If you're serious about adopting a Basenji from BRAT, be sure to visit our application to adopt a Basenji page. After you've submitted this application, explore the listings below. In each listing, you will find the coordinator's name that links to a contact form. You will need to contact the dog's coordinator in each listing.

We encourage you to fill out an application to adopt, even if there are currently no dogs listed in your state. We may have dogs that will be available soon, but are in various stages of our intake process. Sometimes when we have a dog that needs emergency placement, we check our applicant database to find a pre-approved home that matches the dog's needs.

Our goal is to make the perfect match between your home and the Basenji. This can be challenging, so please be patient.

Each rescue will be fully vetted. This includes spay and neuter, vaccines, flea preventative if appropriate, DNA testing purebreds under 10 for Fanconi syndrome, fecal testing and deworming if necessary, heartworm testing, and recommended dental work. All dogs over 10 get a senior panel. Also, when indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. The dogs are also temperament evaluated. Please note that BRAT charges an adoption fee to cover all expenses incurred in our rescue program. The adoption fee will vary depending on the age and health of the dog. The adoption fee is listed within the dog's posting.

NOTE! Be sure to fill out our application to adopt form. Our coordinators often choose prospective adopters from our applicant database before listing the dog here. After you have filled out our adoption form, apply for any and all dogs that interest you. The Pending notations mean that the coordinator of the dog has tentatively found the dog a home but is still taking applications.
Basenji listings last updated: 3/22/2018 8:49:28 AM (Pacific time)


Adult Tricolor Male

Hello everyone! I would like to introduce Koby, an 11-year-old tricolor Basenji boy who is looking for that special someone. Koby came from a home where he was loved by his humans but couldĀ not get along with his fur mom any longer. Read More »


Adult Trindle & White Male
Illinois, PENDING 03/20/2018

Cooper is a little guy with a big personality! He is a real character. He is seven years old, but still acts like a young dog. He is sweet and cuddly, and can even be quite pushy about getting loving! If he wants to be petted, he will let you know by pushing his head up into your hand. He loves people and likes to play with other dogs. Read More »


Black & White Female
New Jersey, PENDING 03/22//2018

Trouble she is not! A month ago the world came crashing down upon her when the only person she knew died. She and her housemates promptly landed in "puppy prison" and became the VA-21. Days later she and a litter-mate were loaded into crates and spent hours in a moving car with strange people. Read More »


Red & White Male

Kobe is a very sweet boy looking for a permanent home where he can feel secure and confident. He loves to run so he should have a large yard with a fence he can't climb! He likes to cuddle right on top of you, and will jump right in your lap! Read More »