Dogs listed on our mix page are posted as a courtesy to individuals and shelters. We list mixes with some physical characteristics that are shared by purebred Basenjis. BRAT does not propose to know the parentage of mixes and, by this statement, it informs potential adopters that it cannot and does not assure that the parentage of Basenji mixes include any Basenji. Potential adopters are advised that the most appropriate approach to selecting a companion is to objectively evaluate their own situation and needs and to match that with the personality and behavior of the dog, regardless of parentage.

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The dogs on this page are usually not BRAT dogs. BRAT has not usually evaluated the dogs on this page, and expresses no opinion as to the accuracy of the information contained in their descriptions. Placement will be a private adoption between the dog's current owner or shelter and the adopter. Please be sure to investigate thoroughly all aspects of a possible placement, including the suitability of the dog for your personal situation. By proceeding, you hereby release BRAT from any liability in connection with a particular dog. BRAT is posting this information to assist owners and shelters in their placement efforts.

Basenji-mix listings last updated: 1/24/2020 5:09:14 PM (Pacific time)



Adult, Female
California (New 1/23/2020)

MYSA is 27 pounds of pure affection, fun and loyalty. and although she's about 8 years old, she has the pep of a young dog. She is in excellent shape so you can take her on long walks or hikes but is equally happy sunbathing or curling up on the couch with you. Good with people, rather indifferent towards kids, apprehensive with other dogs at first and then okay, but unknown around cats. 

MYSA is spayed, up to date with vaccinations and preventatives. Completely housetrained, and  stays loose in the house when alone. She understands "sit", "down" and "stay" commands and has the intelligence to know more than you might suspect. Interested in this adorable girl? Call:707-738-6679, or  There is a $99 adoption fee. 



Young, Male
Texas (New 12/12/2019)

DUDE was found on a dusty TX street when he was about a year old; covered in fleas, and terrified of people. Fast forward to now where this 25 pound, 2 year old has become a quirky and wonderful animal! His finders were hoping to keep him, but he does not fit well into their pack - he is very intimidated by their 100 pound dog. He has been neutered, and is up to date with vaccinations and preventatives.

DUDE has learned to love his people, but is still a little nervous with strangers. The large dog in the home frightens him, but he is fine with the 50 pound dog, and the smaller dogs in the house. Has never met a cat, or little children. He loves to be the center of attention and will reward you with fun, quirky basenji like mannerisms. He is very crate trained, but his housetraining is not perfected yet. This guy is going to need a Basenji savvy home. Interested? Call: (417) 274-2384, or email:  There is a $99 adoption fee.



Adult, Male
Virginia (New 11/19/2019)

HOLDEN is 5 year old, 35 pound Basenji mix who is looking for a new home. This guy loves to snuggle, play fetch, run, hike, and basically anything active. He actually loves to have a job. He is good with adults, but not so good with kids, and is initially a bit unsure of strangers; he has lived with dogs and does very well with them. It's not really known what he thinks about cats.

HOLDEN is a healthy, active dog who is neutered, and completely up to date with vaccinations and preventatives. Not only house and crate trained, he has also gone to obedience school. His owner has done agility with him and he LOVED it! He  would be a natural for anyone interested in competition. He does not do well with the special needs baby in the home and for the safety of both, his owner has made the difficult decision to rehome Holden. For more information call: (919) 433-7713, or email:  There is a $99 adoption fee.



Young, Male
Massachusetts (New 11/15/2019)

MICKEY is a 31 pound 18 month old Basenji mix who was bought at a meat market in Ghana for $3 - he could have been somebody's dinner! He is very Basenji-like right down to the yodel, and should have a Basenji savvy home. He tends to bond with one or 2 people and is suspicious of others until he knows they are okay. A little too energetic for little kids, he's okay with most dogs but again, takes awhile to warm up. He doesn't like cats.  

MICKEY is neutered, and up to date with all shots and preventatives. Crate, house, and leash trained he has typical Basenji manners, but he does come when called! He is loaded with energy and requires an an active owner who can help him expend that energy. He needs a new home because his current owner no longer has enough time to spend with him. He is a loveable dog who has been through a great deal, he deserves a good home. Can it be with you? Call: 978-608-3937, or email:  There is a $99 adoption fee for Mickey.



Adult, Female
Alabama (New 11/4/2019)

SWEETIE is a 5 year old, 40 pound Basenji mix who thinks she is a "lap dog"! She was found wandering around an apartment complex with a small dog, and even though her owner was located, he did not want her back. This girl is just as sweet as her name suggests, and even though there were signs of abuse/neglect in her past life she gets along great with all people and most dogs, but she is not good with cats. 

SWEETIE needed shoulder surgery upon arrival to rescue but she has healed perfectly!  She is now spayed, and completely up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. This girl prefers to be indoors rather than out, is very housetrained, is not destructive and has good manners. Consider giving this lovely girl the loving forever home she wants and deserves. For information call:256-649-0971,or email:  There is an adoption fee for Sweetie.



Adult, Male
Texas (New 9/8/2019)

HOBSON is a sweet dog with a nervous disposition who is 6 years old, and weighs 25 pounds. He was abandoned in a shelter when he was only a few months old, and he became a super nervous dog because of it. Once adopted he learned to become a more relaxed dog, but eventually when children came along, he couldn't deal with that. The family tried, but in the end he had to leave.   

HOBSON is becoming more relaxed again now that he is in a rescue. He does not like to be picked up, and although he likes to be loved on, he is usually too anxious to sit still and let people touch him. He is fine with dogs and cats, but kids will make him lick himself raw. Neutered, completely vaccinated, house, and crate trained he can now move in with a patient someone who will give him the time he needs to adjust. For more information about him call: 817-454-6023, or email:  There is a $150 adoption fee for the Hobson. His application is here:  



Young, Female
Texas (New 6/20/2019)

LUCY is a 40 pound, 2.5 year old Basenji mix who is going to need a specific kind of home. She appears to be a very healthy, loving girl, who is spayed and up to date with shots. She gets along well with adults, kids, dogs and cats. Her problem is her separation anxiety that makes it difficult to leave her alone for more than a few hours. Up until now one of her owners has worked from home, but that situation will be changing soon, so her owners have made the difficult decision to rehome her to avoid her injuring herself.  

LUCY is playful, smart, loving and actually quite a confident dog when someone is with her. Her behavior is quite Basenji like, including the yodeling. She would be the perfect dog if it wasn't for her anxiety when left alone.  Calming medications during very stressful times have been used with some success, but what this girl needs is a home where someone is home all the time, or can take her with them. If you would like more information on this girl please call her owner at: 408-310-0905, or email: <>  There is a $99 adoption fee for Lucy.



Young, Female
Georgia (Updated 4/2/2019)

LUCY was found wandering the streets, she was emaciated and it was obvious that she'd had multiple litters. She was in such poor condition that she was initially completely non-reactive to the 6 cats living in her new home. But now that she is recovering and feeling much better there is beginning to be a definite negative reaction to the cats. This poor girl is trying so hard to be good and not lose her loving new home, but her hunting instinct is strong and living with cats is totally stressing her out. 

LUCY is about 3 years old and weighs 40 pounds. She has been spayed, is completely up to date with vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventative. She currently has itchy skin which has been attributed to the anxiety of living with the cats. She is a lovely girl, all she wants to do is make you happy, lay in front of the window, or take walks. Very friendly, would probably be good with kids, and loves the other dog in the house. Has good house manners, uses a doggy door, and walks well on leash. For more information about this sweet girl call: 941 284-1187, or email: There is a $99 adoption fee for Lucy.