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: 9/12/2019 7:00:50 PM (Pacific time)



Young, Male (BRAT Owned, tag #4750)
West Virginia (New 9/9/2019)

Eddy is a playful and affectionate Basenji mix. He was found as a stray and is around 2 years old. Eddy loves being outdoors sitting in the grass or playing. He really likes the company of other dogs and people. It can take him a few minutes to warm up to new people, but once he feels comfortable he will be rolling over asking for belly rubs.   

After a good walk Eddy will sit at your feet or next to you on the couch, if you let him. He is quick to pick up commands and with further training will be an obedient dog. Eddy is good around children, but would do best in a home with older kids that are able to run and play with him. He is crate- trained and has not tried to dig out or escape the yard. Eddy is a very lovable dog that will bring any adopter joy and be a faithful companion for many years. He can not wait to join you on your adventures!   

If you can provide Eddy with a loving home where he has playmates and he can take you on long walks, he would very much love to become part of your family. Eddy is a BRAT Dog with a $175 adoption fee. Please complete adoption application on this website and contact BRAT coordinator for additional information at 



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:  


Nola & Jefe

Young, Bonded Pair
Florida (New 9/8/2019)

NOLA & JEFE are a very bonded pair of Basenji mixes who will only be adopted out together. They are 2 year old siblings; Jefe, who has the white on his muzzle is 20 pounds, and his sister, Nola, is 17 pounds. These guys are people friendly, like kids, are okay with other dogs but they prefer each other's company, and a home with cats is NOT a good idea. These are calm dogs who are playful but like to be in your lap.   

NOLA & JEFE are healthy dogs who are both fixed, and completely up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. Both are house and crate trained, leash broke, have good manners, and are sweet, well cared for dogs whose owner is very sad to have to give them up. If you are wanting to give them a loving home where they can stay together, please contact their owner at: (954) 907-0562, or  There is a $150 adoption fee for the pair.  


Miss Piggy

Young, Female
Missouri (New 9/8/2019)

MISS PIGGY is a real sweetheart who was found wandering along with a large dog. She is about a year old, weighs 30 pounds and looks quite petite in person. A bit timid, and very quiet, she will only whine a little when she gets excited. So far she is gentle with people, plays wonderfully with other dogs, but her behaviour around cats is unknown.   

MISS PIGGY has been spayed, completely vaccinated, and is HW negative. This girl probably had a home at one point, but it is unknown what her housetraining skills are like, or if she has had much training at all. If you would like to give this sweet gentle spirit a home, please call: (573) 374-2629, or  There is a $150 adoption fee for Miss Piggy.  



Young Adult, Female
Florida (New 9/5/2019)

DAISEY has had a very unfortunate start in life. Somehow this bottle raised puppy became an outcast who spent the next 2 and a half years on a chain. After 2 months in rescue this 25 pound, 2 and a half year old girl has come a long way, and is ready to find an appropriate new home with someone who can understand the psyche of a dog recently rescued from a chain. She is a friendly girl who is fine with people once she trusts them, good with dogs and cats, but young children may not be a good choice for her right now.  

DAISEY will need very patient owners, she was treated badly and is initially mistrusting of people. She WANTS to trust and be friends but you must go slow; this is not a mean dog. Spayed, vaccinated and on preventatives, she is a healthy dog. Crate trained but still needs help with housetraining. Playful and active, she would benefit from living with another friendly dog. For more information about her call: (352) 843-6858, or  There is an adoption fee for Daisey.  



Adult, Female
Maryland (New 8/12/2019)

QUEENIE may not look very Basenji like, but if it's the Basenji personality type you are looking for she certainly fits that bill. Plus she is a native Zambian dog, her base ancestry is the "African Bush Dog". Her owner brought her to the US after serving in the Peace Corps in Zambia. She is spayed and up to date with all vaccinations.  

QUEENIE is 3 years old and weighs 40 pounds. Good with people, patient with children but isn't interested in playing, has lived with dogs before, NO CATS! Very smart and sometimes devious, she can be stubborn and a little independent. Enjoys naps in the sun, belly rubs, and long hikes in the woods; she likes to chill in her own spot and observe her people; very quiet. House/leash/crate trained she is quite well-mannered. For more information call: 240 579-9966, or  There is a $99 adoption fee for Queenie.  



Adult, Female
Georgia (New 7/31/2019)

LULU is a little 9 year old, 17 pound Basenji mix who needs a new home ASAP. She get along with just about everyone, including other dogs, but she really doesn't like cats! Because she does not like to be picked up, and has always been a bit sensitive about her stomach and tail area, she probably wouldn't be the best choice for young kids who may not understand. Other than that, she's a tolerant little dog, who has quite a few physical Basenji characteristics.   

LULU appears to be very healthy even though she hasn't been vaccinated for 2 years. She has been spayed. A first class cuddler, being a lap dog is what she does best. Walks are enjoyed, she is very good on a leash, but just hanging out is fine too. She is housetrained, not destructive, and is respectful of her toys. If you are interested in Lulu, please contact her owner. Call: (770) 681-3279, or  There is a $99 adoption fee for Lulu. 



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.



Senior, Female
Oklahoma (New 5/31/2019)

MARLEY is a 10 year old, 30 pound Basenji mix girl who needs a new home ASAP due to family circumstances. She was born to a Basenji mother and has had the same owner her whole life. She is extremely friendly, currently lives with 3 young children and is fine with them, is good with the dogs at doggy daycare, but her attitude towards cats is unknown. 

MARLEY appears to be a very healthy girl, she is spayed and up to date with vaccinations. Very energetic, loves tug of war, long walks and she loves to snuggle under the covers! Can be a bit skittish at times, and is nervous during storms, but she is housetrained, crate trained, and has good manners. If you are interested in giving Marley a loving home like she's used to, please call: (813) 523-5451, or email: <>  There is a $99 adoption fee for Marley.



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.