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.

Volunteer With BRAT

We are an all-volunteer group, dedicated to the health and well-being of Basenjis in need. We welcome dedicated volunteers to the BRAT team! If you are interested in assisting us in rescue activities such as fostering, transporting, checking shelters, performing home visits, fundraising, marketing, and other administrative tasks, fill out our online form. Our volunteers decide which rescue-related tasks they are comfortable performing. Owing a Basenji, past or present, is a plus. Find out more »

Featured Basenji Mix

Leo is currently residing in the Arab country of Oman. He's a sweet boy patiently waiting for a home in the states. He was packed and ready to go but circumstances changed on the adopter's end so Leo is back to square one. Travel plans are somewhat complicated but Leo's rescue group Omani Paws has experience transporting dogs out of Oman and they'll help you every step of the way. Read More »

Registration begins spring 2015. For questions, contact our convention organizer.

Walk for a Dog Stats

As of March 23, 2015 30 people walked 569 times for a total of 668.60 miles for BRAT. Download the app and start walking for BRAT!

Submit Photos for BRAT's 2016 Calendar!

Open to BRAT volunteers, adopters and other BRAT friends, be part of our ever-popular calendar by submitting your best photos now through April 12, 2015! Read more »

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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