Different dog breeds can vary greatly, with pit bulls and Chihuahuas being quite opposite. While Chihuahuas are known for their small size, noisiness, and confident demeanor, pit bulls are known for their large size and high energy level. It may seem like these two breeds would not get along due to their differences in size and behavior, but that was not the case for a pit bull and Chihuahua who arrived at a shelter and formed an inseparable bond, refusing to be apart from each other.
At first, the shelter presumed that Taco and Merrill were surrendered by the same family. However, it quickly became evident that these two dogs were more than just roommates. The pit bull and Chihuahua relied on each other for companionship and support, and without one another, they seemed lost. Volunteers at the shelter picked up on the signals that these two were a bonded pair. While most bonded animals are raised together or come from the same litter, it’s possible for animals to bond on a deeper level – as was the case with Merrill and Taco. These inseparable friends were unwilling to do anything without each other, and volunteers noticed their distress whenever they were separated. The shelter knew that the only way to ensure these two could thrive was to find a forever home that would adopt them both.
In a Facebook post, volunteers from the shelter expressed that the pit bull and Chihuahua duo had an exceptional bond. They cried when they were separated and their love for each other was unparalleled. Unfortunately, this made it challenging to find them a new home together. However, the volunteers hoped that sharing their story online would increase their chances of finding a forever home. The post included photographs of the two dogs being themselves, and unexpectedly, it went viral with over 14,000 likes.
Due to the cute and funny photograph that captured Taco’s head through Merrill’s legs while in the backseat of their foster parent’s car, the story was shared more than 26,000 times, increasing their chances of finding a new family. In less than a month, the duo found their perfect home in San Diego, and their new family shared pictures of them enjoying their luxurious dog bed near the fireplace. One picture even showed Taco standing on top of Merrill, highlighting their unique friendship.
The volunteers couldn’t be happier for the pair, who can always count on each other for support. As the saying goes, “If either of them falls, the other can help them up.” It is heartening to know that such an extraordinary bond exists between these two dogs.