After announcing their engagement, all eyes are on Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle. Forget about the diamond ring and the lengthy TV interviews, all we need to know to love her is that she’s a dog person and she’s got two adopted pups.
Who are Meghan Markle’s dogs?
Meghan Markle has two dogs: a beagle named Guy and a Labrador-shepherd mix called Bogart. They’re popular faces on her Instagram account and Guy was recently seen to wear a doggy jumper with the union jack. How thoughtful!
Guy and Bogart will move to the UK with their mum. Apparently one pup has already moved over with her to the UK, and the other is being cared for by friends until he can also move to London. However, it’s just been reported that Bogart might not join them and will stay in the US.
Meghan confessed that it was chat show host Ellen DeGeneres who convinced her to adopt Bogart – her first pet – after she bumped into her in a shelter. She’s a supporter of the #AdoptDontShop ethic and is often seen using the hashtag on Instagram.
Here’s what Meghan shared how she got her dogs to Best Health Magazine:
“Well Bogart is possibly a Lab/Shepherd mix. I’m not entirely sure. When I got him… it’s a funny story. He’s my first dog ever. I didn’t grow up with dogs. I was in LA and I went to this dog rescue [shelter] and they had gotten him and his brother. They found them in an alley in this neighbourhood called Downey at five weeks old. So I saw him and I was sitting there with him and then Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi walk in. Now, I don’t now her, but Ellen goes ‘Is that your dog?’ And I said, ‘No,’ and she’s like, ‘You have to take that dog.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m deciding.’ And she’s like, ‘Rescue the dog!’ It’s sort of like if Oprah tells you to do something. I’m sitting there holding him and she’s like ‘Have you thought of a name for him yet?’ And I said, ‘Well, I think I’d name him Bogart,’ and she’s like ‘You’re taking the dog home.’ And she walks outside to get into her car but instead of getting in she turns around and comes and taps on the window glass and she yells ‘Take the dog!’ And so I brought him home. Because Ellen told me to.
Bogs is about three years old now and I started to see that he loves the company of people, but just like I love the company of dogs, I don’t want to be around solely dogs all day long so I realized he might like to have a companion. A little over a year ago I looked for a small dog to be his buddy. [He was driven] up from Kentucky where they had found him in the woods. I was waiting in Milton [Ontario] for him to be driven up and his paper work from the pound just said ‘The little guy,’ and I tried [some names] but he wasn’t responding to anything so I said ‘ “Little guy’ and I think he was so used to people calling him it that he responded, so I said ‘You’re name will now be Guy.’ I have Bogart and Guy. Guy is a Beagle and 17 pounds. He’s probably about 4- or 5-years-old based on his teeth. They are thick as thieves those two.”
In their first TV interview together Prince Harry shared that Meghan already managed to charm the Queen’s corgis when she visited for an afternoon tea. “I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at – this one walks in, absolutely nothing,” he said. “Just wagging tails – and I was just like, argh.”
Bring on those Instagram shots, Meghan! We’ve all seen Harry, it’s the doggies we want to know more about!