Bevo is a very handsome red and white four year-old Basenji boy. He has learned a lot in his foster home. Initially, he was a bit insecure and did not like the other dogs there. He also did not like to have a collar put on, but he adjusted after he began to settle in and realized this was not so bad after all. He was getting attention and he had playmates so he began to enjoy his time there.

Bevo has learned to share and wait for his treats until his name is called. He is a smart boy that understands sit, shake, down, come, crate, stay and no. He learned to use the doggy door quickly in the foster home, but in his former home, he rang a bell when he wanted to go out. He enjoys watching out the window and when he sees another dog, he quickly runs to the back door to see if he can see it from the back of the house.

In his foster home, Bevo sleeps with the foster and her two dogs. He does not like to be awakened suddenly or he will be very grumpy and will growl. He also does not want anyone to sneak up on him. His foster Mom scratches his ears and tells him he is ok, and he accepts that. He needs to be reassured. He likes to wag his tail and growl when his foster mom scratches his back.

Bevo hates to be crated, and the condition of it will attest to just how much. However, he does not object to going into his crate as long as the door is left open. If it is closed, his foster Mom says he becomes a "Tasmanian devil.” He will go to his crate when told to do so. He does not like to be alone but he has not been destructive other than his own pillow which his foster mom but on her bed for him. He does enjoy tearing it.

Bevo does love to play, especially if the bed is being made. He especially likes to run and play with the resident Basenji girl, so a playmate in his new home would be ok. Only female playmates will be considered.

If you can continue to work with Bevo to make him feel secure, take time to scratch his ears and back and can provide him with some play time, he might be a good choice for your home.

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

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 Bevo.

There is an adoption fee of $325.00 for Bevo. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Bevo 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 THE BEVO
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Bevo
Dog is currently in: Virginia
Birth date: 07/24/2014
Gender: Male
Color: Redand White
Weight: 32pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes
Identification Information: AKC Reunite - 956000008806162
Pet shop dog: No
 
HEALTH INFORMATION VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes, 8/29/2018
Parvovirus: Yes, 8/29/2018
Rabies: Yes, 8/29/2018
Rabies certificate: Yes 8/29/2018
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes 8/29/2018
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: Yes
Heartworm: Yes, Negative
Regular heartworm given: Yes
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes (results pending)
Other regular medication: Yes

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: 2XDay
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Purina
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: He is a picky eater.
Favorite foods: Most people food with the exception of fruits and vegetables. He likes carrots.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Bevo is a great dog for a small family who doesn't travel much. Unfortunately we travel a ton.
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: Older
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: No
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes - but does not like to have the door closed.
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: Yes
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: No
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: Bevo sleeps in his bed on the floor of our room.
Other information: He is trained to do a few tricks, but that's about it. He can sit, down, shake, roll over, and up on back legs. Although he has lived with other dogs and had no problems, he does not like strange dogs when he is on the leash. I do think that if he were free to play he would be fine, although I haven't tried. Bevo lived with us for two years when we got him as a puppy. We moved to Australia for two years and left Bevo with my in-laws. Bevo did bite when he was approached suddenly by a stranger who tried to pet him on the head.
Reason for placement: Bevo needs a more low-key lifestyle than I am able to offer him. I feel terrible that it hasn't worked, but in our line of work we move every few years and encounter strangers often. Bevo needs a home where he can live without the fear of meeting new people constantly
Dog crate included: Yes. 31" x 24" x 20" wire crate.

If you are interested in Bevo, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $325.00 for Bevo. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Bevo 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.