Two owners of guide dogs tied the knot after an encounter between their pets helped them to find " true love ".

Claire Johnson, 50, and Mark Gaffey, 51, were married in Baralston, Stoke -on- Trent , after their pooches fell in love during a training session two years ago.

Guide dogs Venice and Rodd took the happy couple through the service and even acted as the Ring-bearers.

The newlyweds met in 2012 on a training guide dog seminar.

It became clear that Rodd and Venice had fallen head -over- paws in love.

The bride said: "I have no doubt that our guide dogs brought us together and helped me find my true love. Just like our two guide dogs, we really are best friends and soul mates ".

She added: " Our dogs are the love story. Everyone used to joke about how Mark's dog Rodd and my dog, Venice were meant to be together".

When the training ended, their lives changed forever.

The couple could not bring themselves to separate the two Labrador Retrievers, so they agreed to meet for dates.

With only 1.5 miles separating the couple, coffee dates soon turned into lunch dates, and possibly the quartet became devoted to each other.

After enjoying a whirlwind romance, Mr. Gaffey popped the question and asked Ms. Johnson to marry him on Valentine's Day last year.

Source and photo credit: Mirror

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