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By Joe Jackson for Daily News Writer

This former stray mutt went from wags to riches.

Fred the dog, former star of the hit musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” now enjoys the posh life of a pampered Manhattan pooch.

But things haven’t always been so good for Fred.

He was found wandering the streets of the South Bronx as an 8-month-old pup.

Enter Bill Berloni, a renowned theatrical animal agent, who proved to be this dog’s best friend.

“It really is a rags-to-riches story,” said Berloni, 53, of Haddam, Conn.

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