Meet Samson and Jaycee, a delightful bonded pair. They are true best friends and need a loving home where they can stay together forever.

Both Samson and Jaycee came into BRAT many years ago but are back in BRAT after their long-time adopter passed away. Samson first came into BRAT in 2013. He was about a year old. He had been surrendered to a shelter in Louisiana. He was adopted in 2014. Jaycee came into BRAT in 2014. Jaycee was picked up as a stray in central Kansas. She was about a year-and-a-half old. Samson’s adopter adopted Jaycee in 2015 and they have been together ever since.

Both dogs absolutely love people and they get along well with other dogs. The fosters have three other dogs, two of which are Basenjis. Samson and Jaycee have integrated nicely with the foster’s pack. The foster’s resident female Basenji is not enthused with the pair and can get grumbly with them, but they have handled her attitudes with grace and respect.

Samson is big for a Basenji and his tail is not tightly curled; he may not have had the best breeding, but he is definitely a Basenji. He is also one of the happiest, sweetest, most loving dogs the fosters have ever known. His favorite things are cuddling on the couch with his fosters, belly rubs, snuggling with Jaycee, and running around in the fenced back yard.

Samson had a long-term urinary tract infection (UTI) when he came into BRAT and it took several rounds of antibiotics to finally clear it up. Samson is housebroken and knows how to ask to go outside, but he still has bladder urgency and if he’s not let outside quickly enough, he may have an accident.

Jaycee is spunky and energetic. She loves to run and do the Basenji-500 in the backyard. Jaycee is also sweet. She likes cuddling, belly rubs, and licking her people. She can be a little aloof with strangers and new people until she gets to know them. She came into BRAT very overweight, but she has lost seven pounds because she has been getting a lot of exercise and the fosters have been diligent in not allowing her to have people food.

Samson and Jaycee are wonderful dogs looking for a home where they can stay together. They are truly bonded and are inseparable. Only applicants who will agree to keep them together will be considered.

If you think you could provide Sampson and Jaycee with love, activity, and evening cuddle time, please read the data sheet below carefully, complete the BRAT adoption form (if you have not previously done so) and contact the BRAT coordinator, Deborah Hughes.

The coordinator's link will take you to a form that will ask you your name, email address, the city and state you live in, why this dog is perfect for your family, a typical day in your household, and, if applicable, how you plan to transport Sampson and Jaycee.

There is an adoption fee of $550.00 for Sampson and Jaycee. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Sampson and Jaycee and future Basenjis in rescue. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. When indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.

ABOUT SAMPSON
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Samson
Dog is currently in: Arkansas
Birth date: 7/17/12
Gender: Male
Color: Red and White
Weight: 34 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: No
 
VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: 5/2/22
Rabies: 8/4/20 (3-year) NO TAG NUMBER
K9 Adenovirus/Parainfluenza/Bordetella: 5/2/22 
Fecal: 3/17/22 Negative
Heartworm: 3/17/22 Negative
Regular heartworm given: Heartgard
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: No
Other tests: Bloodwork, urinalysis, and T4/FT4 thyroid profile
More information about tests: Samson had a UTI when he came into BRAT that was treated and cleared up.
Other regular medication: None
Regular medication info: None
Other medical issues: Samson has two fatty lipomas, one on his left shoulder and another on his chest. When Samson came into BRAT, his prior vet reported he was very fearful at the vet and needed a pre-visit sedative and a muzzle. Since being with his fosters, he has had a lot of vet visits due to the UTI and he has really relaxed at the vet. Samson will probably continue to do well at the vet, especially with a female vet, and a vet practice that uses fear-free techniques.
 
EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Free fed with food put down at 6:00 a.m. and picked up at 5:00 p.m.
Type of food: Dry kibble
Brand(s) of food: Victor Multi-Pro
Begs for food: Yes, begs for treats.
Food dislikes: Green beans
Favorite foods: Salmon jerky
Feeding instructions: None
 
TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Very sweet and loving. Actively seeks out affection and is playful.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: No
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Both
Likes strangers: Yes, very friendly.
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes, but
House broken: Yes, but he may mark in a new home at first and he sometimes has accidents if he doesn’t get let out fast enough.
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: He may grumble.
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: Reportedly, but not in our experience.
Rides in crate: Yes, with Jaycee.
Yodels: No
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: On the couch or chair, often cuddled up with Jaycee. Would like to sleep in the bed with his people.
 
ABOUT JAYCEE
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Jaycee
Dog is currently in: Arkansas
Birth date: 2012/2013
Gender: Female
Color: Red and White
Weight: 26 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: No
 
VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP/Parvo/Lepto: 3/17/22
Rabies: 3/17/22
K9 Adenovirus/Parainfluenza/Bordetella: 3/17/22
Fecal: 3/17/22 Negative
Heartworm: 3/17/22, negative
Regular heartworm given: Heartgard
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: No
Other tests: Bloodwork and urinalysis
Other medical issues: Jaycee had a dental cleaning and had four teeth pulled. She also had a small benign growth on her gums removed and two small benign growths from her eye and another on her lip removed. Jaycee will need to stay on a strict no-people-food diet to maintain a healthy weight.
 
EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Free fed with food put down at 6:00 a.m. and picked up at 5:00 p.m.
Type of food: The same as Sampson.
Brand(s) of food: The same as Sampson.
Begs for food: Yes. She plops down in the kitchen hoping for something.
Food dislikes: No
Favorite foods: Everything, loves green beans, salmon treats.
Feeding instructions: No people food, dog treats in moderation.
 
TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Spunky, sweet, playful, likes to cuddle, is a licker, loves belly rubs.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: No
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Both
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: Yes. Tore up dog beds because she was agitated about food not getting put down when she wanted it.
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes, with Samson
Yodels: No, but has chortled and woofed.
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: On couch or chair, often with Samson. Would like to sleep in the bed with her people.

If you are interested in Sampson and Jaycee, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Deborah Hughes. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $550.00 for Sampson and Jaycee. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Sampson and Jaycee and future Basenjis in rescue. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. When indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.