Bambi is a sweet seven-year-old tricolor Basenji girl. She is curious around new people but warms up to them relatively quickly. She prefers lounging over playing. Bambi likes being next to her human on the couch but prefers not to be on top of your lap. Bambi is content hanging out and is usually snuggled up on the couch or in her crate if the door is open. She is a little skittish, and startles easily with loud noises like clapping, things dropping on the floor and fast movement. Bambi will come to you when you call her name. She likes men and women equally and goes right up to strangers and lets them pet her and pick her up if they move slowly.

Bambi loves dark places like her kennel, underneath the bed, and a crawl space if you've got one. She knows to go to her crate if you tell her "to your room." She will eat the stuffing out of most bedding material in her crate, so its best to use bed sheets. She does fine home alone, usually with the TV on, for a couple of  hours in her kennel.

Bambi is cautious around new dogs but loves to watch the action. Bambi is pretty docile unless they move too quickly towards her. She will follow other dogs to see what they're up to or what they are chasing. She follows her current fur brother everywhere and together they run the Basenji 500 in the yard.

She will walk on a leash, but will only go potty off leash in the yard. She knows commands like "outside/inside," and "stay/okay" when opening a door. She is able to open doors and fences by pushing them with her head; thus, a secure fence gate is a must in her new home. She will let you know with a good whimper when she wants to go outside or if you're in her way to come back inside.

Bambi is not food aggressive and waits her turn after her brother eats. She likes to lurk around the kitchen when the smell of food is in the air. When it's bedtime she'll jump into bed with you and if you have an extra blanket she'll sleep on that. She can sometimes wake up grouchy because of her skittish nature.

Bambi will do best in a home with a fur companion. She will need a patient family that will understand that she needs time to go potty in the backyard after her morning and evening walks. Since she is skittish, her new family will have to monitor her when she spends time outside in the backyard. She also loves a consistent routine. She would do best with someone that has a predictable schedule and is more of a homebody.

If you think you could provide Bambi 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, Andrea Houstoun.

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 Bambi.

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Bambi. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Bambi 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 BAMBI
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Bambi
Dog is currently in: Texas
Birth date: 12/15/2011
Gender: Female
Color: Tricolor
Weight: 21 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Micro-chipped: Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION, VACCINATIONS and MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes, given on 9/17/2018
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes, 9/17/2018 (3 year vaccine)
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes, 9/17/2018
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: Yes, negative
Heartworm: Yes, negative
Regular heartworm given: Yes, Trifexis
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, Clear/Normal
Other tests: No
Other regular medication: No
Regular medication info: n/a

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Free feeds (usually eats at night)
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Merrick Classic Chicken, she also likes the Kirkland Small Dog Chicken/Vegetable at grandma's house
Favorite foods: Chicken, Real Cheese
Food dislikes: Peanut butter, American/Squirt cheese

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Sweet, curious around new people, and prefers chilltime over playtime
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: Yes
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes she loves her crate, and would marry it if she could
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: Yes
Wakes up grouchy: Sometimes
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: No
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: In bed with foster family, crate, or couch
Reason for placement: Divorce, and two dogs is too much for the owner.

If you are interested in Bambi, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Andrea Houstoun. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Bambi. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Bambi 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.