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 »
The Basenji appeals to people because they have read that the breed is hypoallergenic. But is it true? Long time BRAT volunteer Chey Miller provides us with the scientific information about the nature of human allergies to dogs. VISIT THE PAGE NOW »
We are excited to announce that BRAT's 2024 calendar is available and shipping now! 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 TODAY!
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 »
On this page of the website, we explore just how good, bad, and ugly Basenjis can be. This is a must read for anyone considering adopting this breed. 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 »
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 »
In the dim, dark days of dog ownership, back when I was growing up in the '50s, our dogs ran free and lived on table scraps and Kennel Ration. READ MORE »
Mikaela has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me and my family. My grandmother's death in 1996 was a hard thing to deal with, but each day I wake up and see Makaela Marie sitting next to my bed and know my grandma is smiling down on us.
I couldn't be happier with my decision to help such a wonderful organization like BRAT and Makaela, I look forward to a long life together.
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