2-year-old Prancer's quirky personality has struck a chord with many people who now want to take him to his forever home
A brutally honest pet adoption appeal went viral after his foster care owner described the chihuahua as an embodiment of evil, describing the said dog as a "traumatized Victorian child?” or a "Chucky doll in a dog’s body?" in a hilarious post giving potential adopters a serious heads-up of what they can expect should they choose to give a 2-year-old Chihuahua named Prancer, a second chance at life, reports 7News.
His kind foster parent, Tyfanee Fortuna, recently posted pictures and videos of Prancer to encourage others to give him a forever home. Describing Prancer as a "neurotic, man-hating, animal-hating, children-hating dog that looks like gremlins," the New Jersey resident minced no words that she and her family were exhausted taking care of him.
The post starts with Fortuna explaining how she has for months tried to get Prancer adopted by making him sound "palatable." But now that she's at the end of her tether, decided to reveal what exactly people would be getting themselves into if they get the pup. I have to believe there’s someone out there for Prancer, because I am tired and so is my family, she wrote on Facebook. Every day we live in the grips of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape he has created in our home. If you own a Chihuahua you probably know what I’m talking about. He’s literally the Chihuahua meme that describes them as being 50% hate and 50% tremble. If you’re intrigued and horrified at how this animal sounds already, just wait....there’s more.
Fortuna continues explaining how Prancer came to her "obese, wearing a cashmere sweater, with a bacon egg n cheese stuffed in his crate with him" and how she "should have known in that moment this dog would be a problem." Apparently, the evil-incarnate dog was previously owned by an elderly woman who "treated him like a human and never socialized him." Sprinkle in a little genetic predisposition for being nervous, and you’ve concocted a neurotic mess, AKA Prancer, continued the post. When he first arrived, he was "too terrified to have a personality" and "as awful as it sounds, I kind of liked him better that way," she confessed.
He was quiet, and just laid on the couch. Didn’t bother anyone. I was excited to see him come out of his shell and become a real dog. I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home: added Fortuna hilariously. It appears that Prancer has only an affinity towards women. She shared: Prancer only likes women. Nothing else. He hates men more than women do, which says a lot. If you have a husband don’t bother applying, unless you hate him. Prancer has lived with a man for 6 months and still has not accepted him.
You also cannot have other animals under the same roof as Prancer. Have other dogs? Cats? Don’t apply unless they like being shaken up like a ragdoll by a 13lb rage machine, warned Fortuna. With that in mind, Fortuna also opines that Prancer would not do well in a household that has children given his peculiar oddities. She said: He’s never been in the presence of a child, but I can already imagine the demonic noises and shaking fury that would erupt from his body if he was. Prancer wants to be your only child.
Nevertheless, the pooch is not without his redeeming qualities such as his loyalty, protectiveness, and companionship. She noted: He bonds to a woman/women, and takes his job of protection seriously. He offers better protection than capitol security, she wrote. He is loyal beyond belief, although to tell you a secret his complex is really just a facade for his fear. If someone tried to kill you I can guarantee he would run away screeching. But as far as companionship, you will never be alone again. He likes to go for car rides, he is housebroken, he knows a few basic commands, he is quiet and non-destructive when left alone at home, and even though we call him bologna face he is kind of cute to look at. He also "smiles" when he is excited.
There, his ideal home, she writes is "with a single woman, a mother and [older] daughter, or a lesbian couple. You can’t live in an apartment or a condo unless you want him to ankle bite your neighbors." The post continues, We already addressed the men and children situation. If you have people over he would have to be put away like he’s a vacuum. I know finding someone who wants a Chucky doll in a dog's body is hard, but I have to try."
If you wish to adopt Prancer, he is available through Second Chance Pet Adoption League and can be adopted by people living anywhere in the "general tri-state area." Concluding the post, Fortuna expressed, If you’ve always wanted your own haunted Victorian child in the body of a small dog that hates men and children, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, also he’s only 2yrs old and will probably live to be 21 through pure spite, so take that into account if you’re interested.
Her searingly honest and hilarious account of Prancer's personality has been a hit, and he has many takers it would appear. Stephanie Pearl, a representative for Second Chance Pet Adoption League, told TODAY that they had potential owners across the country wanting to adopt Prancer. However, Pearl said that they were only accepting local applications so that the potential adopter has a chance to meet and form a bond with him. In an e-mail to TODAY, she wrote: "We have had lots of lovely well-meaning people inquiring, and we hope that every one of them goes to their local shelter or rescue and opens their home to a needy dog like Prancer ... well maybe not just like Prancer, but there are so many homeless dogs in need."