A recent Huff Post story documents a staggeringly honest dog adoption post that has gone viral in the last few days for all the wrong reasons.
The Facebook post by Tyfanee Fortuna has been shared tens of thousands of times and has a similar number of likes. Now the almost-25 year old who dropped out of high school has even been offered some writing gigs on the back of her witty description of this pooch from hell.
She describes her experiences of fostering a Chihuahua called Prancer who has what can only be described as a few behavioral issues! She appeals for a home for him but her candid description has struck a chord and her post has gone viral – much to her surprise.
This is the best thing I’ve read in awhile. pic.twitter.com/rdn3X6GeWH
— Hot Little Mongoose (@HLMongoose) April 9, 2021
Fortuna begins her post, which includes several pics of the offending canine, with “OK, I’ve tried,”. She has been fostering the pooch for a pet adoption agency in New Jersey called Second Chance Pet Adoption League.
Her post continues “I’ve tried for the last several months to post this dog for adoption and make him sound…palatable. 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.”
Even though she freely admits that none of this is Prancer’s fault, she describes him as the embodiment of the “Chihuahua meme” and as “50% hate and 50% tremble.” She goes on to say that “Every day we live in the grips of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape he has created in our home.”
Now seeking a divorce lawyer so I can ditch the husband and adopt Prancer. https://t.co/UHjKvWzELW
— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) April 10, 2021
Despite Prancer’s unfortunate characteristics, you can’t help but feel sorry for him as Fortuna describes his tragic backstory. She says “Prancer came to me obese, wearing a cashmere sweater, with a bacon egg n cheese stuffed in his crate with him,” and goes on to explain that his former owner was a woman who “treated him like a human and never socialized him.”
It is hardly any surprise that we learn that this poor pooch was quiet and afraid during his first few days in Fortuna’s foster home. However, his true personality soon emerged.
Fortuna writes “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.”
Prancer is the very best of what New Jersey has to offer. I love him. Make him our state mascot. https://t.co/UhRRmuLP0z
— Sweaty Lamarr (@sweatylamarr) April 10, 2021
She is generous in her praise of his better qualities. As well her witty descriptions of his behavioral problems, she describes him as “loyal beyond belief,” To be fair to Prancer the pooch, he is also housebroken and knows some commands. Like many dogs, he adores being with the human that he has bonded with but there is a catch. Prancer will not tolerate men. Fortuna’s post warns “If you have a husband don’t bother applying, unless you hate him.”
Her witty post ends with the statement by asking people who have “always wanted your own haunted Victorian child in the body of a small dog that hates men and children” to email the rescue shelter.
Her prose seems to have done the trick! Stephanie from Second Chance Pet Adoption League told HuffPost by email that they are “getting a lot of inquiries from all over the country but focused on finding him the exact right situation to set him up for success,”
If I ever had to write a Tinder bio I could just copy and paste Prancer’s. https://t.co/5UjnNWQm9k
— Neexi 🔞 (@AKCaen) April 10, 2021
The rescue center are only considering adopters who are living within a couple of hours of New Jersey. This is because they will need to meet Prancer “in person, maybe a couple of times to bond with him and make sure we are able to help support his adjustment.”
“One on one with his chosen ladies he’s an amazing companion, in the wrong situation he’s a demon lol,” writes Stephanie.
The rescue group is also keen to stress on their Facebook page that they have “MANY other small ‘quirky’ dogs” available for adoption on its Petfinder page.” So don’t despair if Prancer is not the one for you!