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8 Puppies' Lives Spared After Mom Ends Up on Kill List, Each Named After Taco Bell Menu Items


Taco Bell isn’t really Mexican food any more than Panda Express is really Chinese food, but Americans love both anyway. With Taco Bell’s Value Menus and combos and $5 box deals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy now and regret later.

Want to make a selection you won’t regret? Check out this post by Ally Turley Young, who got a 9-for-1 special of the best kind.

It all started with a little brown dog that Ally and her husband Steven named “Taco Belle.”

“A few months ago Steven and I volunteered to foster a precious little male terrier who was on the day’s kill list,” she posted. “We quickly learned she was actually a female and later grew suspicious that she may be pregnant.

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“After confirming our suspicions a few weeks later we had 9 newborn puppies in the house. We had nicknamed our foster Taco Belle (because why not) so naturally each baby was named after a Taco Bell menu item.”

While one of the original nine pups passed away, the other eight have grown healthy, strong and roly-poly. Each one is a unique blend of mutt, to the point where they almost don’t look related.

Ally wrote that the eight “taquitos are now ready to find their furever homes.” But the names they chose? Nothing simple like Taco or Nacho. No, Ally and Steven went all out and trolled the depths of Taco Bell offerings for these special names.

There’s Crunchwrap Supreme, Doritos Loco, Quesarito, Gordita, Chalupa, Bellegrande, and Fiesta Potato. And of course, sweet little Cinnamon Twist.

“So if you know a family looking for a spoiled puppy please send them this way!” she wrote.

“Edit: the puppies are located in OKC,” she later clarified. “You can find more info and apply to adopt them at the link at the bottom of this post.”

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Two of the puppies, Chalupa and Fiesta Potato, have been taken off the menu and are happily settling into their new digs.

The other six are still available.

If you’re interested in ordering, you can check out the adoption site at Country Roads Animal Rescue.

But even if you’re not, you can still admire the photos of these adorable babies for free — and that’s the best deal you’re going to get.

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she's had teal hair.
With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children's books with her husband, Edward.
Austin, Texas
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