Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Two Dogs Have Reportedly Already Adjusted to Their New Life in Canada

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t the only ones adapting to their new life in Canada as their two dogs are reportedly fitting in as well. 

Prince Harry and his family have moved to Canada. However, no one is enjoying the relocation more than their two furry friends. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a ceremony at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a ceremony at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia | Photo: Getty Images

As reported by PEOPLE, Harry and Meghan’s two dogs are having their best time in Canada as they have quickly adjusted to their new home. 

This was confirmed by journalist Asymina Kantorowicz who confirmed to the publication that the dogs, Guy and Oz, joined their parents on a New Year’s Day hike in Vancouver Island. She recalled:

“They had two dogs with them, and we wanted to pet one.”

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While Prince Harry and Meghan recently made their final move to Canada, reports reveal that the dogs have been in the country since late last year. They followed their parents during their Christmas holiday to the country and didn’t return. 

Meghan and Harry got their first dog together in August 2018 shortly after their union. The pet, which is believed to be a Labrador, was brought to the couple’s former home in Kensington Palace.

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As we continue to reflect on some of the organisations supported by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, today we wanted to share more about @TheMayhew, an animal welfare charity which The Duchess became Patron of earlier this year. Mayhew believes in the power of community and the special bond between humans and animals, which is why their programming does not simply focus on rescuing animals but rather takes a more holistic approach to shaping the lives of pets and humans, alike. Their TheraPaws dogs and volunteers now visit not just care homes and hospitals, but also mental health facilities and youth groups – expanding the benefits of animal assisted therapy into much needed areas. They also work with the homeless community assisting with treatments and check ups for their pets so that the most vulnerable can trust that their pet will remain by their side. This year, Mayhew has continued its specialized work overseas, vaccinating more than 30,000 dogs against rabies and other diseases, and empowering locals to improve animal welfare humanely and sustainably. The Duchess is also proud that they are creating opportunities for women, with the female led vet team in Kabul neutering 2,500 dogs so far this year. As a long-time rescue dog owner, The Duchess of Sussex is proud to be Mayhew’s Patron and applauds them for the vital work that they do every day. Please visit @TheMayhew to learn more, as Mayhew continue their very important contribution to the community for all of us and the pets we hold dear. Photo © PA / Ivan Flores / Tamara Yoxall

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Although they never officially confirmed the news of their new pet, the ball dropped during a joint outing in October 2018 when Meghan let it slip that people keep “getting her name wrong.”

Before Harry and Meghan got their pet, the duchess of Sussex has always been one with a soft spot for dogs.

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Ladies who launch! This afternoon in the Woodstock district of Cape Town, The Duchess of Sussex joined inspiring female entrepreneurs who shared their passion for ideas, technology and making a positive social impact. Each of the women shared amazing stories of how they started in business, the journey they’ve been on - successes and struggles - but also their ambitions for the future. Female empowerment and championing women’s rights is a key focus for The Duchess. By taking small actions we can make a big difference. Thank you to the inspiring women The Duchess met today, who are setting this example every day through their dedication and determination. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images / Sussex Royal

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Her first furry friend dates back to her pet Bogart which she adopted because of Ellen DeGeneres. Recalling how it happened to Best Health, she said:

“Now, I don’t know 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!’”

She remembered that she took the pup in her arms, and Ellen asked her if she had already thought of a name for the pet. Meghan suggested the name, Bogart.

 

Meghan took her second shot at an animal rescue in 2015 with a beagle named Guy, who she got from Ontario’s A Dog’s Dream Rescue.

The lucky pup who has stayed beside Meghan followed her into the royal family and was reportedly sat by her feet while she was doing her hair and makeup on her wedding morning.

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham - Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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Meghan’s dog charm was also one of the things that endeared her into the royal family as Prince Harry disclosed during a post-engagement interview:

“The corgis took to her straight away. I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at — this one walks in, absolutely nothing.”

The revelation about the couple’s dogs comes after PEOPLE reported that Meghan secretly visited her animal charity patronage when they returned to London from their Canada holiday.

 

A post on SussexRoyal shared images from the visit, and the duchess was seen squatting to pet a German Shepard.

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