Prancer The Viral “Chucky Doll In A Dog’s Body” Finally Got His Forever Home

One Connecticut woman decided, “Hold me closer tiny Prancer.”


Earlier this month, Prancer the chihuahua went viral for the completely honest and hilarious review of the “demonic dog” posted by Tyfanne Fortuna, Prancer’s former foster owner.

Fortuna shared photos and videos of the small dog, trying to find a suitable future adoptive owner:

“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.”

“But I have to believe there’s someone out there for Prancer, because I am tired and so is my family. Everyday we live in the grips of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape he has created in our home.”


The internet proceeded to fall in love with the unlovable creature. Some deemed him a queer icon. T-shirts were made and sold.


Ariel Davis, 36, of New Haven, Connecticut knew when she read the viral post that Prancer was the dog for her, and immediately inquired about him.

Davis shared her personal story with TODAY.

“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.

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.”

Ariel Davis

Davis found herself having to surrender her dogs when she went to rehab for treatment of marijuana addiction. Years later, she finds herself in a much healthier place and she works at the shelter where she once had to surrender her beloved pets. 

Prancer is adjusting to his new home well. He even has his own Instagram account you can follow.

Fortuna, who fostered the ‘demon’ for six long months, expressed her relief and shared her excitement for Prancer and his new home in a Facebook post. 

Time flies when you’re having fun. Time also flies when the Chihuahua who held your family hostage for 6 months finally...

Posted by Tyfanee Fortuna on Monday, April 26, 2021

There really is someone for everyone. 


Written by Abigale Racine