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: 4/19/2019 7:28:33 AM (Pacific time)



Young, Female
Georgia (New 4/19/2019)

MAPLE is an 18 pound, year and a half old Basenji mix that is looking for a new home. Cute as can be, she not only looks like a petite version of an actual purebred, she has very typical Basenji behavior as well. This girl could be a handful for any person who is not Basenji savvy, but will be a joy to people who can appreciate the Basenji way! She is friendly with adults and teenaged children, has lived with male dogs - and is the boss - but may not be good with females. She has never lived with a cat, and it should probably stay that way. 

MAPLE appears to be a healthy and energetic dog, but it is doubtful as to whether she has had much in the way of vaccinations. And she has had one litter of pups so she is definitely not spayed Happy go lucky, VERY smart, extremely motivated by food and a bit stubborn at times... very typically Basenji. She is housetrained, and was crate trained at one point. This is a great little girl who will blossom with the right owner! There is no adoption fee for Maple, but you MUST agree to having her spayed. For more information call: 919-798-8895, or email: <>



Young, Female
California (New 4/2/2019)

BELLA was adopted from a shelter in January, but unfortunately her new owner is quite allergic and cannot keep her. She is only about a year old so likes (needs) to be active and is still FULL of puppy energy. And at only 30 pounds she is a convenient house size. This girl is friendly with people, initially a little nervous with new people, and seems to prefer women. She currently lives with children and is fine, likes other dogs, but cats are unknown.

BELLA just came from the shelter so she is spayed, and completely up to date with shots. She is house and crate trained, leash trained, comes when called and has good manners. She's a good dog who, through no fault of her own, has to re-find her forever home. Could it be with you? If you'd like more information about this energetic young lady, call: 209-495-9636, or email: <> There is a $99 adoption fee for Bella.



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.




Young, Female
Michigan (New 3/9/2019)

KAIA is a 1-year old, 20 pound, female Basenji mix. She was just adopted from an animal shelter and she is definitely NOT GOOD with the 5 cats already residing in her adoptive home. It is impossible for her adopter to keep her, but she does not want to return her to the shelter. This beautiful and elegant girl needs a new home ASAP. She likes people, but it's unknown how she would be with children. It appears that she wants to play with other dogs, and she seems quite excited by the prospect. But NO CATS! 

KAIA is up to date with all shots, and she was just spayed. She is silly, sweet, loving, and amuses herself with toys. She likes to play chase, has tons of energy, and is very fast. House and crate trained, very good house manners, she's a little protective of food, and she needs a bit of leash work - but she does do an excellent sit!. She wants very much to bond with someone, could that be you? If interested call: 586-222-6833, or email: <>



Young, Female
Texas (Updated 3/12/2019)

Meet Sarafina. This pretty girl is originally from Somalia where she was rescued by a servicemember, and is now searching for her happily ever after home in the States. She is 2 and a half years old, and larger for a Basenji mix at 45 pounds, but has many Basenji characteristics. Sara is struggling to get along with other dogs in the home, and like many Basenjis, she can be picky about her canine friends. But she LOVES all people, including kids and she currently lives with a 7 year old.

Sara is a sweet girl who loves to lounge and enjoys being with her humans. She really wants a family of her very own. Quite a healthy girl, she is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and on HW prevention. House and crate trained, obedient, comes when called, and usually pretty quiet, what more can you want? If you are interested, please email: for the application. She is currently located in Texas but we will relocate anywhere to the right home!



Amun & Ra

Young, Males
California (New 3/3/2019)

Amun (ancient Egyptian supreme god) and Ra (ancient Egyptian sun god) are two 1-year old, 30 pound Basenji mixes who are needing a new home. Though it pains him greatly, their current owner believes that he has to travel too often to provide them with the type of home they should have. These are much-loved dogs who have been well cared for. They are very bonded, and their owner wants them to stay together as he feels it would ease their rehome. This pair will only be adopted out together.

Amun and Ra's vaccinations are all up to date. and they are very healthy dogs. Rescued from the streets in Fresno, CA, both have become canine ambassadors, and absolutely love to meet new people. These guys really enjoy other dogs, and are not aggressive to cats. They are house trained, crate trained, and they are as obedient as a typical Basenji gets. They both yodel, can bark a little, and are very much Basenji in behaviour. If you are interested in taking in this almost-Basenjis duo, contact their owner at: email: <> or 805-799-0919. There is no adoption fee but you must agree to have them neutered.



Adult, Female
New Jersey (New 2/25/2019)

KIMSEY is a 36 pound, 11 year old Basenji mix who has been totally neglected her whole life. Since she was about a year old she had been chained to a radiator in the kitchen, never socialized, never trained, never taken to a vet... Understandably she is a timid and shy girl at first, but does eventually warm up, and is affectionate, and enjoys kisses and cuddles once she feels safe. Can be a little protective of her 3 favorite toys but has never shown aggression. She doesn't really like other dogs or cats, but is fine with older children.

KIMSEY is just learning about how good life can be. She does well on walks, she likes to play and she is housebroken and crate trained. She is a good girl.  Recently she had her first check up at the vet, and did very well. Two benign mammary masses were removed, she was spayed and is now completely vaccinated. This girl never knew what love was, but she knows how to give it. She would do best as an only dog in a quiet adult home. If you are interested in Kimsey, please contact 201-663-5956, or email: <> There is no adoption fee



Adult, Female
California (Update 3/12/2019)

KIKI is a beautiful 33 pound, 10 year old California girl that sadly, due to family circumstances, will be losing the only home she has ever known. She likes people, but she doesn't want to live with kids, or any other dogs. And even though she acts catlike, she is not fond of cats either. A lover of long walks, long car rides, playing fetch, running around... but snuggling and relaxing too. 

KIKI is quite healthy, spayed, and up to date with shots. She is house trained, crate trained, and well behaved. She is obedient, and enjoys showing off her tricks like sit, spin, paw or hop. Her dream home would be a place with an active owner where she is the only child, human or animal. If you think this girl may be a good fit in your heart and home please contact:  There is a $99 adoption fee for KiKi.


Tippy Tap

Young, Male
Texas (Available 3/24/2019)

Tippy Tap, known less formally as Tippy, is a very sweet 22 pound, 1 and a half year old male. He loves to play with any toys or balls. He has fantastic energy, but he also knows how to settle and cuddle. He's the best cuddle bug ever! This love of a boy enjoys playing with bigger dogs, and he likes to play rough; chase each other around the house and yard, and play tug-a-war. No one knows what happened to Tippy, but he is initially very leery of strangers, and has been known to bite if pushed. But once he knows you are safe , he loves all over you. He is not a children's dog, and he does not like cats.

Tippy is an incredibly smart dog, and his foster states that he is probably one of the smartest, if not THE smartest, dog she has ever fostered! With such intelligence and energy, Tippy would make a wonderful fly ball, or agility dog, This guy is house and crate trained, completely trustworthy in the house, and very obedient. He is completely healthy, up to date with all shots, on HW preventative and is neutered. He needs a home where he can build trust, and no one is concerned that he doesn't like strangers.  He has his issues, but he's such a sweet dog. For more information, please e-mail or call (307) 922-1197. There is a $150 adoption fee for Tippy, and you must fill out an application at