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

These pretty and feisty two year-old sisters are a bonded pair looking for a loving home where they can stay together forever. Brindie is the stunning brindle and Lulabelle is the beautiful black and white. Read More »

Online event registration is now active. Questions? Contact Pat Dukes.

Walk for a Dog Stats

As of April 24, 2015 44 people walked 1,003 times for a total of 1,245 miles for BRAT. Download the app and start walking for BRAT!

Vote For Your Favorite Calendar Photos Now!

Thank you for your interest in the Basenji Rescue and Transport calendar project! Voting for this year's calendar contest photos has started. (The 2015 calendars are still available. If you do not have one, they are now only $5.00 plus shipping.) 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 »

Help Leo!

Help us fly Leo from Boston to Seattle. Read More »

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