If you're serious about adopting a Basenji from BRAT, be sure to visit our application to adopt a Basenji page. After you've submitted this application, explore the listings below. In each listing, you will find the coordinator's name that links to a contact form. You will need to contact the dog's coordinator in each listing.

We encourage you to fill out an application to adopt, even if there are currently no dogs listed in your state. We may have dogs that will be available soon, but are in various stages of our intake process. Sometimes when we have a dog that needs emergency placement, we check our applicant database to find a pre-approved home that matches the dog's needs.

Our goal is to make the perfect match between your home and the Basenji. This can be challenging, so please be patient.

Each rescue will be fully vetted. This includes spay and neuter, vaccines, flea preventative if appropriate, DNA testing purebreds under 10 for Fanconi syndrome, fecal testing and deworming if necessary, heartworm testing, and recommended dental work. All dogs over 10 get a senior panel. Also, when indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies.

The dogs are also temperament evaluated. Please note that BRAT charges an adoption fee to cover all expenses incurred in our rescue program. The adoption fee will vary depending on the age and health of the dog. The adoption fee is listed within the dog's posting.

NOTE! Be sure to fill out our application to adopt form. Our coordinators often choose prospective adopters from our applicant database before listing the dog here. After you have filled out our adoption form, apply for any and all dogs that interest you. The Pending notations mean that the coordinator of the dog has tentatively found the dog a home but is still taking applications.

Basenji listings last updated: 2/26/2024 3:18:19 PM (Pacific time)


Red & White Male
Illinois, NEW 02/17/2024

Buddy is a six-year-old red and white male Basenji currently located in Chicago, Illinois. He is friendly with people, crate trained, and well behaved for a Basenji. Buddy is also a dapper dresser, wearing his coat and boots in bad weather for his walks (Note: coat and boots not included). Read More »


Tricolor Male
Illinois, NEW 01/31/2024

Jordy is a handsome and healthy 10-year-old tricolor boy who needs a special home. He can be a handful or the sweetest boy ever, enjoying belly rubs and playing gently. He can get a bit nervous when there is noise and chaos and so he will not be placed in a home with children. A dog companion is a must. Read More »


Red & White Male
Texas, PENDING 02/23/2024

Introducing Woody – a young, friendly, and outgoing Basenji with a golden retriever personality! He has never met a stranger and loves everyone. He will make sure that you will also make new friends in the process. He is very affectionate and has no issues being picked up or handled. Read More »

Love & Max

Red & White Bonded Pair
New York, PENDING 02/23/2024

Max and Love are a bonded pair of 2.5-year-old red and white Basenjis currently located in the southern tier of New York State. Love is a petite girl with a cute underbite that makes her even more adorable. Max is a sweet boy who loves to play. Together these high-energy pups appreciate their indoor and outdoor play time. Indoors, they will chase each other around the house and wrestle.  Outdoors they will run the Basenji 500 with such abandon that one will take a tumble on a tight turn. Read More »