Meet Cody, a handsome 14-year-old male Basenji who is a sweet old man looking for his new humans. He originally came into BRAT from a puppy mill situation about seven years ago. He was quickly adopted out and for the last six years he lived happily with his human. Unfortunately, his adopter recently passed away and he came back to BRAT.

Cody is a loving, slightly grumpy old man. He loves structure and thrives with a solid routine. He enjoys lounging in the sun all day and snuggling with his foster mom. He will follow you around, and likes to always be near people. Cody is a social boy! He does great with small groups of people, like when his foster mom has friends or family over (large gatherings tend to over stimulate him and cause some anxiety). He enjoys mellow grooming sessions and long ear rubs. Being an older man he does like to sleep, but he also loves going out for long walks and sniff sessions. He regularly walks for 2+ miles.

Cody does great with cats and gets along with some female dogs. He’ll probably do well in a home with either another senior Basenji or no other dogs. He is beginning to lose both his sight and hearing, so having another dog in his foster home has been beneficial -- he looks to her for cues when he can’t hear or see well.

Cody is crate trained but would much prefer to be loose. He isn’t destructive but stealing dirty laundry is his guilty pleasure.

While being a sweet old man, Cody does need a very experienced adopter. His owner’s passing and going into foster care was very traumatic for him. He developed a lot of anxiety and some resource guarding. He started Prozac a few months ago and the results have been wonderful. He is much happier and calmer but will need an adopter willing to keep up with his meds and training. Like many older pups, he also suffers from hypothyroidism. He happily takes his thyroid meds daily though.

This adorable old man is looking for a soft place to land for his remaining years. He’d do best in a quiet environment, where someone is often home and ready for some cuddle sessions. He has a lot of love to give!

If you think you could provide Cody 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 Cody.

There is an adoption fee of $50.00 for Cody. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Cody 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 CODY
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Cody
Dog is currently in: New York
Birth date: 2005
Gender: Male
Color: Red and White
Weight: 25 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: No

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: 12/2018
Parvovirus: 12/2018
Rabies: 12/2018
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: 12/2018
Lyme Disease: 12/2018
Fecal: 12/2018

Heartworm: 12/2018, Negative
Regular heartworm given: Yes
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes, Negative
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, Clear/Normal
Other tests: Yes
More information about tests: HemoPet thyroid testing
Other regular medication: Yes
Regular medication info: Thyroid 3 mg: 1 tablet by mouth twice a day
Heartgard Plus: The 9th of each month
Fluoxetine 10mg: 1 tablet at night
Other medical issues: Anxiety, losing sight and hearing, hypothyroidism.

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Any
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: None
Favorite foods: Small treats
Feeding instructions: Eats in his crate, has a tendency to eat slower.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Cody is confident, well socialized, and friendly.
Lived with children: Unknown
Likes children: Older, all ages.
Lived with cats: Yes
Likes cats: Yes
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Females
Prefers men or women: Both, depending on the age and activity, doesn’t like quick unexpected movements.
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No, only with tissues and laundry.
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: Yes
Wakes up grouchy: Sometimes
Rides well in car: No, he gets nervous and needs to stop the first 30 minutes to go to the bathroom, but then settles down. He will try to sit on your lap if possible.
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Yes
Screams: No, only when initially crated.
Dog sleeps where: In bed, and currently in a crate – will shred bedding.
Other information: Cody loves to be right beside you. He’s a sweet boy who looks to humans for comfort. His favorite activities include lounging outside (will stay out in the sun as long as possible), long walks, and snuggle sessions.

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

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