Cleo is the sweetest quirkiest little Basenji girl ever. For a nine year old, she is reminiscent of Benjamin Button.

Cleo has had a lot of challenges in her life up to this point, but you would never know it by her demeanor and outlook on life. When Cleo was brought to her foster home she could hardly walk and was diagnosed with diabetes. Being diabetic, Cleo drinks lots of water at times. When she does, she needs to have access to the outdoors so she can go potty. She has not had any accidents in the house and is doggie door trained.

Cleo gets fed the same amount of low sugar food every 12 hours followed up by an insulin injection. No snacks and consistency is key. Her diabetes is now under control and she is currently THRIVING! She has put on 3 pounds since she left the shelter and is now a very perky, quirky, spunky, sweet, funny, endearing little girl. She walks well on a leash and has not been grumpy at all.

She also has some cataracts starting (most likely from uncontrolled diabetes), but they don’t seem to affect her much. The main thing her foster notices is that she doesn’t see as well at night … but neither do some 56 year olds (human years for a nine-year-old dog).

Cleo gets along great with the resident female Basenji. Cleo has had love in her life and some training, too. She can sit and shake, she is the most “willing to please” Basenji her foster has ever encountered. She is quirky and loudly vocal when she is happy. She tilts her head this way and that when you talk to her. Cleo loves to snuggle up next to her humans and have her ears and chest rubbed. She does like to nap quite a bit but the minute you say ‘let’s go,’ she is up and ready for action.

What Cleo needs in her life is someone to love her unconditionally and help her stay healthy with a good consistent routine. She either needs someone around to let her out or have a doggie door so she can go potty when she wants. She is crate trained. However, she would rather be with her humans in bed or on the sofa.

Please let me know if you would be interested in opening your home and your hearts to little Cleo as she is looking for a soft place to land.

If you think you could provide Cleo 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, Jo Anne Maurer.

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 Cleo.

There is an adoption fee of $50.00 for Cleo. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Cleo 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 CLEO
Dog is a: PB
Dog's name: Cleopatra
Dog is currently in: Idaho
Birth date: 00/00/2010
Gender: Female
Color: Red and White
Weight: 15 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: Yes
Micro-chipped: Yes
Identification Information: Small blue tattoo on her belly to indicate she has been spayed.
Contacted breeder: No
Pet shop dog: No

HEALTH INFORMATION, VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
General health information: Diabetic requiring insulin injections BID (twice a day). Also has cataracts which limit her sight especially at night, although she does not let it phase her.
DHLP: Yes, 02/04/2019
Parvovirus: Yes, 02/04/2019
Rabies: Yes, 02/07/2019
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes, 02/04/2019
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: No
Heartworm: No
Regular heartworm given: No
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: No
Other tests: Yes, 02/07/2019
More information about tests: Glucose in urine attributed to Diabetes (not currently).
Other regular medication: Yes
Regular medication info: Vetsulin insulin injections – four units BID. Cost is potentially $120 or less per month.

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Unknown
Brand(s) of food: Hills Science Diet for Diabetes
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: None
Favorite foods: All
Feeding instructions: Feed twice a day every 12 hours and give insulin right after eating.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Cleo is a VERY sweet petite little girl. She has character for days, is very vocal, and loves to cuddle. Gets along with other dogs.
Lived with children: Unknown
Likes children: Older
Lived with cats: Unknown
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
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: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes
Yodels: Yes
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: Anywhere she wants
Other information: Due to Cleo's diabetes, she drinks a lot of water and urinates frequently. She will need someone who is home much of the time to let her out to go potty. She does GREAT with a doggie door and goes out whenever she needs to.

If you are interested in Cleo, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Jo Anne Maurer. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $50.00 for Cleo. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Cleo 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.