It’s said that honesty is the best policy. Apparently, if this now viral adoption ad for a “demonic” Chihuahua is any indication, it’s true because he’s finally got some adoption applicants.
When Pracer the obese chi arrived at his foster mom’s home wearing a cashmere sweater and eating an egg and cheese, she knew he might be trouble. And, she was right. For several months, she tried to describe him as “palatable” to potential adopters while she tried in vain to find him a home.
Tyfanee Fortuna says Pracer’s original owner treated the tiny dog like a person and never socialized him. She let him get fat and his man-hating bad behavior reigned. Finally, after a few months of no success, she posted a brutally honest description of the dog on Twitter. Then on April 7th, Fortuna shared this post to Facebook:
“I’ve tried for the last several months to post this dog for adoption and make him sound... palatable,” she wrote. “The problem is, he’s just not. There’s not a very big market for neurotic, man hating, animal hating, children hating dogs that look like gremlins. But I have to believe there’s someone out there for Prancer, because I am tired and so is my family. Every day we live in the grips of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape he has created in our home.”
She went on to share that perhaps fellow Chihuahua owners would understand that Prancer is a “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,” she added. “Prancer came to me obese, wearing a cashmere sweater, with a bacon egg n cheese stuffed in his crate with him. I should have known in that moment this dog would be a problem.”
You have to admire her honesty since she wanted to warn potential adopters that they were applying for a dog described as a “haunted Victorian child” and a “Chucky doll in a dog's body.” She went on to provide more info:
“Sprinkle in a little genetic predisposition for being nervous, and you’ve concocted a neurotic mess, AKA Prancer. His first week he was too terrified to have a personality. As awful as it sounds, I kind of liked him better that way. 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.”
At this point, you might be wondering if Prancer gets along with other pets. The answer would be a hard no:
"We have somewhat come to an agreement that it’s wrong to attack the other animals," she explained. "But you know that episode of 'The Office' where Michael Scott silently whispers 'I’ll kill you' to Toby? That’s Prancer having to begrudgingly coexist with everyone when I’m around."
Does Prancer have any other hang ups? Of course, he also hates men:
“So if you’re married, don't bother applying, unless you hate him….she also mentioned no kids for Prancer. “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.”
But like most things, Prancer does have a good side, but, like a diamond, you have to look hard to find it:
“He likes to go for car rides, he is housebroken, he knows a few basic commands, he is quiet and nondestructive 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."
Fortuna just wants Prancer to find his forever home and knows that “finding someone who wants a Chucky doll in a dog’s body is hard.”
“If you’ve always wanted your own haunted Victorian child in the body of a small dog that hates men and children, please email [email protected],” she wrote. “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.”
Prancer is available for adoption through Second Chance Pet Adoption League, located in Morris Plains, New Jersey. Despite Prancer’s rabid description, according to Stephanie Pearl,
they’re now receiving applications from all over the country. However, they will limit the pool to locals only.
“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,” she said.
Pearl also said that Second Chance Pet Adoption League specializes in “misunderstood little ones” much like Prancer who need specific homes due to their fears, lack of socialization and training, as well as tough pasts. She also says for anyone looking to adopt a new canine friend into their family, not to overlook the “underdogs.”
“No matter what personality, breed, size, and age you are looking for, you can find your match in a shelter or rescue somewhere!” she wrote. “And consider being a foster home! Prancer is only alive, adored, and now scarily famous today because his foster mom stepped up and rescued him to keep him out from being euthanized or brought to a shelter where his unique, um, ‘attitude’ may not have been understood or appreciated.”
Prancer's colorful personality touched the hearts of many across social media. It seems everyone has an interest in what will happen to the little dog.
"I really hope prancer the chihuahua finds his forever home i love you sweet devil prince," one person tweeted.
Another user wrote, "just read the adoption ad for Prancer the Haunted Victorian Chihuahua and I damn near choked on my tea. What a treat. someone please adopt and love this dog."
We can’t wait for the follow up on this story and to see how Prancer enjoys his new home. Please share this story with your family and friends.