We get a lot of unusual proposal requests here at The Heart Bandits.  A lot of those requests involve hiring animals to help with our clients marriage proposals. We have worked with dolphins, tigers, and even as recent as today we were asked to bring in “white kittens” for a proposal.  But the most popular proposal request we get involving animals is for dogs!  So far we have planned a pug proposal, a french bulldog proposal, and a proposal involving Dachshunds.  If you are planning on proposing using dogs, here are some tips that we have learned a long the way.  How To Propose Using Dogs tips are below:

Consider Weather

Jay hired us to plan his pug proposal in NYC during the winter. We were all set to go on Bow Bridge until a HUGE storm hit and the weather became too dangerous for our 4-legged friends.  When planning your puppy proposal, consider a back up plan in case of bad weather.

Get Permission

Never assume that your proposal venue will allow a dog as part of your proposal.  You are always going to want to check with your potential proposal venue if you plan on having a puppy proposal.



Karson hired us to plan his French Bulldog marriage proposal in Austin and wanted it captured on video. The little bulldog’s were strapped with Go-Pro’s to capture the world’s sweetest proposal idea.  When possible, try to hire a proposal photographer or videographer that has experience with animals.  They can be a little unpredictable at times so it is best to work with a team that can pivot when the dog does.

Be Creative


When Oscar hired us to plan his proposal to Paulina, he knew Dachshunds had to be involved.  We added the idea of matching outfits and love notes attached to each dog, resulting in a heartfelt marriage proposal.  Hopefully this article helped you figure out How To Propose Using Dogs and you are ready to get started.

How Can The Heart Bandits Help?

If you are thinking about including dogs in your proposal but still not sure how to do it, contact The Heart Bandits today.  Here are some reasons you might need Wedding Proposal Planners to help you propose with dogs:

  • You know you want to propose with a group of puppies but you don’t know where to find them.
  • You are worried that your pet won’t cooperate and you need help managing them on the day of.
  • You aren’t sure how to incorporate your dog into your specific proposal scenario.
  • You need help figuring out a unique idea for how your dog will participate.

We know how to turn your proposal vision into reality and we are the best at what we do.  Consider purchasing a super slim engagement ring box at www.ringstash.com to conceal your surprise proposal on the proposal day.  If you have decided to use dogs in your marriage proposal, also check our article about how to incorporate pets in your marriage proposal here.