Megan Kelly
Megan Kelly 7 Jan 2020

Dog at wedding ceremony

I am getting marred next July and would like to have my dog at the ceremony. I am struggling to find a company to help with this. I am looking for someone who is able to have her the morning of the wedding, bring her to the ceremony and then look after her after the ceremony and overnight into the next day. Can anyone recommend a company in the Somerset/South West area? Id like to avoid kennels as she doesn't do well in that environment and I would usually ask family or friends to help out but they will all be at the wedding. Thanks

32 Comments
UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

There are definitely companies that do this, I spoke to one at Kelso wedding show a couple of years ago, although I cannot remember the name. Will come back if I find it, but there are people out there who specialise in [email protected]

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

I might know someone! Give me 2 secs and I will ask xx

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

What about a friend or family member who is only coming to the ‘evening do’ so they will be available during the day?! That’s what we did on our day. X

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

My wedding venue allowed this (channels in Essex) . He could stay in the room for extra £15 a night

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Sounds like me tho marrying this year!🙋‍♀️

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Try some doggy daycare places!

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Look into local dog walkers, we have a fab one (though we are up in liverpool) shes going to bring our dog down for a bit and keep her overnight.

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

I don’t know if she travels but a woman with the business ‘wedding woofers’ has a similar deal. https://www.weddingwoofers.net

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

What about advertising it on borrowmydoggy.com then you could get to know the person first and make sure you're happy with them taking your dog afterwards?

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Holidaysfordogs

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

https://www.padforpaws.co.uk/

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

We did this and had a local doggie hotel in Somerset help us

Other option is local dog walker/ sitter service

I know our dog walker also does house sitting and will take to weddings too

Good luck

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Our dog sat with one of our guests in the church (an usher - it was his only job!) and then our dog walker came and collected him from the venue when we had finished the photos! He had a great time!

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

I live in Weston-super-mare and just shared the status for you

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

We had our dogs stay at a local kennel the night before and for a small fee they brought them to our ceremony. They waited for pictures to be taken then took our dogs away again so we didn’t have to worry 🙂

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Try holiday homes for dogs x

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Try Tailster.com

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

We had our dog as ring bearer. One of my husbands friends picked her up in the morning and looked after her during the ceremony. Another friends parents (who were invited in the evening) picked her up from the church, brought her to our photo location so we could have some pictures with her (away from all the guests) and then took her to kennels for us. Luckily she is very happy in kennels so we didn’t have that worry. It was so special having her there and we have some wonderful photos to treasure forever. Good luck xx

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Try a dog sitter and be prepared to pay for the dog sitter to attend the wedding with your dog.

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

A Pad 4 Paws is based in Plymouth and they run a dog sitting service for weddings. They are fantastic.

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

I got married in Clevedon Hall and our dog was with us all day. I asked my bridesmaids to take shifts making sure he was okay and it was all pretty smooth

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Debonair Grooming and Boarding in Templecombe can have your dog board but they don’t use kennels so the dogs are inside the owners home and get cuddles etc.. they may be able to bring your dog to the wedding too? https://debonairdogs.org/

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Niki Bradley - VIP Petcare?

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Scamps & Champs this service. Please check the website here: https://scampsandchamps.co.uk/services/pets-and-weddings/

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

SAME!!! North Yorkshire area. So annoyed they can’t stay! They are my babies!

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

As a blogger I once met a lady who offered this service, her website is: https://pennyspooches.co.uk/packages

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Vikki Parfitt VIP Petcare highly recommended she is brilliant, she as done a few weddings

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

VIP Petcare based in Minehead West Somerset

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

I just googled wedding pet chaperone and lots came up in our area!

UKbride Member 8 Jan 2020

Get a couple of the family members to help out during the day and the overnight stay. I'm sure they won't mind as they'll be there anyway

UKbride Member 9 Jan 2020

Wishbone Weddings are pet chaperones for weddings! Isn't that just the best job btw 🙈

UKbride Member 9 Jan 2020

Pet chaperones are a thing 😉 we have someone who advertises their services for Essex weddings.

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