He went from the ruff life — to the royal treatment.
Meghan Markle’s beagle Guy was nearly put to death at a Kentucky kill shelter before the soon-to-be duchess adopted him from a rescue group, according to the UK Guardian.
“It’s a total fairytale,” said Alison Preiss of Pet Valu, Ontario-based pet shop affiliated with the rescue group.
“Here is this dog that was in a shelter, nobody wanted him, and through this wonderful adoption he’s now living in a palace, running around with the royal family,” she told the paper.
The dog’s rags to riches story began in 2015 when the kill shelter sent an email to Dolores Doherty, who runs A Dog’s Dream Rescue in Ontario— which saves ill-fated beagles by transporting them from the US to Canada, according to the paper.
The shelter asked Doherty if the group had room for a 17-pound beagle that had recently been found in the woods and was set to be put down.
“I always say yes,” Doherty told The Guardian. “I can’t say no. I’m a sucker.”
The lucky dog was transported by volunteers 500 miles to a Toronto suburb, where he was taken to adoption event the next day.
Dozens of people showed up, hoping to take home a new pooch — including Markle, who was then living in Toronto while working as an actress on the TV show “Suits.”
“He was just sitting there with those big beagle sad eyes, looking so depressed. He was irresistible,” said Doherty, who had no clue at the time that Markle was semi-famous.
After the actress adopted the dog, Doherty began following Guy’s new life on Instagram, delighting in shots of him on walks and curled up napping next to Markle.
Doherty said she loves that the pooch will soon live the high life at the royal residence.
“It’s just beyond my wildest imagination,” she said. “How is that for a rags to riches story?”
Markle is set to marry Prince Harry this weekend.
A rep for Prince Harry’s said in November the pooch had moved to the UK with Markle.
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