more.

“I personally don’t know how you can top puppies,” she told CBS, “For me, personally, this was beyond perfect — just having someone who knows you well enough to make you happy.”

Photo c/o Rebecca Yale Photography

The couple plans to tie the knot in the fall of 2019 or the spring of 2020. Until then they will get their fido fix as foster pawrents for the NYC organization, Muddy Paws Rescue.


H/T to CBS News

All Images Courtesy of Rebecca Yale Photography

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