Ollie is a senior boy who just wants a quiet home. A home without kids and a nice, private, cozy corner with a soft bed.

He is mostly cranky when he’s tired and in relaxation mode. When awake he will seek cuddling and petting from the adults only. He is not easily startled. Ollie awakens to approaching humans and will tell you quickly how he feels about being touched. His cues are often clear. This is typical of older dogs.

Ollie does have some cataracts, but he sees rather well. There is no problem with his hearing, either.

When he plays, Ollie will nip playfully. This does not hurt. Like so many Basenjis, he can get a little anxious and startled with surprises. On a walk with his old owner, they crossed paths with stone lion sculptures. To this day, he gives those fake stone lions a wide buffer when he passes by.

His daily schedule is a walk at 6-7 AM and ensure Ollie stools and pees. The dog walker comes midday to take him out. In the evening, Ollie goes for one long walk or two shorter walks. When in the fenced back yard, Ollie runs around while the family grills or works on the car, etc.

Ollie’s ideal home is one with no kids, lots of walks, and a safe zone from humans who are not old Basenji savvy. He is 13 but has a lot of life left in him. Please give him a chance.

If you think you could provide Ollie with love, activity, and evening cuddle time, please read the data sheet below carefully, complete the BRAT adoption form (if you have not previously done so) and contact the BRAT coordinator, Beth Schmidt.

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 Ollie.

There is an adoption fee of $100.00 for Ollie. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Ollie 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 OLLIE
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Ollie
Dog is currently in: Minnesota
Birth date: 12/16/2005
Gender: Male
Color: Tricolor
Weight: 34 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes
Identification Information: Chip # 105-888-349
General health information: Healthy. He does have some lipomas that are large. Hard to get those in the picture, the vet encouraged us not to have them removed.

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes, 09/30/2016
Parvovirus: Yes, 09/30/2016
Rabies: Yes, 07/29/2018
Rabies certificate: Yes
Bordetella: Yes, 07/30/2018
Fecal: Yes, 07/30/2018
Heartworm: Yes, 07/30/2018, Negative
Regular heartworm given: No
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes, Negative
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, Clear/Normal

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Origen Senior
Begs for food: No
Food dislikes: His tastes change regularly.
Favorite foods: Meat

TEMPERAMENT
Ollie is best in a house with one pet. He was re-homed from a previous Basenji owner who had an older female Basenji that Ollie wanted to dominate. He is very alpha pack leader. He has mellowed with age, but still can initiate play wherein he hopes to dominate. He does not enjoy kids in his space without his approval. He does not want to be petted by kids inside the home. On walks he pretends to be a perfect angel. He is a great dog. We've had him for 10 years and love him, but now with two and six year old kids, the focus of our house has changed.
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: No
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: No
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: No
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: No
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: Yes
Dog is an escape artist: Yes
Easily startled: Yes
Wakes up grouchy: Yes
Rides well in car: No
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes
Yodels: Yes
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: In a dog bed on the floor.
Reason for placement: He needs more time than we can devote with two kids now. He would do better as the solo pet star of a household.
Dog crate included: Yes

If you are interested in Ollie, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Beth Schmidt. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $100.00 for Ollie. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Ollie 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.