Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome dogs of the Basenji breed. BRAT rescues Basenjis from shelters, abusive situations, and relinquishing owners. We provide routine and advanced veterinary care for our dogs and ensure that they have been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, tested for heartworm, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome, and evaluated for temperament. In order to secure a "forever home" we screen potential adopters, striving for compatibility of dog and owner. BRAT is an all-volunteer organization recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charitable corporation since its founding in 1999. Our success depends upon the generosity and dedication of our donors and volunteers. READ MORE ABOUT US »
Diesel is a handsome red and white male Basenji who recently celebrated his seventh birthday in his foster home and is looking for his forever home. This boy has lived his entire life in one home, however, the death of his favorite master and the unexpected illness of the lady in the home has made it necessary for him to find another place. READ MORE »
Author Sue Owens Wright writes a thoughtful and enlightening piece on her experience as a Basenji guardian. She tells us: never choose a pet unadvisedly or lightly. READ MORE »
We are excited to announce that BRAT's 2023 calendar is now on sale! Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the calendar is jam-packed with adorable photos of our favorite curly-tailed companions, submitted and voted on by volunteers, adopters, and friends of BRAT. Help us stay alive and well. ORDER NOW!
We have lots of helpful links here: Other Basenji sites we like; Certified Trainers and Behavior Help; Health Information; How to Find a Lost Pet; Lure Coursing and Racing; Regional Basenji Clubs and Meetup Groups and more. READ MORE »
Get a replacement BRAT ID tag. Order a lost tag or a second tag for a special collar. Give us the tag number, donate $5 and we'll send you a shiny new tag! ORDER HERE »
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All Basenjis in our care receive complete veterinary care, including DNA testing for Fanconi syndrome. In many cases the dogs need more extensive medical treatment and their expenses are far greater than our reasonable adoption fees. This is why we depend on the generosity of people like you to help us stay alive and well. MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION NOW »