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: 3/25/2024 9:44:30 AM (Pacific time)


Red & White Male
California, NEW 03/17/2024

Gunner is a very sweet and handsome 12–14-month-old, red and white, male Basenji. He is curious about people, dogs, and scents but is still a little jumpy around new sounds. Although shy around men he quickly connected to his foster mom and has become her shadow around the house. His foster family has been exposing him to new people, places, scents, and sounds to boost his confidence. Read More »


Brindle & White Female Iowa, NEW 03/20/2024

Please say hello to Zoey! This girl is not very large but is definitely in charge. At just under fifteen pounds, Zoey is a gorgeous, one-year-old brindle and white female purebred Basenji. She still has some growing to do (her first birthday was at the end of December) but is already very mature in the best ways. Read More »