Image via Tim Malone's Instagram

(CNN) He put a ring on it!

CNN anchor Don Lemon announced his engagement to boyfriend Tim Malone on Saturday.

"He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?" the anchor captioned the photo of their bowtie-shaped dog tags engraved with the words, "daddy will you marry papa?" The tags were on their puppies, Boomer and Barkley.

The photo posted on Lemon's Instagram also shows off the couple's rings.

Malone popped the question on his birthday Friday as the two were celebrating, Lemon said. Malone shared the same photo on his Instagram account, writing: "He said YES!"

Lemon and Malone, a real estate agent, met in New York a couple of years ago.

They shared an on-air kiss during a live broadcast CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast last year.

Lemon anchors "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" that airs weeknights at 10 pm. He joined CNN in September 2006.