Sadie is a 10 year-old, tri-colored female Basenji girl who came to rescue when her owner began to fear for Sadie’s life. She found ways to escape from her fenced yard and a neighbor had threatened her safety should she escape again. Reluctantly, the owner gave up Sadie.

Sadie is very food driven. She will make a grab for any food left unattended within her reach. However, she is too small to counter surf! She gobbles her food down and then hovers around the other dogs while they are eating, looking for any dropped food. If a dog turns away from its bowl, Sadie will immediately go for their food. However, she is not one to just take the food from the other dogs.

Sadie has met a variety of larger dogs since she has been in her foster home and she gets along great with other dogs. She does get a little snarky when another dog gets in her face or crowds her, especially on the couch. Otherwise she likes the company of other dogs. She seems especially fond of the female Husky mix in her foster home. Recently, when some younger dogs were playing chase in the yard, Sadie joined in the game, playing for the first time.

This girl has not been destructive except for a few times when she was unhappy and frustrated – once when she did not want to be crated and once she was left alone in the house. So, she did what most other Basenjis would do, she shredded stuff (but did no real damage). Otherwise, she is content to chew on chew toys. Also, she does not mind being left alone if there is another dog with her to keep her company. A few times, the dogs have spotted deer or groundhog in the pasture nearby, but Sadie has never tried to leave the yard. She will stand at the fence but does not try to get out in any way.

Sadie is no longer kept on a leash when outside in the fenced yard, and she has never tried to breach the fence. However, she should not be left outside unsupervised for more than a 5-10 minutes, especially if there are no other dogs around. In fact, she will not go outside on her own without the company of another dog. Like most Basenjis, she doesn't like rain or going outside when it is wet. She has made great adjustments to be a house dog and she is so appreciative that she does not mess in the house.

Sadie is best described as a very pleasant, easy going, well-mannered dog. Although she is not the cuddly type, she does enjoy affection and likes to be petted and scratched. She is confident and friendly around other dogs and would do best with the companionship of another dog. She has not been exposed to cats. She walks well on a leash, can be picked up, and listens fairly well, characteristic of Basenjis with selective hearing.

If you are looking for a good companion for your dog, one that is very appreciative of experiencing the luxury of living inside, demands only a bit of petting and occasional scratches, Sadie might just be the Basenji you need.

If you think you could provide Sadie 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 Sadie.

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Sadie. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Sadie 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 SADIE
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Sadie
Dog is currently in: Virginia
Birth date: 2010
Gender: Female
Color: Tricolor
Weight: 25 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION
DHLP: 9/2019
Parvovirus: 7/2019 
Rabies: 7/2019
Coronavirus:
Bordetella: 7/2019
Lyme Disease:
Fecal: 7/2019
Heartworm: 7/2019
Urine/Fanconi: No
DNA tested for Fanconi: Yes, clear/normal
Worms: Yes, negative
Information about other tests:
Regular heartworm given: Yes, monthly
Rabies certificate: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: No

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Once per day
Food dislikes: Very food motivated
Favorite foods: Any
Feeding instructions: Being fed dry food, once a day.

TEMPERAMENT
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: Older only
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes, but initially might appear shy
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No 
Crate trained: Yes, fed in crate
Dog sleeps where: Crate
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No, other than tissues, papers
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: Yes
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes
Yodels: Unknown
Screams: No
Other information: 
Reason for placement: Owner feared for dogs life when threatened by neighbors.
Dog crate included: No

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

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