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.

Consider adopting a Basenji mix. Though these mixes are not BRAT-owned dogs—you will need to contact the shelter, rescue group or individual directly—there are some cutie pies posted here that are waiting for loving and permanent homes. Visit our Basenji mix page.

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: 8/10/2018 9:02:26 AM (Pacific time)

Baily and Kendra

Brindle and White Brother and Sister
Florida, NEW 08/05/2018

Bailey and Kendra are a brindle and white, nine year-old brother and sister pair. While Kendra (bottom photo) 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. 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. Read More »


Red and White Male

Bear is a handsome 11-year-old boy who is looking for a home where he can be the center of attention. He would love to have a female companion; he is not tolerant of male dogs. Bear does not sleep with his foster humans, but given the chance he would be a great cuddler. He is also very vocal with a welcoming baroo when he is happy to see his human. Read More »


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 could not get along with his fur mom any longer. Read More »


Red & White Male
Iowa, PENDING 08/06/18

Meet Gizmo! This handsome boy is 1½ and would love to be your devoted sidekick. Gizmo is looking for a home as a solo pet with humans who enjoy lots of togetherness and are home much of the time! He is ready for a home where he can settle in and enjoy all the love, attention and exercise a young Basenji needs. Read More »


Red & White Male
Texas, PENDING 07/16/2018

Haps is a sweet six-year-old Basenji boy. He is used to being an only dog, but has been socialized well and may get along with other dogs provided they are not too pushy. Haps loves walks and dog park visits and hanging out on the couch. He has a playful streak and likes to play with toys but would be just as happy sitting on the couch with a nice chewy bone too. Read More »

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