- Tyfanee Fortuna from New Jersey, went viral with a hilarious dog adoption call
- Was trying to re-home Prancer, a Chihuahua with anger issues who hates men
- Said was ‘tired’ of dog who hated humans and animals alike and was ‘neurotic’
- Prancer found home with Ariel Davis who says he’s given her a new lease of life
A woman who adopted a ‘demonic’ Chihuahua after reading an adoption advert describing him as a ‘man-hating, child-hating Gremlin’ says her new pet has given her a new lease of life.
Ariel Davis, 36, from Connecticut, took in two-year-old Prancer after a post from his exhausted foster carer, Tyfanee Fortuna, from New Jersey, took social media by storm last month.
The brutally-honest rant about his many negative traits – while desperately trying to find him a full-time owner – described the animal as ‘neurotic’ and accused him of creating a ‘Chihuahua hellscape’ in Tyfanee’s home.
Appearing on This Morning today, Ariel revealed that while Prancer is ‘absolutely demonic’ and Tyfanee’s advert was ‘spot on’ in her description, her new pet has had a very positive impact on her life.
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Two-year-old pooch Prancer took social media by storm earlier this month when his exhausted foster carer posted a brutally-honest rant about his many negative traits
The advert described the dog as a ‘man-hating, child-hating Gremlin’ who had created a ‘Chihuahua hellscape’
‘It’s been very life-changing. He’s really done a lot to help get me out of the house,’ she said. ‘I was sedentary at the time, I went to work and came home. I was a homebody. Now that I have Prancer, I’m going on walks.
‘I’m trying to find new ways of taking pictures of him. I’ve learned how to use Instagram which is not something I did before and he’s really helped me open up my social network.’
Ariel said she was attracted to other qualities described in the adoption advert such as ‘loyalty’ and felt that as a single lesbian who has no other pets, her home would be perfect for Prancer.
‘When read the ad I was able to relate a lot to some of the characteristics he was described as,’ said Ariel.
Ariel Davis, 36, from Connecticut,(pictured) took in the ‘demonic’ dog after reading the brutally honest advertisement online
‘I cared for a dog that was very similar to Prancer and Tyfanee did a really good job of describing some of his more demonic traits.’
‘I’m a single woman and a lesbian so there will be no men in my life for the foreseeable feature,’ she said. ‘I live with another female and no animals and have a job very inclusive of taking care of him.’
Tyfanee shared the happy news of Prancer’s adoption in a Facebook update last month, when she expressed her sheer relief at finally being free from the ‘demon’ dog, describing his adoption as the ‘one of the best days of her life’.
‘Time flies when you’re having fun,’ the post reads. ‘Time also flies when the Chihuahua who held your family hostage for 6 months finally gets adopted.
‘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. On the flip side, I couldn’t help but feel a bit wrong….it was like expelling myself of a demon and passing it on to someone else.’
Appearing on ITV today, Tyfanee said: ‘He bonded to me very quickly, but after the first week is when his personality started to come out.
‘Once he became bonded to me he hated all of the other animals, he really hated my dad and was constantly barking, growling, nipping at ankles things like that.
‘For my dad and for my other animals, they could not go into a room without him losing his mind. He would make a lot of noise, I would have to be on top of him all the time. If my dad was there and I wasn’t around he would just go crazy.’
She said that Ariel is the perfect owner for Prancer, with several people replying to the advert without being prepared for the animals more difficult traits.
‘A lot of people wanted him, thought they could change him and he would get along with their animals, said Tyfanee.
In her original post, Tyfanee revealed Prancer was obese when she started fostering him and ‘was too terrified to have a personality’