Dogs are pack animals, and because of that, they form very strong bonds with the people and animals they love. When these loyal animals fall in love, that love lasts forever.
These two dogs are the perfect example of that.
Merrill and Taco are best friends. Merrill is a three-year-old pitbull, and Taco is an eight-year-old chihuahua. They met at the Rocket Dog Rescue shelter, where they lived together for years.
According to their website:
“Rocket Dog Rescue is a volunteer based organization…dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from over crowded animal shelters… [Their] ultimate goal is to create a world where all companion animals have loving and permanent homes and where no good natured dogs, no matter what their age, are killed in shelters because they are considered to be surplus or un-adoptable.”
It did not take long for Merrill and Taco to form a strong bond with each other.
During their time at the rescue shelter, Merrill needed surgery. The operation was very serious, and Taco proved to be a true friend.
This loyal dog did not leave Merrill’s side during the entire duration of the surgery. The two were completely inseparable. If they were apart from each other for any reason they would both cry loudly until they could be reunited.
Now, 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 the pup refused to leave Taco’s side.
When the adoptive father came to pick up the dog, Merrill would not stop crying. Neither would Taco. It was clear that these two pups could not be separated.
Luckily, the owner had a big heart. He decided to take both of the dogs home with him. Both dogs were eternally grateful that they did not have to spend their days apart.
Now, Merrill and Taco are happily living at their forever home. They have found a loving family, and – most importantly – they were able to stay together. These dogs will be best friends for the rest of their lives.
This heartwarming story is proof that some bonds can never be broken.
When we love someone, we need to have them in our lives. It is fortunate that this owner was so compassionate and full of love.
Taco and Merrill had a few wonderful years together with their new family. Unfortunately, though, Taco passed away three years after being adopted from old age. Merrill’s owner explained that Merrill struggled a bit after losing her best friend, but thankfully, she had her family to help her through it.
About a year after Taco passed away, Merrill’s owner adopted another dog, Chico. While nobody could replace Taco, Merrill’s owner said that Chico and Merrill clicked right away.
Chico was the companion Merrill needed to find happiness again.
Merrill is a sweet dog who clearly loves everyone, and we’re so glad she and Taco had so many wonderful years together, both at Rocket Dog Rescue and in their new home. If you’d like to adopt a dog in need, check out Rocket Dog Rescue’s website.
If you want to learn more about Merrill and Taco, check out a video about them below.
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