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.

Featured Basenji

Saxon is full of life and energy! He is playful and curious. He loves his people once he learns to trust. He is good with other dogs and loves to wrestle. He is cat curious too! He is really quite the little active boy, but also likes to chill. Read More »

Our Special Needs Girl

Read about Allie’s health problems and BRAT’s struggles to help her. Testing and expenses have been tremendous and we’re asking for your help. Miss Allie thanks you. Read More »

2015 Calendars Now On Sale!

Get ready for a whole new collection of fabulous and funny Basenji photos. We ask you: Is there anything better than opening this holiday present? Order your 2015 calendars now! 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.)

I decided I wanted to add one of these wonderful little dogs to my family of two rescue cats. Read More »


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