Lucy is a loving red and white, 11-year-old Basenji lady who came to BRAT after being found wandering the streets of Buffalo, New York. The shelter discovered she had no identification and she stayed there until BRAT learned about her. When the foster picked her up from the shelter, she had thinning hair and smelled of motor oil. After a few baths, her coat is much improved and she is no longer smelly.

Lucy is very sweet, wants to cuddle, and lies at her foster mom's feet. This girl has a strong prey drive and while she likes to spend a lot of time sleeping, she does find time to chase the resident cats at every opportunity. She is housetrained and she will not get onto furniture without permission. She is not destructive in any way.

Lucy is somewhat timid and if a voice is raised to get her attention she flinches. She loves people and kids, and shows no aggression toward anyone.

She can be touched her all over and food can be taken away from her without a negative response. She likes to follow her person everywhere. Lucy enjoys being outside, but she loves company and does not like to be out alone.

She will refuse to eat when her crate door is closed, but she will happily eat there if the door is left open and she can wander into and out of her crate freely. Also, Lucy does take an inexpensive medication daily to regulate her thyroid levels. 

Lucy will be happy in your home with love, walks, a comfortable place to nap.

If you think you could provide Lucy 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, Linda Webb-Hilliard.

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 Lucy.

There is an adoption fee of $150.00 for Lucy. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Lucy 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 LUCY
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Lucy
Dog is currently in: New York
Birth date: 11/11/2008
Gender: Female
Color: Red and White
Weight: 28 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes 
Tattooed: No 
Micro-chipped: No 

HEALTH INFORMATION, VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
General health information: She is currently on thyroid medication to regulate her weight.
DHLP: Yes, 04/12/2019
Parvovirus: Yes, 04/24/2019
Rabies: Yes, 04/12/2019
Rabies certificate: Yes 
Coronavirus: No, 04/24/2019
Bordetella: Yes, 04/12/2019
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: Yes, 04/24/2019
Heartworm: No
Regular heartworm given: No
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: No
Other tests: No
More information about tests: Lucy was given a full senior panel and it was found her thyroid levels are low.
Other regular medication: Yes
Regular medication info: She is on thyroid medication taken twice a day, seems to be working she is losing weight.
Other medical issues: She has fat deposits on her sides (my vet called them love handles). I have been rubbing them hoping to reduce them. Hearing seems to be good, she is walking better now that her weight is going down, but she hangs her head when walking or running, like its too heavy.

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day 
Type of food: Dry 
Brand(s) of food: Blue Buffalo Adult Grain free Dry food
Begs for food: No 
Feeding instructions: I wet her food slightly because her teeth are ground down and it makes it easier for her to eat.

TEMPERAMENTion: Lucy is very sweet, wants to cuddle, and lays at your feet. She has a strong prey drive and chases my cats at every opportunity and also corner Cody (the other Basenji in the house).  Loves people and kids; no negative responses. She will follow you everywhere and walks beautifully, loves my son.
Lived with children: Yes 
Likes children: Yes 
Lived with cats: Yes 
Likes cats: No 
Lived with dogs: Yes 
Likes dogs: No 
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: Yes, by loud noises
Wakes up grouchy: No 
Rides well in car: Yes 
Gets carsick: No 
Rides in crate: Unknown
Yodels: Yes 
Screams: Yes 
Dog sleeps where: She has a crate in the kitchen where she sleeps at night.
Other information: I have been training her to use her new name, since she was found without a collar or any identifying markings. She does know cues, sit, down etc.

If you are interested in Lucy, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard. Thank you!

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