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.

Morocco is a well-behaved boy who stays to himself much of the time. He isn’t destructive, he is crate trained, walks well on a leash, is house broken, well behaved at the vet and rides well in a car. He is stand offish when meeting new people.

Morocco came into BRAT rescue from a home in the throes of breaking up. He is sensitive to being spoken to in a loud/harsh voice, he will cringe and cower. His foster home has several other Basenjis in residence. He loves them all but he does like his space and if one of his foster home mates invades his resting space, he will be snarky at them and let them know in no uncertain terms to back off. They do, so there has not been any problems. His forever home should not have any small children because of this. He has one special Basenji girlfriend he loves to run and play with. They chase each other, birds, squirrels and anything else that moves and spend a lot of time outside together running and playing. His forever home should have a laid back girl, preferably Basenji, something like his special friend at the foster home.

Morocco loves to cuddle and be petted, if you stop, he will turn and look at you with a “Why did you stop?” look. He sleeps in the bed with his foster parents.  His previous owners mentioned that he suffered from a bit of separation anxiety but his foster parents haven’t seen any sign of it. All in all he is a nice Basenji.

Morocco is quite healthy. His DNA test shows him as a Fanconi carrier but isn’t prone to get it and since he is neutered won’t pass it on. He does have a slight thyroid issue. He takes a little pill twice a day and will need to do this the rest of his life which could be ten or twelve more years. A month’s supply of sixty of the little pills cost $22.00. He takes his pills with no problems.

Morocco’s forever home should be one with a large securely fenced yard. Someone home most of the time. No small children in residence or who visit. A non-alpha female K-9, preferably Basenji, sister who will run and play but allow him his space when needed.

If you think you could provide Morocco 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, Jack Austin.

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 Morocco.

There is an adoption fee of $325.00 for Morocco. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Morocco 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 MOROCCO
Dog is a: Basenji
Dog's name:  Morocco
Dog is currently in:  Florida
Birth date:  10/31/2014
Gender:  Male
Color:  Red and White
Weight:  26 pounds
Neutered/Spayed:  Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION
General health information:  General health is good; all the following tests and meds were done 02/05/2021.
DNA tested for Fanconi: Yes, he is a carrier but unlikely to ever have it.
Worms:  Test negative
Other tests:  Thyroid positive
Information about other tests: Slight thyroid condition, requires two pills a day, lifelong.
Regular heartworm given:  Yes, Negative
Other regular medication:  none
Rabies certificate:  Yes
Tattooed:  No
Micro-chipped:  No
Other medical issues:  No

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule:  6:00 p.m. daily
Type of food:  Dry
Brand(s) of food:  Pro-Plan alternated with Hills Blue.
Begs for food:  Will sit and look at you.
Food dislikes: None
Favorite foods: None
Feeding instructions:  Separate from the other dogs.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description:  Happy, silly, fun loving.
Lived with children:  No
Likes children:  Unknown
Lived with cats:  Unknown
Likes cats:  Unknown
Lived with dogs:  Yes
Likes dogs:  Yes
Prefers men or women:  Either
Likes strangers:  Is standoffish at first but warms up.
Nips (playfully):  No
Bites (in anger):  He will be snarky if you wake him with a touch.
Crate trained:  Yes
Dog sleeps where:  With foster parents.
House broken:  Yes
Destructive indoors:  No
Destructive outdoors:  No
Dog is a climber:  Unknown, He has never had the opportunity.
Dog is an escape artist:  He will scoot out a door given the opportunity.
Easily startled:  By loud noises or voices.
Wakes up grouchy:  If you wake him up, not if he wakes up on his own.
Rides well in car:  Yes
Gets carsick:  Used to but not lately.
Rides in crate:  He will if you insist but would rather not.
Yodels:  Never heard him yodel.
Screams:  No
Reason for placement:  Family issues.
Dog crate included:  Yes

If you are interested in Morocco, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Jack Austin. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $325.00 for Morocco. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Morocco 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.