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.

Ziva is a sweet girl who needs a home where she can be the cuddled princess she deserves to be. Ziva was the lifelong beloved companion of her previous owner. When she became unable to care for Ziva, she contacted BRAT and entrusted her to us to find this precious girl a perfect loving forever home. She has been a delight in her foster home. She may be 10, but she still can keep up with the foster’s dogs. Her foster mom takes Ziva and the rest of the pack on two-mile walks five days a week and Ziva is the best one on the leash.

This girl loves to chase and play in the yard with the foster’s Coonhound. Ziva likes him because he is easy going and does not try to dominate her. Any future playmates need to be like him. She would not do well with an aggressive, bossy, or domineering dog.

Ziva spends most of her day snoozing on her blanket in a chair. Nights, she prefers to be in the human’s bed under the covers or on the plushiest dog bed in the house.

Ziva can be a diva when it comes to the male Basenjis. She is a real cutie and the boys let her know it. She snarls at them when they flirt to make sure they know their place or when she wants some attention without their interference.

Ziva just had major dental work, including 21 extractions. She will need to eat small bite size kibble with soft food for the rest of her life. Be forewarned that she eats fast and needs to be supervised so she doesn’t bowl surf. She has slimmed down and is looking fabulous.

She also has a dry eye condition that needs eye medicine daily. The medicine is fairly inexpensive. She also has reduced night vision. Ziva also has two small benign fatty lipomas under her front legs. These do not bother her, but if they start getting larger, her future adopter should consult with their vet on whether removal is warranted.

Ziva is housetrained but it is very important to keep this girl on a potty schedule. When it’s raining or cold, you need to go out with her to make sure she does her business. Otherwise, she will leave you a watery present which she licks half up. If you see her go near a door or jump out of bed, take her out.

The foster has a doggie door and Ziva knows how to use it. However, because she does not see well in the dark, she is insecure going potty outside by herself. So, she needs to have another dog or ideally her human go outside with her after dark. It is important that her person be able to verify that she did in fact do her business.

Ziva does well when left alone in the house and has not been destructive. She rides well in a crate, but does not need one at home.

This lovely lady is a sweetheart and a really good girl. She needs a loving, quiet home with lots of cuddles.

If you think you could provide Ziva 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, Deborah Hughes.

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 Ziva.

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Ziva. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Ziva 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 BRAT DOG
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Ziva
Dog is currently in: Illinois
Birth date: 11/30/2012
Gender: Female
Color: Red and White
Weight: 25 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION
VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS

DHLP: Yes, 08/08/2022
Parvovirus: Yes, 08/08/2022
Rabies: Yes, 08/08/2022
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes, 08/08/2022
Lyme Disease: Yes, 08/08/2022
Fecal: Yes, 08/08/2022
Heartworm: No
Regular heartworm given: Yes
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: No, we don’t test dogs 10 or older.
Other regular medication: No.
Regular medication info:  Yes, Heartgard and Merck Optimmune ophthalmic ointment.
Other medical issues: Dry Eye. Missing 21 teeth. Also, Ziva had a urinary tract infection (UTI) that was treated, but if she begins needing to urinate frequently and urgently, she should go to the vet and be checked for a UTI.

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Dry and wet food
Brand(s) of food: IAMS or Purina Small Bites
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: None
Favorite foods: Everything and anything

TEMPERAMENT
Ziva is a total sweetheart. She loves to nap, run around in the backyard, go for walks, and play with her friend, the foster’s coonhound.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Had a male basenji companion in prior home and has been fine with the foster’s dogs. She gets snarky at dogs that are aggressive to her, don’t respect her space, or are bossy, but has done really well with laid-back, easygoing and friendly dogs.
Prefers men or women: No apparent preference
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: She doesn’t need it, but will ride in a crate in the car.
House broken: Yes, but she needs to be on a schedule, and it is best for her person to go out with her to verify that she has done her business—especially at night or when it is wet outside.
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: She has been known to try to bolt through an open door.
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No, but if you tried to move her by the back end she would probably snap.
Rides well in car: Yes. Does not need to be crated in the car, but she will tolerate it.
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes
Yodels: Yes
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: In bed with her person or on a plush dog bed.

If you are interested in Ziva, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Deborah Hughes. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Ziva. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Ziva 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.