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: 8/10/2020 6:02:06 PM (Pacific time)



Adult, Male
Florida (New 8/10/2020)

JAY is an approximately 6 year old, 16 pound mix that was wandering around a Miami, FL neighborhood. He appeared to be lost, scared, and was very hungry - he may have been living on the streets for quite some time. His finders took him in for compassionate reasons but can no longer keep him as they are moving into a situation which is unsuitable for him. This little guy is wary of strangers but is quite affectionate with his people. He has lived with dogs, however is a bit of a resource guarder. Cats and kids are an unknown.  

JAY is not yet housetrained as he lives outdoors at his finders' home. He has come a long way, and still has a ways to go. He was aggressive and territorial at first but has mellowed a great deal. He  is sweet, sensitive, affectionate, intelligent and loyal. He had been vetted, is up to date with vaccinations and HW preventatives but is not neutered. Unfortunately he needs some place safe to go ASAP, otherwise he will have to go to a shelter where he will probably be deemed unadoptable and ultimately be euthanized. If you would consider giving this little dog a chance, please contact his owners at: 786 301-3533, or email:  There is no adoption fee but Jay must be neutered.



Adult, Male
Arizona (Updated 7/13/2020)

CANELO is a sweet 5 year old, 12 pound Basenji mix who is looking for a patient, loving home after living most of his life ignored in the backyard. He is warming up to gentle affection from those he trusts, but is understandably timid and standoffish with new people. His ideal home would have adults only, no other pets, and a big yard. No apartments for this guy. 

CANELO is neutered and vaccinated; he is partially housetrained but will still need some help. This guy loves to play, especially with toys and would love an active home with plenty of them! He has quite the personality and will make a wonderful pup for the right family. If you can offer him lots of love, patience, some training and have the perfect home, please call: 602-944-2440, or email:  There is a $220 adoption fee.



Young, Female
Arkansas (Updated 6/6/2020)

SALLY is a 2-3 year old, 25 pound Basenji mix who is going to need a very special home. Nobody really knows what happened to her but she was found in rural Arkansas, starving and terrified of people. It took months before her finders where able to catch her and during that time she became pregnant before allowing herself to be caught. Since then she has been too terrified to come into the house. She currently lives outdoors.  

SALLY isstill quite skittish, is scared of strangers, but she has become very sweet and affectionate with her finder family. She enjoys playing with them - including a 10 year old child - and the family dogs, but does not seem to like cats. This dog is completely unaggressive and has never attempted to bite, even when very scared or her puppies were being handled. Her puppies are gone, and she needs her own home.

SALLY appears to be a healthy dog, she has been kept on heartworm preventative but she has not been spayed. She will be spayed and given a rabies shot upon adoption. If you would like more information about Sally please email:  There is a $99 adoption fee.



Young, Male
Texas (Updated 5/3/2020)

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 and housetrained, but keep an eye on him at first. 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
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: