According to this article couples in Japan can now enlist their pet dogs as witnesses at their marriage ceremony. The dogs are allowed to carry the rings up the aisle and then seal the documents with their paw prints. The service is being offered by The Yokohama Kokursai Hotel near Tokyo as part of their dog wedding package. It allows people’s pets to play an active part in the marriage ceremony. As well as being able to carry the rings and witness the ceremony, the dogs are can also indulge in pre-ceremony pampering such as a wash and shampoo and being dressed in wedding outfits coordinated with their owners.