Dr. Stephanie LaFrage of the ASPCA

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For brides like Jennifer Hudson—who told Access Hollywood that she is planning to include her dogs in her wedding—celebrating their new unions wouldn't be complete without acknowledging their beloved cats and dogs. In honor of the ASPCA's new wedding favors program, Senior Director of Counseling Services Dr. Stephanie LaFrage gave us advice on involving your furry friends in the wedding and merging your pets in your new home. —Kathryn Papanek

What are some ways that a couple can go about involving their pets in their wedding?

It is quite natural to want to include your pet in one of the most important events of your life. However, their presence should symbolize their status as 'a member of the family' and not just as a novel wedding accessory. If your pet is willing and able, enlist them as a ring bearer or flower girl. Even you decide it's not appropriate for your pet to be physically at your wedding, your pet can certainly be incorporated into..

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