A statewide animal rescue group has turned to humor, sarcasm, and the brutal truth on social media to find a home for a “cray cray” teacup Pixie the Chihuahua. The Chihuahua that hates everyone went viral online, and here’s why.
Bridgeport Animal Rescue Crew of Connecticut is waiving the usual adoption fee for Pixie in hopes of enticing the right person to adopt the tiny Chihuahua that hates everyone.
So far, it looks like the over-the-top approach is working. In fewer than 24 hours, the post had over 15,000 shares on Facebook.
The Chihuahua that Hates Everyone
Jocelyn Baum, a member of BARC CT’s Board of Directors, said overnight, within hours, there were more than 12 applications and some interesting comments on the Facebook post. The Facebook post is headed with “F R E E D O G,” and the first line is: “She will hate you AND expect her dinner to be served on time.”
Pixie weighs four pounds and doesn’t like men, children, or affection except on her terms, Baum said. The post states that Pixie “loves to be held but don’t try and pick her up,” except with a towel.
“She will come for you with all [four pounds] like a Nissan Altima with tinted-out windows trying to pass the car doing 65 in the fast lane on the 27A connector,” the post states. The adoption ad for Pixie throws out this colorful pitch: “Wouldn’t it be fun to live in the grips of a demonic Chihuahua hellscape in your very own home?”
The post addresses experienced chihuahua owners with, “you probably know what I’m talking about 50% leave me tf alone, 50% feed me now, you peasant.”
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Baum said they agreed to take Pixie a few months ago from a shelter in Waterbury while rescuing another dog. Baum said Pixie was living among big dogs in a crowded shelter.
“Should we have known we were freeing the devil?” the post asks, then answers its question with: “Probs. But she’s healthy, and she’s not old.” Pixie is about seven years old. She will ignore your dogs, and she will miss your cats. She will ignore you unless she’s feeling some way.”
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The post also states bluntly, “There’s not a very big market for neurotic gremlins, but we have to believe there’s someone out there for Pixie because we have no other option.”
Baum said they modeled the tone and style of the letter after a viral adoption post by the Second Chance Adoption League of New Jersey as they searched for a home for their “demonic chihuahua,” which was eventually adopted by a New Haven woman.
What did Baum say?
Baum said this is the first time BARC CT went extremely out of the lines “because we didn’t know how to get attention for her.” It was a good decision, it turns out, as the feedback is pouring in.
“Much to our surprise, it’s been successful,” Baum said of the post. “It’s so wildly truthful. Painful honesty is what’s working about this (post).”
Pixie has never been in the presence of a child, and whichever new home she gets, it will be childfree, as the post reads, “We can already imagine the demonic noises and shaking fury that would erupt from her body if a child attempted to pick her up. Pixie wants to be your child the child you never wanted.”
Pixie’s new home will likely be free of men, too.
“If you have a husband, don’t bother applying unless you hate him and you’re hoping for a divorce,” the post states.
On the bright side, Pixie is loyal, with this qualifier, “but if someone tried to harm you, I can guarantee she would run away, fast.”
What does Pixie the Chihuahua like?
Pixie likes to go for car rides, is housebroken, and enjoys sitting outside in the sun. She is quiet and non-destructive when left alone at home and loves her crate.
Baum said the Facebook post is getting a lot of comments from Chihuahua owners, past and present.
Elaine Judd Stempinski, one of the Chihuahua owners, wrote on Facebook, “Omg I laughed so hard my face hurts! I hope this adorable baby finds her forever home!”
Camille Delisle-Carrigan commented, “Hilarious post, especially the part about her already hating you just for reading this post. … Hope she finds the perfect home for her.”
Evon Gallant wrote, “I had one like her for 23 years. God, l miss her strict rules. She ruled the house.” Rachel Rossing asked, “Is this real? Because I want her.”