10 Reasons a Dog is Better Than an Engagement Ring

Photo by: Abby Jiu
You won't accidentally stumble across a puppy in your love's drawer, thus ruining the surprise.
Engagement photo inspiration
Photo by: Abby Jiu on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly... more 
Photo by: Abby Jiu
You won't accidentally stumble across a puppy in your love's drawer, thus ruining the surprise.
Engagement photo inspiration
Photo by: Abby Jiu on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly less 
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Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:27 AM EST
By Rachel W. Miller, Lover.ly


We recently shared the top trends we're hoping to see this engagement season; one of those was unique engagement gifts that aren't necessarily rings. Like, say, an engagement puppy. Then we received the best picture and proposal story about a dog that we'd ever heard.


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The story: "We'd been talking about a dog for a while, so rather than a ring (which I absolutely did not want) he surprised me one cozy night in our living room by getting down on one knee and presenting a dog collar in my fav color, with a little heart-shaped tag that read 'will you marry me?'. It was so sweet, and then we went together to a rescue to pick out our little doggie. Which as a result, by the way, caused us to feel like an actual family for the first time. Double plus good."


SO good! We love that her guy listened to what she wanted (or, really, didn't want) and that they picked out a rescue dog together! Engagement doggies for everyone! (Everyone who wants one and is able to care for one, that is.)


Still not convinced? Click through the slideshow for ten reasons an engagement puppy is better than an engagement ring.


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