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: 1/17/2019 4:42:51 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 »

Daisy and Ringo

Brindle and Red and White PAIR
Georgia, NEW 01/13/19

This is a lovely pair for you to consider! Daisy (pictured), a seven-year-old brindle and white girl and Ringo, a seven-year-old red and white boy have lived together for some years. Their owner turned them into a shelter because they didn’t have time to care from them. Read More »

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Red & White Male

Buddy is a delightful, endearing boy who does not show his age of 13. In short, Buddy is an excellent hiking companion, car passenger, has polite house manners and all around—we cannot say it enough—a delightful boy. Read More »


Red & White Male
Iowa, NEW 01/12/2019

Meet Zach! This handsome red and white boy ready to strike out on his own and start a happy new life where he can unpack his bags and stay forever. Zach is looking for a home as a solo pet with humans who enjoy togetherness and are home much of the time. Read More »


Brindle & White Male
Texas, NEW 01/17/2019

Howard is a handsome, playful and assertive seven-year-old, brindle and white male. His strut speaks to his high self-esteem and proud personality. Howard is affectionate with his human foster family. He likes to snuggle on the couch, jump into bed and be petted on his head. He greets you at the door and will wag his curly tail when excited. Read More »