'Haunted Victorian child' dog who hates men, children adopted by single woman after listing goes viral

A man-hating, child-loathing, rage-filled chihuahua described as "50 percent hate, 50 percent tremble" has found a happy new home after a listing for his adoption went viral. 

Prancer, the two-year-old dog was listed for adoption online earlier in April in a brutally honest advert that charmed hundreds of thousands of people globally.

Described as being "a haunted Victorian child in the body of a small dog," Prancer's neurotic behaviour caught the eye of 36-year-old Ariel Davies.

Last week, she brought Prancer home - and even created an Instagram page for him. 

"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," she said in an interview with Today.

Davis told Today she realised looking at Prancer's listing, which said he "hates men more than women do," would shake cats "like a ragdoll" and hates children, that she would be the perfect owner for him.

"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."

Prancer's previous foster mother, who wrote the viral listing, says although she misses Prancer, she's happy to be rid of him.

"He was loved here despite his quirks. I have a lot of experience with toxic men, so it was easy for me to overlook his malicious tendencies and love him anyway," she wrote. "However, being relieved of the constant haunting of a Victorian child has me sleeping easier."