In a lengthy Facebook essay, posted at the start of April, Tyfanee Fortuna admitted she’d “tried for the last several months” to “make him sound... palatable,” but had struggled to find anyone interested in the “neurotic man-hating, animal-hating, children hating-dog” who “looks like a gremlin.”
At the time, she pointed out that his “ideal home would be with a single woman, a mother and daughter, or a lesbian couple.”
And now, thanks to the buzz surrounding her hilarious post, Prancer has been adopted by a loving woman who fits the bill.
Ariel Davis, 36, a single lesbian from Connecticut told NBC’sToday that the two-year-old Chihuhahua had reminded her of her beloved former pet, and so she related all the more personally to his plight.
“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 Russel Terrier mix,” she told the broadcaster.
“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 was then forced to give up the pooch, which she named Doodle, and another pet during a stint in rehabilitation for marijuana addiction.
Both animals have found new homes and the 36-year-old now works in the rehab facility in which she was once a patient.
Prancer was described in the original ad as ‘like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home’
“I’ve come to the point in my life where I’m stable enough to now have dogs again,” she said, explaining that she has now been clean for nearly three years and had been encouraged to take this next step by her therapist and support network.
She continued: “I read the article, I connected to it, and I was like you know what, why not? I’ll just send them an email. What’s the worst that could happen?”
Davis said she ticked all the boxes for Prancer’s requirements: “I’m a single woman, I’m a single lesbian, I live with another woman, I don’t have any men in my life, I work in a women’s rehab, I don’t have any other animals. It just felt like a perfect match… and the rest is history.”
After a message exchange with the Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Davis drove down to New Jersey to meet up with her potential new pet.
Davis said he’d been a ‘perfect little gentleman in the car’
“I got there and we just connected,” she said. “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.”
The pair are now a week into the adoption and Prancer’s settling into his new home nicely.
They’re both “adjusting” Davis admitted. But “he’s really changed my life,” she said.