Meet Little Bit and Rahja!

Little Bit is nine years old and Rahja (pronounced Ra-ji) is almost 12. They are a bonded pair who are looking for a new family to love and be loved.

Little Bit is especially cuddly and loves everyone he meets. Rahja is also friendly, but is a bit more reserved when initially meeting new people. Rahja tends to sit back and watch Little Bit soak up the attention for a while, but then lets you know he is ready for some petting. Both boys are housetrained and let you know when they need to go outside, but we are certain that they would adjust to a dog door in short order. They love their walks and they love to pull. Both would benefit from some guidance in this area. They’ll never turn down a car ride, especially if it’s to go to the dog park. At nine and 11 years old, they have outgrown their puppy ways and are a joy to have in your home.

Three years ago, Little Bit had several seizures and the veterinarian could not find any underlying cause. Little Bit began taking phenobarbital and has been seizure-free since then. He will require blood work every six months or so.

They are not house destructive, although they are always on the lookout for a loose tissue or napkin. Rahja is afraid of thunder and fireworks and goes in a corner. When the dog treats come out, both will sit on command and take treats nicely from your hand, and yes, we are sure they are Basenjis!

Their current family's life circumstances have changed, and they are no longer able to keep these much-loved boys.

Please consider whether you have a place in your home and heart for these sweet guys.

If you think you could provide Little Bit and Rahja 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, Rena Steele.

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 Little Bit and Rahja.

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Little Bit and Rahja. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Little Bit and Rahja 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 LITTLE BIT and RAHJA
Dog is a: Purebreds
Dog's names: Little Bit and Rahja
Dog is currently in: Arizona
Birth dates: Unknown
Gender: Both are males
Color: Red and White
Weight: 25 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes
Identification Information: Little Bit-4c3237632a / Rahja-4c1f410831

HEALTH INFORMATION
General health information: Dogs are healthy, Little Bit has seizures but hasn't had one since he has been on meds to control that since August 2017. Current dog shots are from an animal clinic mobile truck that comes to pet shop where food is purchased.

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes
Parvovirus: No
Rabies: Yes
Rabies certificate: No
Coronavirus: Yes
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: No
Heartworm: Yes
Regular heartworm given: Yes
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: No
Other tests: Yes
More information about tests: Little Bit is the only one that has to get phenobarbital test every six months to see if his meds are working okay and to see if they need to change his dose.
Other regular medication: Yes
Regular medication info: Little Bit is given phenobarbital twice a day.

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Once a day
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Fromms grain free (any flavor). Their food has been switched out each month to keep them happy and for variety.
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: No
Favorite foods: All
Feeding instructions: Dogs are fed at the same time. They lick each other's bowls after for any leftovers that may have been missed. Lovingly.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: The sweetest dogs who love people. Little Bit is a bit of a humper with his older brother who does not seem to care at all.
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): Unknown
Crate trained: Yes
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: Rahja does not like thunder or fireworks.
Wakes up grouchy: Yes Rahja only. Little Bit is super easy to pick up when asleep.
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes They prefer not to be in a crate in the car. Love car rides.
Yodels: Yes
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: The dogs sleep in another room right outside of master bedroom, they are really good with sleeping when you sleep and will let you know if they wake up early and have to go to out.
Other information: Rahja hates the bug guy that comes to spray with his wand, he turns into a different dog. He becomes very angry. He is crated during this time. They love to eat tissues or napkins. Little Bit is easy going and loves to play with younger dogs and relax with older brother Rahja. Rahja and Little Bit have never lived apart.

If you are interested in Little Bit and Rahja, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Rena Steele. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Little Bit and Rahja. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Little Bit and Rahja 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.