In 2014, a senior male Chihuahua and a young female Bully mix were taken to a shelter in San Francisco. While their size and age might be different, they still managed to establish an unlikely friendship. Rescuers had never seen anything like their connection before. The shelter admitted that rehoming the bonded pair was challenging, but the Rocket Dog Rescue promised not to separate the duo.
The larger dog named Merrill had a uterine infection, and the rescuers believed that her illness was due to irresponsible breeding. Her breeders decided to abandon her when she became ill. As soon as the shelter found out about her illness, they took her into emergency surgery. She was able to survive the procedure, but she was in pain.
Taco, the smaller dog, visited her and stayed by her side. The shelter workers were waiting for Merrill to fully recover so they could find a loving foster home for the two dogs. Even though Taco was a senior dog, it didn’t deter potential adopters from showing their interest in giving both dogs home. The Rocket Dog Rescue shared a photo of Merrill and Taco, where the tiny dog snuggled close to the larger dog.
The size of Merrill made Taco almost invisible. He could only be noticed when he peaked out under the elbow of his large pal. Merrill was able to recover from her uterine infection, but Taco also faced his own battle. When he was 8-years-old, his teeth started falling out because of severe dental disease, and he was also diagnosed with respiratory problems.
Taco’s respiratory issues were treated, and Merrill was there to comfort him. After the wonderful duo’s adoption, Taco was able to live a happy life with Merrill in their new home for more than three years. He passed away in 2018, and Merrill missed her beloved companion. While life might be different without her tiny furry friend, she thrived in her loving home.
Good Morning from Merrill & Taco! This darling couple is waiting for a forever home… #bondedpair #adopt
Image Source: Rocket Dog Rescue via Facebook