When Merrill the 3-year-old Pit bull was surrendered to an animal shelter in San Francisco, she was very sick, requiring lifesaving surgery. Fortunately, she had with a tiny friend at her side, a tiny 8-year old chihuahua named Taco.
Taco stayed near Merrill throughout the ordeal of recovery, never leaving her side once. The two dogs clung to each other for comfort as they faced an uncertain future. They formed an extremely close bond with each other despite the size difference between the dogs.
The two dogs were like two peas in a pod, but nobody came forward to adopt them. Then volunteers at a no-kill shelter spotted the pair. They knew that separating them would have been heartwrenching, as the dogs would howl and cry if they lost sight of each other for even a short time.
On the Rocket Dog Rescue Facebook page, they posted the duo’s picture with the caption:
“These two love each other more than any bonded pair the shelter has ever seen.”
“They cry when leave each other’s side. This dynamic duo has lost their family, their home, and now we can’t let them lose each other!”
The volunteers refused to separate the two dogs. They went into a foster home together at Rocket Dog Rescue. The inseparable pups’ pictures were posted on social media. Everyone hoped that the perfect family would see them and decide to adopt them together as a pair.