Merrill and Taco can’t seem to get enough of each other. Merrill, a three-year-old Pit Bull, and Taco, an eight-year-old Chihuahua. They met at Rocket Dog Rescue, where they shared a home for a number of years. Because transitioning to a shelter environment can be difficult at first, it’s critical that your animal receives emotional support.
Merrill and Taco were able to lean on each other for support.
“Designed to help dogs that were lost and abandoned in overcrowded animal shelters,” Rocket Dog Rescue, which is entirely run by volunteers, said in a statement. Their ultimate goal is to see a world where all pets have a loving, permanent home, and where it is not considered acceptable to kill a friendly and sometimes needy dog in a shelter. A second chance should always be given to these animals.
It didn’t take Merrill and Taco long to become friends. Merrill requires surgery while she is in the orphanage. Taco proved to be a true friend in a life-or-death situation. This small but obedient companion stood by her side during difficult times. Merrill’s faithful companion did not abandon her during the operation.
They were inextricably linked. If they split up for whatever reason, they would both cry until they met again. Nothing can undermine their unity if that doesn’t happen. Merrill was later given the opportunity to demonstrate her devotion to Taco. Merrill piqued the interest of an adoptive family who was looking for a pet.
When the man arrived at Rocket Dog Rescue, he immediately signed the paperwork necessary to adopt Merrill. He couldn’t wait to take her home. When they arrived to the cage she shared with Taco, however, something very strange happened.
Once the rescue workers took Merrill out of the cage, she and Taco immediately began crying for each other. The dogs’ desperate wailing left everyone in the room dumbfounded. The man who wanted Merrill was confused.
Merrill’s unwavering devotion to Taco was palpable that day. When it became clear that Merrill would not be leaving without Taco, the rescue team had to explain the dogs’ situation to Merrill’s potential new owner.
Fortunately, the owner was open to new ideas. Instead of reconsidering Merrill, he decided to bring both dogs home!
The two dogs expressed their appreciation for not having to spend the day apart. Merrill and Taco have found peace in their eternal home. After finding a loved owner, they were able to stay together. These dogs will be best friends for the rest of their lives. This moving anecdote demonstrates that some bonds are irreversible. Fortunately, the owner was moved by such genuine sympathy.
Check out the amazing relationship between Merrill and Taco below!