A pit bull and Chihuahua are two dog breeds that are vastly different from one another. One has a tiny body and jumps about everywhere, but the other is huge and energetic.
It’s hard to believe that these two dogs can ever be friends but a recent story of a pit bull and chihuahua becoming inseparable pals in a shelter is trending online.
They were together all the time, and if they ever got separated, they would cry. Soon enough, the shelter truly understood how deep their bond went.
The pit bull and Chihuahua were always together, they did everything together and never left each other’s company. Volunteers understood that Merrill and Taco were best friends and were inseparable and would cry anytime they were separated.
Finding a forever home
The shelter knew they had to find a family willing to adopt both of them and shared on Facebook, “These two love each other more than any bonded pair the shelter has ever seen. They cry when they leave each other’s side. This dynamic duo has lost their family, their home, and now we can’t let them lose each other!”
It was difficult to find a family willing to adopt a pit bull and Chihuahua together, and so the volunteers shared Taco and Merrill’s story online in hope of finding one. They were blown away when the story and photo of the two went viral with 14,000 likes.
Good Morning from Merrill & Taco! This darling couple is waiting for a forever home… #bondedpair #adopt
Posted by Rocket Dog Rescue on Monday, 20 October 2014
In the photo, Merrill was sitting in the backseat of her foster mom’s car when Taco poked her head through Merrill’s legs.
The photo was so adorable that it helped their story go viral with more than 26,000 views which meant that they were closer to their goal of finding a forever family.
In less than a month the pair found their forever home in San Diego as their adopted family wanted to remain anonymous but decided to share photos of the two to let everyone know how they are doing.
So it’s dark in here. I can’t really see anything but my phone screen. Watching some silly British show about 4 friends…
Posted by Merrill & Taco on Saturday, 7 April 2018
The photos show Merrill and Taco lazing by the fireplace in a big plush dog bed, and another showed Taco standing over the top of Merrill-revealing Taco to be the boss of the pair even though being pint-sized.