Requirements for Gunner’s new home:

  • Adult, Basenji savvy home is a must.
  • You must have a securely fenced yard.
  • We're looking for a home with another playful, well-mannered dog.
  • No air travel.

If you meet these requirements, read on …

Gunner is a very sweet and handsome 12–14-month-old, red and white, male Basenji. He is curious about people, dogs, and scents but is still a little jumpy around new sounds. Although shy around men he quickly connected to his foster mom and has become quite her shadow around the house. His foster family has been exposing him to new people, places, scents, and sounds to boost his confidence. He enjoys lots of long walks with minimal amounts of puppy pulling and is walked regularly with the three other resident Basenjis.

Typical for his age, Gunner is a playful and rambunctious puppy with typical destructive behaviors. He loves his stuffed toys and will chase and play tug with them. He is also entertained with treat discovery toys. Still being a puppy, chewing toys such as Kongs and bully sticks are essential. Take care where your shoes are left or he will make a toy out of them as well. 

This curious boy loves car rides and simply sits and enjoys watching the world go by. He is interested in other dogs and loves to run and play! He is still learning how to interpret signals from the resident B’s but is learning quickly to respect their messages. 
Gunner is limited in the cues he responds to but his foster family continues to work on the basics, sit, come, down, leave it, etc. He is very food motivated, which is quite helpful when training. That puppy nature is still very much a part of this young boy and being a bit mouthy is still prevalent, continued work is a necessity in eliminating the behavior. Also new to his training is learning about crates. He is practicing getting into his crate with good offerings of his meals and treats. Last but certainly not least, Gunner has learned how to use a doggy door and is doing well with his potty training. He will continue to need your help in keeping a schedule though because he still gets distracted in his play and sometimes forgets to go outside to potty.

Gunner will do best in an active adult home that will be dedicated to ensuring he gets good exercise and continues his basic training. His ideal forever family would include at least one adult female and preferably at least one other well-mannered dog to play with, keep him company when home alone, and mentor him into adulthood. He is used to his humans working from home so long periods home alone is still unknown.

Gunner will not be air transported due to his current crate training status; applicant location will be considered for ease of transporting him to an adopter.

If you think you could provide Gunner 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, Sabina Knight.

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 Gunner.

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Gunner. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Gunner 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 THIS BRAT DOG
Dog's name: Gunner
Dog is currently in: California
Birth date: 2/13/23 (estimated)
Gender: Male
Color: Red and White
Weight: 18 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
General health information: Healthy
DHLP: Yes
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes
Rabies certificate: Yes
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: No
Heartworm: Negative
Regular heartworm given: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: Pending
Other regular medication: None
EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: ½ cup twice a day
Brand(s) of food: Turkey and rice
Type of food: Home cooked
Begs for food: Yes
Favorite foods: Everything

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Playful, full of energy, cuddly with one person.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Older only
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Only as prey
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Women
Likes strangers: No
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: No
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: Normal puppy
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: Yes
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: Yes
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Some
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: In bed with human

If you are interested in Gunner, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Sabina Knight. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Gunner. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Gunner 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.