Rescuing Basenjis Since 1999

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome dogs of the Basenji breed. BRAT rescues Basenjis from shelters, abusive situations, and relinquishing owners. We provide routine and advanced veterinary care for our dogs and ensure that they have been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, tested for heart worm, strip-tested for Fanconi syndrome, and evaluated for temperament. In order to secure a "forever home" we screen potential adopters, striving for compatibility of dog and owner. BRAT is an all-volunteer organization recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charitable corporation since its founding in 1999. Our success depends upon the generosity and dedication of our donors and volunteers.


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Featured Basenji

This is Sabot, a two-year-old, well socialized brindle Basenji boy. This guy is great with other dogs as well as children. He loves to play and run the Basenji 500 with anyone who is game. He is young with endless energy. He loves to be around people and other dogs. Read More »

Registration begins spring 2015. For questions, contact organizer.

2015 Calendar Price Drop!

If you don't have a 2015 BRAT calendar, get one now at half price. Order now »

Light Reading

Prior to last Sunday, I knew nothing about Basenjis. In fact, the only one I had ever seen was on TV showing off at the Westminster dog show. My impression was: “What a beautiful breed, how spirited; they must be so quiet to have around ... they don't bark!” (Of course, that was before I heard my first yodel.) Read More »

The Basenji magazine has announced a promotion to benefit BRAT. A donation to BRAT will be made for each new subscriber. Read More »

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