Bailey and Kendra are a brindle and white, nine year-old brother and sister pair who came to BRAT when their owner was moved to hospice. While Kendra is more reserved, Baily likes to play with the resident dogs in the foster home, though his favorite activity is eating. He is currently on a diet so he can shed a few pounds. Kendra prefers to be petted and willingly turns for belly rubs and asks for it.

Both Kendra and Bailey enjoy the dog park and going for walks, but they are still learning to walk nicely on lead. They do well in the foster home with other dogs, but they have been accustomed to being the only dogs. The dogs now do well with a cat, after some differences were settled. A Basenji-savvy cat in the home will be ok with them. Both dogs are rather indifferent when it comes to children, but Bailey does tend to get upset when his head is reached toward quickly. Children in the home should be older than 10. Neither dog likes to be disturbed by other dogs when sleeping, but they love to sleep in bed with the foster.

Both dogs need continued help with house training. They need to go out early upon awakening and to be reminded later in the afternoon. They will have to be leashed walked or taught to use the doggy door. Like most Basenjis they dislike wet ground and they will resort to climbing on the outdoor furniture if not watched. Kendra might also become destructive if he is left unsupervised for long periods of time outside.

They are not familiar with voice commands, but have learned "outside" and to sit for dinner or a cookie. Because Bailey is very food oriented and they both seek attention, they  should do well when trained using treats.

If you would enjoy adding a couple of Basenjis that are happy to be petted and enjoy staying close to you at all times, Kendra and Bailey are waiting for you. Because continued supervision and training are required, Kendra and Bailey are being offered at a reduced fee. If you want two Basenjis and want the challenge of helping them improve, Kendra and Bailey are looking for you.

Please read the data sheet below carefully, complete the BRAT adoption form (if you have not previously done so) and contact the BRAT coordinator, Melody Townsend.

The coordinator's link will take you to a form that will ask you your name, email address, the city and state you live in, why this dog is perfect for your family, a typical day in your household, and, if applicable, how you plan to transport Baily and Kendra.

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Baily and Kendra. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Baily and Kendra and future Basenjis in rescue. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. When indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.

ABOUT BAILY and KENDRA
Dogs are: Purebred
Dog's name: Baily and Kendra
Dog is currently in: Florida
Birth date: 2009
Gender: Male and Female
Color: Brindle and White
Weight: Baily 37 pounds, Kendra 20 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes, 05/17/2018
Rabies certificate: Yes 
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes, 05/17/2018
Lyme Disease: No
Heartworm: Yes, 05/17/2018 , Negative 
Regular heartworm given: Yes, monthly on the 25th
Urine tested for Fanconi: Pending
DNA test for Fanconi: Pending
Other regular medication: Heartworm preventive monthly, spot on for flea prevention monthly

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: 1-2 times a day. Sometimes they eat all in the morning and sometimes they save some for later.
Type of food: Wet and dry mixed
Begs for food: Baily, yes; Kendra, no.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Baily is a sweet boy who loves attention and petting, gives kisses and face washes as well. He will play with other dogs or a human a little bit. Kendra is not is playful yet but cuddling is her thing, loves to be touching her person most of the time.
Lived with children: Unknown
Likes children: Indifferent
Lived with cats: Unknown
Likes cats: They don't like cats but they don't hate the resident cat either. Both will harass a cat if given the chance, but only for a few moments or a cat slap.
Lived with dogs: Not until foster care.
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Likes both.
Likes strangers: Indifferent
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: No. Baily poops in the crate. Kendra cries.
House broken: Mostly as long as you understand their quirks.
Destructive indoors: Baily, no; Kendra if left unsupervised for long.
Destructive outdoors: Baily, no; Kendra, yes, if left unsupervised for long.
Dog is a climber: Baily, no; Kendra could be if given the chance.
Dog is an escape artist: No 
Easily startled: No 
Wakes up grouchy: No 
Rides well in car: Yes 
Gets carsick: No 
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Baily, yes, small ones along with whining and short "barks" Kendra, no
Screams: Yes, Baily for people food; Kendra when crated.
Dog sleeps where: With foster mom and other Basenjis in bed.
Reason for placement: Owner was taken to hospice care.

If you are interested in Baily and Kendra, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Melody Townsend. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Baily and Kendra. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Baily and Kendra and future Basenjis in rescue. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. When indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.