Merrill, is a 3-year-old Pit Bull, and Taco is an 8-year-old chihuahua, the two are literally inseparable best friends.
The pair of canines may not have much in common breed-wise or even looks wise, but that did not stop them from forming an incredibly strong and special bond while living at the Rocket Dog Rescue shelter.
During their stay at the shelter, Merrill needed to undergo a crucial life-saving surgery. Not once did Taco leave her side, she was right there by her side to comfort her and keep her company.
As Taco stuck by Merrill’s side and helped her get through that very traumatic time, their bond became even stronger. If the two dogs were separated from each other even for a few moments, they would cry loudly for one another.
Then one day, it was Merrill’s turn to prove her loyalty to Taco.
When a potential owner came in looking to adopt an animal, he fell in love with Merrill. But when he tried to take the pup, he refused to leave Taco’s side.
It was such a heartbreaking moment, as the two dogs cried out for each other, and soon it became very clear to everyone that the pair could not be separated.
Fortunately, the man had a big heart. He decided to take both of the dogs home with him. Now Taco and Merrill not only found a family of their own and a forever home, they are also very grateful that they did not have to spend their days apart.
They say a dog is the most loyal animal, well this sweet story is more than proof of that fact. Its also beautiful to note just how some friendships and bonds are so genuine they could never be broken.
If you would like to adopt a dog in need of a home, check out Rocket Dog Rescue’s website.