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: 10/23/2018 1:19:23 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 »


Red and White Female
Florida, NEW 10/22/2108

Say hello to the very beautiful, “diamond in the rough”, four-year-old red and white girl Mishka. She is a sweet, absolutely adorable Basenji who loves meeting other dogs, adults, and kids while out on daily walks! Her best sleeping pal is with her human loved ones, in bed or on the couch! With an appropriate toy, Mishka is playfully happy and calm. Read More »


Tricolor Male
Minnesota, NEW 10/10/2018

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. Read More »

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Red & White Male
Quebec, Canada, NEW 10/19/2018

Scotty's foster describes him as "a little gem", "a sweetheart" and "almost the perfect Basenj.” Like most Basenjis, Scotty hates the rain, but he is satisfied if he has only a short walk. When he goes to the dog park, he does more exploring alone than playing or he just wishes to stay near his person. Read More »


Tricolor Female
Texas, NEW 10/20/2018

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. Read More »


Tricolor Female
Texas, NEW 10/23/2018

Zola is a gorgeous, red and white female Basenji who can be very affectionate once she comes to you. And when she places her head in your lap you belong to her. Her humans have enjoyed cuddling time and full Basenji body leaning on their backs or side, but once she is ready to move on, she go on to other things.. Read More »


Red & White Male
Virginia, NEW 10/16/2018

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. Read More »