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These 4 Precious Pups Helped Their Parents Tie The Knot

"There wouldn't have been a wedding without them." 🐾
11/16/2015 06:08pm ET | Updated November 16, 2015

Shandess Griffin is a devoted mom to four precious fur babies: Zero, Holden, Navi and Arbor.

When she tied the knot with Jason Griffin on Sept. 19 in Tofino, British Columbia, there was no doubt that the whole gang would be right by their side.

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From left to right: Zero, Holden, Navi and Arbor. 

"There wouldn't have been a wedding without them," Shandess told The Huffington Post. "It was a spectacular feeling to have all my loved ones there and it just wouldn't be complete without my daily companions!"

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Zero, an 8-year-old Samoyed, is the oldest of the bunch. Next up is Holden, a 6-year-old Bernese mountain dog, followed by Navi -- a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd mix. The baby of the group is Arbor, a 2-year-old Bernese mountain dog.

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The boys sported dapper bow ties for the occasion, and Zero even had his fur styled.

At the reception, Zero and Holden joined the newlyweds for their first dance.

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Zero and Holden, pictured above, have been a part of the couple's love story since day one. Jason and Shandess first met online after he sent her a message, asking if he could accompany her and her dogs on a walk.

"He struck the right chord when he talked about the dogs right away," Shandess told HuffPost. "Dogs are my world, especially my own and it was very important that he was a dog lover. My dogs loved him immediately and that spoke volumes!"

Since the couple got together five years ago, they have added Navi and Arbor to their brood. When Jason popped the question in June 2014, all four dogs played a part in the proposal.

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In December, the newlyweds will be adding yet another pup to their growing family -- an Australian Shepherd named Harvest.

For more adorable photos of the furry fam, visit the @shandandherdogs Instagram account.

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