Rescue Dog That Stole Meghan Markle's Heart Has Already Found a Forever Home
Minnie got the royal seal of approval – and she’ll soon be heading to her forever home!
Meghan Markle was smitten with Minnie, a 1-year-old Jack Russell Terrier up for adoption, when she visited the animal charity Mayhew on Wednesday. CEO Caroline Yates said that the royal mom-to-be asked about the pup’s background and even inquired if she was adoptable.
“Oh, she’s shivering,” Meghan said as she bent down to pick up the pup and give her a cuddle. “Hopefully she’ll be adopted today, when everyone sees her.”
Although Meghan was taken by the shy dog, the longtime animal lover – with the reminder of her growing baby bump – didn’t let herself get carried away.
“We can’t take another dog before the baby as our hands are too full!” she said.
Yates added, “She has got dogs and they are an important part of her life and the family. They have the two dogs already and with the baby on the way, it might be a bit much that’s happening!”
She won’t be heading to Meghan and Harry’s new home at Frogmore Cottage, but Minnie’s status on Mayhew’s website has already been updated to “reserved.”
Before moving to London, Meghan had two rescue pups at her home in Toronto. Guy relocated with her across the pond while the other, Bogart, stayed behind with friends.
During her visit, she talked about her beagle Guy, who had been previously mistreated and left to roam wild. “He was petrified to come in the front door. He didn’t know how to go up and down stairs,” Meghan said. “All the things you’re patient with and then you end up with the best dog in the world.”
Harry and Meghan have also gotten their own dog together. Although they are still keeping the pooch’s name hush-hush, Meghan did let it slip that the couple’s new dog is a “she.”
Meghan, who is expecting her first child in late April, saw first-hand a number of projects run by the charity, designed to improve the lives of animals and people and to better communities both in London and internationally. Some of the projects include animal therapy visits, work with homeless people and their pets and international projects, such as dog rabies vaccinations in Kabul.