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: 11/22/2022 10:57:11 AM (Pacific time)


Red and White Male
Florida, PENDING 11/18/022

Max is a handsome red and white, ten-year-old Basenji who has been with his foster family for a while. He is described as really smart and a special boy with beautiful eyes. The first seven years of his life, he lived with his elderly owner who loved him dearly and let him get away with anything. After coming into rescue, he was taken to training and his foster dad worked diligently with him and he has progressed to the point that he is ready to go to a new home.  Read More »


Red and White Female
Illinois, PENDING 11/19/2022

Ziva is a sweet girl who needs a home where she can be the cuddled princess she deserves to be. Ziva was the lifelong beloved companion of her previous owner. When she became unable to care for Ziva, she contacted BRAT and entrusted her to us to find this precious girl a perfect loving forever home. She has been a delight in her foster home. She may be 10, but she still can keep up with the foster’s dogs. Her foster mom takes Ziva and the rest of the pack on two-mile walks five days a week and Ziva is the best one on the leash. Read More »