THIS DOG IS PENDING. Pending means this dog has tentatively found a home but the adoption has not yet been finalized. Though marked pending, you can still apply.

Max is a handsome red and white, ten-year-old Basenji who has been with his foster family for a while. He is described as really smart and a special boy with beautiful eyes. The first seven years of his life, he lived with his elderly owner who loved him dearly and let him get away with anything. After coming into rescue, he was taken to training and his foster dad worked diligently with him and he has progressed to the point that he is ready to go to a new home. 

Initially he had to be muzzled when at the vet. The last time he went, he was muzzled by his foster for bloodwork. Max managed to get the muzzle off and proceeded to play with the vet. There was no animosity at all. The vet announced he would just finish the exam because Max was back there having a great time playing with everyone. That being said, he is not the same dog he was when he came into rescue. He fortunately ended up in a foster home where he was shown patience and understanding and he has made lots of progress.

Although he has made a lot of progress, he cannot go to a first time Basenji owner. Training, and reminders at home must be continued or he could easily revert to doing things his way. His owner must be in charge and let him know it. He is a crafty Basenji.

On the other hand, he will gladly help out around the house. He will help you fold laundry, dry you off when you get out of the shower, and he will demand pats when you sit. He just has to have limits and learn to respect them.

Max does well with other dogs, especially females, but life with cats is unknown. He enjoys running in the yard, soaking up sun, chasing birds and returning to his sunny spots.

Max needs to be with a Basenji person who will continue to keep him on the paths he is now following. He will learn to respect his person and be a great companion. He is a loving dog, but not for everyone and needs a Basenji-savvy guardian.

If you have experience with Basenjis and can establish that you are in charge, he will be very loving and responsive. His foster dad is very attached, has taken him for training and worked diligently to help Max survive and is willing to continue working with any adopter who wishes his assistance to help Max adjust to a new home.

Max will NOT be placed in a home where there are children or cats and he will NOT be placed with a person who has not experienced living with a Basenji. If you are willing to work with Max, establish limits and love him, he will return that love, being glad he is not in charge, 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 Max.

There is an adoption fee of $150.00 for Max. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Max 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 PUREBRED BRAT DOG
Dog's name: Max
Dog is currently in: Florida
Birth date: 12/31/2011
Gender: Male
Color: Red and White
Weight: 31 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
 
VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: Yes
Fecal test comments: Negative
Heartworm: Negative
Regular heartworm given: Yes
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: No, we don't test dogs 10 years and older.
 
EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Once a day.
Type of food: Dry
Begs for food: Unknown

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Max is very touchy on the back of his neck where you would put flea medication. Likes to be petted after he gets to know you.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Unknown
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger):  Did before extensive training.
Crate trained: Unknown
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: Yes
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: Unknown
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: No
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: In another room
Other information: Likes to get up on the back of chairs.
Reason for placement: Owner was hospitalized for seven weeks. She asked that a good home be found for Max because she will be unable to care for him when she gets out.

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

There is an adoption fee of $150.00 for Max. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Max 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.