When it comes to choosing the ideal pet, a dog is always the first that comes to mind.
The dog, or otherwise known as man's best friend, is the ultimate faithful companion, so when it comes to picking out the perfect pooch to take home, things can be quite difficult.
But one dog up for adoption has broken the internet this week ...
It's safe to say that dogs are one of the world's most popular pets.
via: Getty ImagesThese lovable and loyal companions make the perfect household pets, and it also helps that they’re so damn cute.
But it is a sad reality that a lot of dogs are homeless.
via: Getty ImagesMany dogs are abandoned and are left to be stray all around the world.
There are too many dogs abandoned to live on the streets.
via: Getty ImagesIt is estimated that there are around seventy million stray dogs here in America currently.
What exactly happens to these strays?
via: Getty ImagesA lot of stray dogs are picked up by the local councils and are kept in shelters or pounds until they are rehomed.
But there is a devastating reality...
via: Getty ImagesMany of these dogs are euthanized (put to sleep) if they cannot get rehomed quickly enough.
There's a huge effort to steer people towards adopting rather than buying pooches from breeders.
via: Getty ImagesWe've all heard the saying "adopt don't shop."
But there's one dog in particular who has broken the internet this week.
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With a hilariously honest ad for a doggy with a difference ...
Yep, this is a dog like no other.
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And the internet is loving him!
"Ok, I've tried. 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."
"Every day we live in the grips of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape he has created in our home."
"If you own a Chihuahua you probably know what I'm talking about. He's literally the Chihuahua meme that describes them as being 50% hate and 50% tremble. If you're intrigued and horrified at how this animal sounds already, just wait....there's more."
"Prancer came to me obese, wearing a cashmere sweater, with a bacon egg n cheese stuffed in his crate with him. I should have known in that moment this dog would be a problem."
"He was owned by an elderly woman who treated him like a human and never socialized him. Sprinkle in a little genetic predisposition for being nervous, and you've concocted a neurotic mess, AKA Prancer. His first week he was too terrified to have a personality. As awful as it sounds, I kind of liked him better that way. He was quiet, and just laid on the couch. Didn't bother anyone. 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 only likes women. Nothing else. He hates men more than women do, which says a lot. If you have a husband don't bother applying, unless you hate him. Prancer has lived with a man for 6 months and still has not accepted him. He bonds to a woman/women, and takes his job of protection seriously. He offers better protection than capitol security."
"This also extends to other animals. Have other dogs? Cats? Don't apply unless they like being shaken up like a ragdoll by a 13lb rage machine."
"This may be confusing to people, as he currently lives with my other 7 dogs and 12 cats. That's because we have somewhat come to an agreement that it's wrong to attack the other animals. But you know that episode of The Office where Michael Scott silently whispers 'I'll kill you.' to Toby? That's Prancer having to begrudgingly coexist with everyone when I'm around."
"We also mentioned no kids for Prancer."
"I think at this point, you can imagine why. He's never been in the presence of a child, but I can already imagine the demonic noises and shaking fury that would erupt from his body if he was. Prancer wants to be your only child."
"So what are his good traits?"
"He is loyal beyond belief, although to tell you a secret his complex is really just a facade for his fear."
"If someone tried to kill you I can guarantee he would run away screeching."
"But as far as companionship, you will never be alone again."
"He likes to go for car rides, he is housebroken, he knows a few basic commands, he is quiet and non destructive when left alone at home, and even though we call him bologna face he is kind of cute to look at. He also 'smiles' when he is excited."
"His ideal home would be with a single woman, a mother and daughter, or a lesbian couple. You can't live in an apartment or a condo unless you want him to ankle bite your neighbors."
"We already addressed the men and children situation."
"If you have people over he would have to be put away like he's a vacuum. I know finding someone who wants a chucky doll in a dog's body is hard, but I have to try."
"He is in New Jersey but can be adopted anywhere in the general tri-state area."
"If you've always wanted your own haunted Victorian child in the body of a small dog that hates men and children, please email firstname.lastname@example.org."
"Oh, also he's only 2yrs old and will probably live to be 21 through pure spite, so take that into account if you're interested."
"Prancer is available through Second Chance Pet Adoption League."
Would you give Prancer a chance?
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