Earlier this year, People made an article about Prancer, a “demonic Chihuahua”. Due to his high spirits and lively nature, he was compared to many expressive characters – Chucky the doll being one of them.
He was struggling to get adopted but Ariel Davis, his rescuer, came in the scene. Little did she know that Prancer would change her life for the better.
On a podcast, Ariel explained her lovely relationship with the pooch. “The past 15 years of my life have been a little stressful dealing with some trauma, as a lot of people do. I turned to drugs, marijuana. Losing myself and just smoking weed every day,” she told Rubenstein.
“I did have two dogs that I took good care of, but my addiction spiraled. About three years ago, it got to the point where I had to enter a treatment facility. So, I came up to Connecticut, and unfortunately, I had to rehome my dogs, both Blue and Doodle.”
“My parents and I spent a lot of time finding the right place for Blue and Doodle. They’re both in loving homes where they’re taken very good care of,” she continued.
“I got myself together, and into a position where… I was now able to take care of myself, my recovery, and another animal. Finally, I have an apartment where I’m able to have a dog.”
“I basically just told the whole story to Prancer’s previous owner.
“I’m used to dealing with animals that struggle, that have anxiety disorders, that don’t get along well with other animals or other people. And I felt right off the bat, this little kinship with Prancer that he spoke my language and I spoke his.”
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“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.”
This was the starting point that would drive many people off the bat. But, not Ariel.
Davis, however, didn’t initially believe that she would ever even be able to welcome Prancer into her home, as she thought that adopting him would be a longshot.
“I really thought that there was absolutely no chance of anybody responding to me,” she explained. “They did respond pretty quickly. I reached out, and I wrote them a pretty extensive explanation of where I was in my life and what led me to reach out to them and think that Prancer might be the right fit for me and why am I the right fit for him.”
According to Davis, Prancer’s foster parent told Davis that when her daughter was reading her email, she said, “This is the one.”
“It was love at first sight,” the proud dog mom added.