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Cleveland woman helps couples say 'yes' to having their pets at their wedding

Having your fur babies at your big day is so special, but it's also a lot of work. But with the help of a local business you won't have to worry about a thing.

CLEVELAND — We all know that when it comes to weddings, the planning can be stressful. But if you want your fur babies involved, well, that takes things to a whole new level.

But a local woman is helping couples say yes to having their pets involved in their big day.

"A lot of people view their, their pets as members of their family. And you want your family there on your wedding day," said Renee Schmidt.

And it sounds like an amazing idea, but between, strict timelines and being pulled in different directions, adding your four-legged friends, may just end up being more work.

Schmidt, a Toledo native, knows first hand just how stressful pet involvement can be, she had two of her dogs at her own wedding. 

"I always joke that the caterer could've not shown up. Um, and that would've been fine because the thing I was most stressed out about was having our dogs there.

Knowing her own struggles, Schmidt created Doggy-I Do. A pet transportation service for couples to use on their wedding day or for engagement photos. They handle everything from picking up your pup, getting them dressed and to the venue, and making sure they're attentive for photos. 

And you can trust that your pets are in good hands, Schmidt and her team of handlers are all CPR and first aid certified. 

Schmidt created 'Doggy I Do' only a year and a half ago, and despite being a relatively new business, her services are in high demand. 

"We've done about 10 so far, and then we've got 20 more on the schedule for the rest of the year and then slightly into early next year. So we're really busy," explained Schmidt.

The basic package from Doggy-I do starts at $250 and the price goes up with different add-ons, but for Renee, she doesn’t do it for the money.

"Not only did I like get some puppy snuggles out of it. Um, but I get to help these couples create memories that they're gonna have for a lifetime," Schmidt said.

For more information on Doggy I-Do, click here.             

*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is form a previous report. 

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