Dallas is a seven-year-old red and white male Basenji who came to rescue after he was dropped at a shelter. He is now looking for his forever home. Dallas loves to be petted and he could easily become a lap dog. He appears rather reserved initially and likes to do what he chooses most of the time, but he is very willing to sit with his person and watch TV in the evening. He does like other dogs, but is especially fascinated by the females. He became very attached to the older female that was brought into the foster home.

Dallas is described as quite a little character by his foster dad. He is vocal, and seems to have something to say about everything. His baroos are not one long song, but five or six short ones, immediately following each other.

Dallas, like many Basenjis, likes to have his way about things. He is very loving on his terms, but he will push to the limit in order to do what he wants. This boy is known to nip in play and he does not like to have anyone reach toward his face unexpectedly. He is the type of Basenji that must be guided carefully and the owner must show that his humans are the leaders in the household. Otherwise, his foster says, "If you give him an inch, he will take a mile."

Dallas will not be placed in a home with young children and he will not be placed with anyone who does not have experience living with a Basenji.

If you think you could provide Dallas 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, Linda Webb-Hilliard.

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 Dallas.

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Dallas. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Dallas 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 THE DOG
Dog's name: Dallas
Dog is currently in: Florida
Birth date: 9/13/2012
Gender: Male
Color: Red and White
Weight: 25 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION
DHLP: 04/03/19
Parvovirus: 04/03/19
Rabies: 04/03/19
Coronavirus: 04/03/19
Bordetella: 04/03/19
Lyme Disease:
Fecal: 04/03/19
Heartworm: 04/03/19
Urine/Fanconi: Negative
DNA tested for Fanconi: Clear/Normal
Worms: 04/03/19 Negative
Regular heartworm given: Monthly
Other regular medication: None
Regular medication info:
Rabies certificate: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes, Reunite #956000008704342
Other medical issues: None known

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Once per day in the evening
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Blue Buffalo/Hills
Begs for food: Only if he sees some in your hand 
Food dislikes: None
Favorite foods: All
Feeding instructions: Feed recommended amount one time per day.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Calm, reserved initially, loving
Lived with children: No
Likes children: 14 and up
Lived with cats: Unknown
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes, especially females
Likes strangers: Either
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): If approached with hand toward head
Crate trained: Yes
Dog sleeps where: Couch in foster home
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No 
Easily startled: Sudden approach, loud noises, thunder
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Yes
Screams: No
Other information: Can be pushy if permitted
Reason for placement: Dropped at a shelter and rescued by BRAT
Dog crate included: No

If you are interested in Dallas, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Dallas. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Dallas 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.