In 2015 — before Meghan met Harry — the loves of her lives were her adopted pups, Bogart and Guy. She saw Guy at an adoption event in Ontario, Canada, and just knew he belonged with her. Which was lucky for Guy, because he was going to soon be euthanized at a high-kill Kentucky shelter. At the time, Guy was already 3 years old, and the chances of getting adopted were slim. He had originally been found wandering the woods; it’s unclear what happened with his previous owners.
Guy was first taken in by Dog’s Dream Rescue first, before he was flown to Canada. That’s where Meghan found him, after calling in and seeing if there were any beagles up for adoption. It was like fate, practically. The owner of Dog’s Dream Rescue, Dolores Doherty, told The Guardian, “He was just sitting there with those big beagle sad eyes. He was irresistible.”
When news broke that Meghan and Harry were getting married, the Guy the Beagle fan club went ballistic. This poor little pup found in the woods was about to become a royal prince! Dolores stated, “It’s just beyond my wildest imagination. How is that for a rags to riches story from a good old Kentucky beagle?” per The Guardian. According to Get Leashed, Guy fit in just fine with the royal family, probably loving playtime with the Queen’s corgis. Queen Elizabeth II apparently grew very attached to little Guy.