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: 7/11/2018 1:06:20 PM (Pacific time)


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 »


Brindle & White Male
Florida, NEW 06/30/2018

Tigger is an adorable, typical mischievous 17-month old brindle boy currently residing with his foster mom and dad in Florida. He is a highly energetic young dog with extreme confidence. He has a very sweet temperament once he’s awake and is very affectionate with both his foster parents. He loves food, but has not shown any food aggression though he can be a bit possessive with special treats. Read More »

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Black & White Male
North Carolina, AVAILABLE NOW!

Meet Merlin, a nine-year-old black and white male Basenji. Merlin was one of a group of 21 Basenjis who came into BRAT after their owner-breeder passed away unexpectedly. Merlin is a very calm and laid-back Basenji. He is slow to warm up to new people but given time to settle in at his own pace, he turns into a love-seeking cuddle buddy who wants nothing more than to be close to his people. Read More »


Red & White Male
Texas, NEW 07/11/2018

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 »


Black & White Female
Virginia, PENDING 06/12/2018

Gypsy is a nine year-old black and white Basenji girl who came to BRAT along with 21 other Basenjis when the owner passed away. Gypsy is now up to date on all vetting needs and she is anxious to find her forever home. Read More »