My name is Singer and I am true to my name. I yodel for treats and to greet my lady humans. I say lady humans because I am afraid of most men. I will let them pet me for short periods of time before I shake and grumble. No male veterinarians for me. I will snap before they even touch me. The ladies have better luck with me. Got to love the ladies and love all the spoiling they provide me.

Sleeping under the bed covers or on the sofa is where I like to be. A true couch potato and snuggler. My friend Lily and I like to snuggle on the doggie bed in front of the fireplace. Other times, we are running around the house and wrestling. She hogs the toys, so I don’t get them much. Certain times of day, Lily has all of us dogs singing in harmony. My foster mom says I have a sweet singing voice.

During reward treat time, I spin to get my special treats. I must sit for normal treats. Haven’t got the hang of the word sit yet. I just know the sitters get their treats faster. Being a confirmation show dog, I was discouraged from sitting in the ring. The command sit is a rather new concept to me. I can stand real pretty, prance like a prince, and do spinning. I love to great you with a double high five.

If I potty real fast in the rain or snow, I get a special treat. My foster mom says I am doing better at the snow thing. If I use the doggie door without being told I get even better treats. Show dogs love their treats. I did have a couple of accidents during the downpour rains and below zero temperatures. My paws were not accustomed to the cold as I was originally from Arizona. My foster mom understood as I wasn’t the only one that did it. It’s a Basenji thing.

The lady veterinarian says I have good teeth for my age and appear to be healthy. Except for one thing. I tested positive for Valley Fever. This is a non-contagious disease that you get by inhaling bacteria spores. This is found in dry states like Arizona. My titer score was 3.2 four months ago. Now it’s 2.2. Hopefully soon, I can stop taking the medication. Until then, my foster mom has the contact information for my medicine supplier in Arizona. It’s about $49 for a 45 day supply of medication. It’s cheaper this way as most states don’t carry my medication. It comes in capsules that are opened and mixed into my meat or I won’t take it.

The expensive part is my retest in four months. My foster mom says she will donate the cost of the test.

When my owner died, I was sent to Illinois to be cared for and hopefully find a permanent home. My foster mom says I am ready to go. My perfect home would be with all female humans and a doggie playmate. I love walks and can be loose all day in the house without sany destructive behavior. I have a fine bladder and can sleep for long periods of time without having to go outside. Would you like a snuggle-loving boy for your home?

If you think you could provide Singer 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, Beth Schmidt.

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 Singer.

There is an adoption fee of $150.00 for Singer. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Singer 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 SINGER
Dog is a: Purebred  
Dog's name: Singer  
Dog is currently in: Illinois  
Birth date: 12/11/2009  
Gender: Male
Color: Red and White
Weight: 24 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes   
Tattooed: No   
Micro-chipped: Yes  
Identification Information: 0006CBAC90 Registered with AKC Reunite  
AKC number: HP368255/01  
Dog's registered name: IABCA UKC Ch Furaha's Mwinbaji

HEALTH INFORMATION
General health information: Singer tested positive for Valley Fever in Arizona. This is a non contagious disease. Titer is now down to 2.2 and was able to be neutered. Other than the bloodwork, he shows no signs of the disease. Bloodwork available for review.  

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHPLP: Yes, 02/11/2019  
Rabies: Yes, 03/16/2017 3-year shot  
Rabies certificate: No, Have Records   
Bordetella: Yes, 02/11/2019  
Fecal: Yes, Negative  
Heartworm: Yes, 10/10/2018, Negative   
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes, 12/24/2010, Negative   
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, 12/30/2009, Clear/Normal 
More information about tests: Urinalysis, senior blood and coccidioides panel 2/2019
Other regular medication: Yes  
Regular medication info: Fluconazole 105 mg twice a day until coccidioides profile is at normal levels.  
Other medical issues: Dental done 02/2019  

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day   
Type of food: Dry and wet
Brand(s) of food: Fresh pet meat and American Journey dry  
Begs for food: Yes   
Food dislikes: None so far.  
Favorite foods: Meat of any kind  
Feeding instructions: 1/2 cup dry with 1/2" sliver of meat. Pill mixed in with meat.  

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Singer is a sweetheart for the most part. He loves to cuddle and plays well with the other dog. However, he is afraid of most men. My son can pet him for just a couple of pets before he gets upset and starts to grumble. Singer will let him feed and walk him. Singer is originally from Arizona and is still learning about snow. He will only go out if told to do so and sometimes escorted. Does use a doggie door.  
Lived with children: No  
Likes children: Unknown  
Lived with cats: Yes   
Likes cats: Unknown but previous owner had 6 cats. Unknown if they had contact with the dogs.  
Lived with dogs: Yes   
Likes dogs: Most  
Prefers men or women: Women 

If you are interested in Singer, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Beth Schmidt. Thank you!

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