In a strange turn of events, a woman has vowed against men and married her pet dog.

The 47 year old Amanda Rodgers was married to a man 20 years ago, but the relationship ended badly. She decided to swear against men and turn to dogs.

Amanda said she decided to wed her pet dog because she had all the qualities she was looking for in a life partner:

“Sheba had been in my life for years, making me laugh and comforting me when I was feeling low.”

Proceedings started out in a traditional way, when Amanda got down on one knee and proposed to her pet dog, Sheba.

Though the dog could not respond, Rodgers says that she “could tell by her tail wagging that the dog said yes.”

More than 200 people attended the wedding which took place in Split, Croatia. Rodgers embraced the day fully making sure that everything was to her liking, adding that: “I’d dreamed of a perfect wedding dress since I was small, I made it myself for the ceremony. The day was wonderful, more fun than the marriage. I gave her a kiss to seal the deal and then everyone threw confetti. It was a wonderful moment.”

Despite it being a rather strange situation, Amanda doesn’t care what other people might think: “I know the wedding to Sheba wasn’t real in the legal sense. But was a nice way to mark what Sheba means to me. Sheba’s never unkind to me and she’s always happy.”