Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Pit Bull Refused To Leave Shelter Without Chihuahua Friend.

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever

Merrill and Taco / Facebook

One day a man walked into the Rocket Dog Rescue in San Francisco to look for a dog to adopt. He quickly fell in love with a three-year-old pit bull named Merrill. When it was time to pick her up, the shelter ran into a bit of a problem. Merrill wouldn't leave her best friend behind.

Taking Care Of The Unwanted

Taking Care Of The Unwanted

Rocket Dog Rescue / Facebook

The volunteers at Rocket Dog Rescue dedicate their time to save unwanted and abused dogs from overcrowded shelters. Their mission is to stop dogs from getting euthanized. They regularly rescue dogs that don't have the best luck getting adopted. In 2014, the rescue took in a sick pit bull and an older Chihuahua. The two pups wouldn't leave each other's side.

A Lasting Bond

A Lasting Bond

Rocket Dog Rescue / Facebook

Merrill and her eight-year-old Chihuahua friend Taco were brought to Rocket Dog Rescue together. The volunteers knew nothing about the dog's owner, but they did know that the two dogs were best friends. 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.

Surgery For Merrill

Surgery For Merrill

Merrill and Taco / Facebook

At the time of their surrender, Merrill had a horrible urinary tract infection and needed a surgery to save her life. Taco was restless and anxious the whole time Merrill in surgery. When Merrill got out of surgery, the volunteers tried to put her alone so she could heal faster, but it would prove to be extremely difficult.

A Special Companion

A Special Companion

Merrill and Taco / Facebook

The two dogs wouldn't stop crying for each other, so the volunteers put Taco in the recovery room with Merrill. Taco was loyal and attentive the entire time he was with Merrill. The volunteers couldn't believe how committed the dogs were to each other. But they also couldn't help but wonder if their bond would harm them in the long run.

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