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: 7/25/2021 4:04:52 PM (Pacific time)



Young, Male
Arizona (New 7/25/2021)

MALACHI is a an 18 month old, 30 pound Basenji mix who is looking for a new home because he requires far more attention than his elderly owner can provide. He loves to run & play! A very sweet boy, he's a little shy at first, but once he warms up he is mild tempered. He has been introduced to a 10 year old kid and was fine, he's curious about cats, and is okay with most other dogs but will require a bit of an introduction first.  

MALACHI is neutered and up to date with vaccinations. This little guy is house, crate, and leash trained, plus has relatively good manners but could use a little more training. He is very loyal, loving, sweet and playful if you're patient with him and give him time. If you are interested in making him part of your family, please call: (602) 413-4268, or email:  There is a $125 adoption fee. 



Puppy, Female
Texas (New 7/3/2021)

KNALLA definitely wants to be a family dog as she absolutely adores children. This 24 pound, 18 month old girl is needing a new home because she was removed from a bad situation and the person who has her now cannot keep her. Excellent temperament, sweet, loving, very smart, friendly with most people, likes cats and all dogs. She's even good with horses and cattle, but will chase goats and sheep.

KNALLA is probably not spayed, but is now up to date with vaccinations and preventatives. Leash trained and housebroken, she hasn't needed a crate as she has very good manners and is not destructive when left alone. She's the perfect dog for someone who works from home and has kids - she would be miserable if left alone all day while someone works. If you have a fenced yard and agree to have her spayed, please call: 254-205-3331, or email: Adoption will be contingent on her being spayed. 



Adult, Male
Florida (New 6/30/2021)

BENNETT has been a wonderful dog, but this 6 year old, 30 pound mix is needing a new home because his owners realize that he will not cope well with the arrival of a new baby. He has a higher level of anxiety than some other dogs, and would be best suited for a patient owner who lives in a quieter home. He is very comfortable around adults, and most other dogs, but young children make him nervous; he has no experience with cats.  

BENNETT has been well cared for,  he is neutered and up to date with vaccinations and preventatives. He is housetrained - except for a nervous bladder during thunderstorms - walks nicely on a leash, but does not like the crate. Certainly well past the puppy stage, his house manners are very good, and he is a quiet dog. A good runner on a leash and is very athletic but not much for playing catch or the water. If you want more information, call: 443-244-0473, or email: There is a $125 adoption fee.



Young, Female
Louisiana (New 6/30/2021)

MONA is a 2 year old, 28 pound Basenji/Rat Terrier who was rescued from an abusive situation - she was being starved for killing chickens. Since coming into rescue she is moving past her fear of strangers, and has really started to blossom. A snuggle bug she loves to cuddle up with her person, she is friendly with adults, is okay with older children but would prefer a quiet home; cats are for chasing but she LOVES other dogs. 

MONA is now quite healthy, she has been spayed, and is up to date with vaccinations and preventatives. Housetrained, and leash trained, she does not like the crate. Her manners are decent, she is very smart and has been doing really well with positive reinforcement training. This girl is the fastest dog at the park and does best with lots of regular exercise and attention. An experienced owner is preferred for her - one with a fenced yard and doggie playmates! For more information call:  850-865-0076, or email: There is a $125 adoption fee.



Adult, Male
California (New 5/29/2021)

RASCAL is a bigger dog than is usually posted here, but he was rescued from the shelter by BRAT volunteer on the day he was due to be euthanized because he was so Basenji-like.  At first glance he might look more like a Doberman, but upon closer inspection he has many Basenji-ish mannerisms - including an intense dislike of the wet - and he also has their adorable curly tail!  He is a 50 pound, 7 year old possible Basenji/Doberman mix. Good with most people, dogs of his size, not a good choice for kids, and is far too predatory for cats. This guy is energetic, silly, playful, affectionate and just likes to hangout with you.  

RASCAL is healthy, has been neutered and is up to date with his vaccinations. House and crate trained, he's  not perfect on a leash yet - although he loves car rides! He would like a home with a yard and a high fence. He is a really good dog that needs a bit more training to help curb a few undesirable behaviors - which are actually pretty Basenji typical - but there is a lot of potential here. Fortunately he is very treat motivated so with a bit of effort he could really be a star! If you would like to learn more about this handsome boy contact his foster at: (760) 401-3602, or There is a $125 adoption fee.



Young, Male
Texas (New 4/21/2021)

CODY is a 2 and a half year old, 15 pound supposed Basenji/Fox Terrier mix who is looking for another home because he simply cannot accept the male head of the family. After 2 years of trying, it's been decided he'd be happier with a different place to live. He clearly has a preference for women over men, but he will eventually accept strangers, he enjoys the 6 year old grandchild who visits and seems happiest around other dogs; he hates cats though.  

CODY has been well cared for, he is neutered, and up to date with vaccinations and preventatives. His temperament seems to vary and he can become anxious, but 10 mg of luoxetine daily helps. House, crate, and leash trained, he's past the chewing and destructive phase. He's a good little dog for the right owner, and if you think that might be you call: (972) 965-4540, or email:  There is a $125 adoption fee.