Meet Jacksina, a gorgeous and petite, approximately seven-year-old red and white Basenji. Jacksina and 23 other Basenjis found themselves in a northern Minnesota shelter. The shelter enlisted the help of BRAT to take some of the Basenjis who were not doing well in a shelter environment. BRAT ended up with eight of the 24 dogs, and they became known as the MN8.

Jacksina is a sweet, pleasant girl who will be by your side at every moment. She has lots of love to give. Jacksina does exhibit some Basenji spunkiness, but overall is more of a mellow personality. She is a curious girl, always wanting to be with her humans and in the center of the action. Her foster family describes her as a great dog, and a joy to have around. They’ve felt very lucky to have this time with her!

Jacksina is an easy-to-please kind of girl. She’s happy with two walks a day to explore the world, and lots of lounging around with her humans. She walks well on leash, but should wear an escape-proof harness. She can get spooked when out and about, but usually runs towards her people instead of away. Jacksina’s foster mom has taken her along to a few public social activities, and Jacksina did great. She was well behaved, curious, and calm.

Jacksina does exhibit separation anxiety. Because of COVID she hasn’t had to spend much time alone, but the few times she was left she displayed a large amount of anxiety and nervousness. She is not crate trained and has major crate-hate. She’s broken through both a plastic carrier and a metal crate. After some trial and error with Basenji-proofing the room, she can now be left with the resident dog when the humans leave. The possibility of house damage is there though, so her new humans must be OK dealing with this.

While Jacksina is a very sweet and loving girl, she does deal with some nervousness. She doesn’t do well with sudden movements, and will snap if fast movements catch her off guard. She just needs humans to take their time with her, and respect her need for patience. Because of her personality and needs, Jacksina will not be placed in a home with kids under the age of 16.

Currently Jacksina lives with another dog, but she does like to antagonize the resident pup and can be possessive over space, people, toys, and food. She will not be placed in a home with another female dog. She would do best with a friendly male Basenji companion, or as a solo dog. Jacksina has never lived with cats, but given her personality she’d most likely not do well living with them.

Jacksina’s ideal home would be a quiet one, with people who are home often and have loads of time and attention to give her. She craves love and attention from humans. Her new humans must have patience, and be willing to give her the time and space she needs to come out of her shell and gain confidence. Like most Basenjis, Jacksina would do best in a home with a structured routine, training, and exercise plan. She’s an incredibly sweet little girl, who’s just looking for her own humans to love.

If you think you could provide Jacksina 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, Kelsey Brown.

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 Jacksina.

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Jacksina. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Jacksina 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 JACKSINA
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Jacksina
Dog is currently in: Minnesota
Birth date: 00/00/2013
Gender: Female
Color: Red and White
Weight: 17.5 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: Yes
Micro-chipped: No

HEALTH INFORMATION
DHLP: 06/09/2020
Parvovirus: 06/09/2020
Rabies: 06/08/2020
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: 05/26/2020
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: No
Heartworm: 07/08/2020, Negative
Regular heartworm given: 07/08/2020
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, Clear
Other tests: None

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Dry & Wet
Brand(s) of food: Natural Balance
Begs for food: Yes
Feeding instructions: Only likes to eat when people are stationary. She takes her time finishing. Must be fed away from other dogs.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Very sweet girl, who wants to be by her humans’ side at all times. Can be nervous, but overall a mellow girl.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Yes
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown, not likely
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes, males only
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): Will snap if fearful
Crate trained: No
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: Yes, when left alone
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: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: No
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: In foster mom’s bed

If you are interested in Jacksina, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Kelsey Brown. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Jacksina. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Jacksina 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.