Formal Dogs are the experts when it comes to accompanying your  dog on your wedding day or other special event.

Formal Dogs believe in marriage equality. Love is Love

Formal Dogs is proud to be the premiere canine wedding service where an experienced dog chaperone and trainer can be as involved as you desire when it comes to having your dog as part of your very special day.

From the moment we collect your dog, you can be assured that your dog will be accompanied by his or her very own chaperone who will ensure that your dog has the best possible time at your wedding.  Formal Dogs will provide excellent care, fresh water, meals as required and “nature visits” as needed.

As professional trainers and behaviour consultants we are able to also provide advice on how to help your dog be on his or her best and calmest behaviour on the day of the wedding as well as any other training/behaviour concerns you may have.

Formal Dogs is insured to have your dog at your wedding

Prices start from $450.00.

Contact us today to book your complimentary consultation.

Formal Dogs is proud to provide a service that accompanies your dog to and from any special occasion or event, this can include (but not exclusive to) : commitment ceremonies, funerals, naming ceremonies, christenings. Prices on application.

We are also proud members of the Australian Bridal Industry Awards – you can read some of our reviews here:

Ruth was absolutely amazing both on and leading up to our wedding. She looked after our overly excitable chihuahua and kept him happy and entertained until he calmly and adorably walked down the aisle and posed for photos. Formal Dogs is highly recommended for anyone wanting their dog at their wedding!


Ruth at Formal Dogs is lovely and so very helpful. Without her we would never have had our fur kids at our wedding. Right from the start Ruth was there to help. It was wonderful knowing our kids were in safe, capable and trustworthy hands. Thank you Ruth for making our day that much more extra special.


Ruth from formal dogs is so kind and caring, she did the most amazing job with our dog Beefy (our ring bearer). Our day was truly perfect because of your amazing service and love for what you do. Thank you Ruth!


Ruth was absolutely fantastic, couldn’t ask for someone who truely cares about your pet on the most important day of you life 🙂


Formal dogs are amazing and they are the reason that our golden retrievers (effectively our children) got to be at the wedding and walk down the aisle to deliver the rings. The boys were fed, looked after and taken around, to and from the venue. We tested them completely with our pups and so should anyone else on Melbourne who needs a responsible supplier to help make their day incredible.