5 Unique Proposal Ideas for Pet Owners

Asking the love of your life to marry you is an exciting (yet sometimes intimidating!) question. Once you decide to propose, it’s important to consider how you’ll go about doing so! After all, this should be a memorable and romantic gesture -- shouldn’t it be something your partner will remember forever?

If you are struggling to come up with the right proposal idea, but you know your other half loves animals, consider involving your furry friend in the process! Check out a few of these pet proposal ideas to give you some inspiration!

 Unique Proposal Ideas

1. The Four-Legged Ring Bearer

Is your pet well trained? Consider tying the ring to your dog or cat’s collar! And if you’re worried about the ring getting lost, you can try ring boxes, pillows or pouches to hold the ring in place.

2. The Puppy Proposal

Have you been talking about adopting a new puppy? Giving your soon-to-be-spouse a dog and a ring on the same day is a sure-fire way to melt their heart! How can anyone say anything but a definitive “YES!” to a puppy proposal?

 Puppy Proposal Ideas

3. Have Your Pets Ask For You

Another great idea is to order a new collar or tag that pops the question so you don’t have to! Many places allow you to create a custom order, which you can engrave with, “Will you marry me?” It’s also something that the love of your life likely won’t expect!

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4. Dress Them Up

If your pet doesn’t mind wearing new things, you might consider dressing them up with a bowtie and placing the ring box next to them! This is a fun idea for an at-home proposal when your partner isn’t looking. Then you can call them into the room for a little surprise!

5. Involve Other Animals!

Looking for a few extra options to consider? Take a look at these examples of how you can involve other animals outside of your home!

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Getting ready to propose? Capture the moment with Mandy Whitley Photography!

Mandy Whitley Photography is Nashville's premiere pet photographer. Mandy Whitley creates fun and playful photographs with pets and their people. She photographs portrait sessions, family sessions, couple portraits, and weddings - as well as just pets! To inquire about booking a photo session, contact Mandy!

Justin & Lori's Shelby Street Bridge Proposal! {Nashville Wedding Photographer}

I love photographing proposals! Justin & Lori were visiting Nashville for the weekend and the day of the proposal was their 5 year anniversary - a perfect day for a proposal! Justin decided he wanted to do it on the Shelby Street Walking Bridge in Downtown Nashville, so I waited in the middle of the bridge acting like I was there photographing the skyline.

We planned for him to ask me to photograph them, and I would offer to email it to them - worked like a charm! Of course Lori said yes and then we spend some time walking around to different spots by the bridge for a few couple's photos. I loved working with you guys, hope you love the preview!

~ Mandy

P.S. This first shot was when I was walking up to meet them on the bridge, I hadn't seen their faces yet but I THOUGHT this couple could be them, so I snapped this one while I was walking. I love how it turned out!

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 Shelby Street Bridge Proposal Nashville Wedding Photographer
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 Shelby Street Bridge Proposal Nashville Wedding Photographer

Getting Married in Nashville? Contact Mandy!

Mandy Whitley Photography is Nashville's premiere pet photographer. Mandy Whitley creates fun and playful photographs with pets and their people. She photographs portrait sessions, family sessions, couple portraits, and weddings - as well as just pets! To inquire about booking a photo session, contact Mandy!

Matt & Lana's Proposal! {Nashville Wedding Photographer}

When Matt contacted me about doing this surprise proposal for Lana and having me there to photograph it I was SO excited. We went to work figuring out the best plan so I wasn't too obviously there for them. Matt had it all figured out. He and his girlfriend Lana (now fiancé!) were going into Germantown to the courtyard of the apartments they lived in here in Nashville, which also just happened to be where they met - perfect! The proposal was a huge success! Lana was very surprised, and it was so great to be a part of such an important day for them!

Thanks again Matt & Lana for having me there to document the beginning of your new life together!

~ Mandy

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 Nashville Proposal Photographer Mandy Whitley Wedding Photographer
 Nashville Proposal Photographer Mandy Whitley Wedding Photographer
 Nashville Proposal Photographer Mandy Whitley Wedding Photographer
 Nashville Proposal Photographer Mandy Whitley Wedding Photographer
 Nashville Proposal Photographer Mandy Whitley Wedding Photographer

Getting Married in Nashville? Contact Mandy!

Mandy Whitley Photography is Nashville's premiere pet photographer. Mandy Whitley creates fun and playful photographs with pets and their people. She photographs portrait sessions, family sessions, couple portraits, and weddings - as well as just pets! To inquire about booking a photo session, contact Mandy!