A chihuahua described as “a Chucky doll in a dog’s body” or a “haunted Victorian child” has officially found his forever home, according to his foster mom.
Two-year-old Prancer went viral after his foster mom, Tyfanee Fortuna, wrote a brutally honest adoption ad on social media just weeks ago detailing what his new owner can expect.
On Monday, Fortuna announced that the chihuahua has now found a new place to call home.
“Time flies when you’re having fun. Time also flies when the chihuahua who held your family hostage for six months finally gets adopted,” said Fortuna, in a statement on social media. “Prancer is almost a distant nightmare to me now, even though he was adopted just over a week ago. His adoption day was one of the best days of my life.”
Prancer is now living his best life in New Haven, Connecticut, according to an article from TODAY. Ariel Davis, 36, adopted the “demonic” chihuahua after seeing Fortuna’s adoption ad on Facebook, TODAY reports.
Davis told TODAY that she found the ad “amusing” and that she could relate to Prancer’s story, as she had raised a dog very similar to him in the past.
“I had a dog that I adopted probably about seven years ago and I raised him from a puppy and he was a Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix,” Davis told TODAY in an interview. “He had a lot of the same qualities as Prancer, he was a little neurotic and he barked a lot and he didn’t work well with other people and other animals. I spent a lot of time working with him and understanding his personality and learning about myself through him.”
Davis made the trip to Prancer’s adoption shelter, Second Chance Pet Adoption League, from New Haven to New Jersey, after arranging to meet him face-to-face, according to TODAY. Just moments after arriving at the shelter, Davis said she connected to Prancer and everything just seemed to fall into place.
“I got there and we just connected,” Davis told TODAY. “Prancer took pretty well to me. Eventually, I took Prancer for a walk and he wasn’t nipping at me or biting at my heels. We just got along. With my story and the fact that I didn’t come off as incredibly crazy just kind of meshed and everything seemed to go well. He went home with me that day. He was a perfect little gentleman in the car.”
Despite Prancer being described as “a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child” or a “13lb rage machine,” Fortuna said he is a very loyal dog, is housebroken, knows a few basic commands and is not destructive when left alone at home.
Still, Fortuna said although she had some previous challenges with the chihuahua, she and others at the shelter miss Prancer, but just to an extent.
“We do miss Prancer and he was loved here despite his quirks... it was easy for me to overlook his malicious tendencies and love him anyway. However, being relieved of the constant haunting of a Victorian child has me sleeping easier,” Fortuna said in a statement on social media.
Overall, Fortuna said she is grateful for the positive response she received for Prancer on social media.
“I never expected it would blow up the way it did, but I am so thankful to everyone who shared his story, even if just for the comedic value,” Fortuna said in a statement. “I really can’t thank the internet enough for embracing him as he is.”
To learn more about Prancer, click here.