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: 7/18/2024 11:58:34 AM (Pacific time)


Red & White Male
Kansas, NEW 07/12/2024

Potato is a sweet and gentle six-year-old red and white male Basenji who loves companionship whether it is with humans or dogs. His foster describes him as a capybara, agreeable and friendly to everyone. Potato has a quiet curiosity and does well meeting strangers. He is gentle in everything he does whether he is taking treats from his human’s hand or letting the resident dogs take his food and toys. He is not territorial and does not mind. Read More »


Red & White Male
New York, NEW 07/10/2024

Sonny is “living large” in BRAT foster care and is ready to be welcomed into his forever home. He is a three-year-old red and white male Basenji currently located in New York. His foster family describes him as a very loving, calm yet playful, sweet, cuddly Basenji. Sonny loves to be close to his people, whether watching TV, reading, or working on the computer. He is also always up for a good play session with his humans (tug, fetch, hide and seek) or another playful dog. Read More »


Brindle & White Female
Virginia, PENDING 07/18/2024

Roxy is a precious 10-year-old brindle and white female currently located in Virginia looking for a quieter home with no dominant young dogs. She could probably do well as an only dog, but she is compatible with older, mellow canines. Young children and cats in the home could be a problem for Roxy if they are not Basenji-savvy. Roxy’s coordinator has stated that an adult home would probably be best for her. She must have lots of walk and be treated like the princess she is! Read More »