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.

Consider adopting a Basenji mix. Though these mixes are not BRAT-owned dogs—you will need to contact the shelter, rescue group or individual directly—there are some cutie pies posted here that are waiting for loving and permanent homes. Visit our Basenji mix page.

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: 12/3/2021 9:03:54 AM (Pacific time)


Red and White Female
Florida, NEW 11/27/2021

Roxie is a seven-year-old, red and white female who is in search of a home. Roxie came to rescue after having to leave the only home she had ever known. The owner had to go to an assisted living facility and Roxie was given to someone else. She didn’t like it much there so she ran away and ended up in a shelter. Read More »


Black and White Male
Oklahoma, PENDING 10/31/2021

Meet Oliver, a precious 13-year-old senior Basenji who is looking for that special someone to love him for the rest of his life. Oliver is a special boy who has some medical difficulties, some physical limitations, and an incredible story of how he came to be in a shelter in Oklahoma, where BRAT found him and has been nursing him back to health. Oliver is now ready to share his love for life with you as he writes the last chapters of his amazing story. Read More »

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Bella & Camo

Tricolor and Red and White Pair
Texas, PENDING 11/23/2021

Bella and Camo are a bonded pair of basenjis. They are two years old, very energetic and need lots of stimulation and attention to keep them out of trouble. They were surrendered to BRAT as they needed more attention than their former owners could provide.

Both dogs love attention and prefer to be with their humans. While Bella and Camo will allow themselves to be petted by strangers, Camo takes a while to warm up to new people. They shy away when people approach them quickly, especially in a crowd. They are more inclined to seek attention when they’ve been given enough time to sniff the shoes and legs of people. Read More »


Red and White Male
Texas, PENDING 12/03/2021

Meet Harley, a smart and handsome purebred red and white Basenji who loves attention! Harley is a very sociable and playful Basenji who loves going up to adult strangers for pets and hugs. He has charmed almost every veterinary technician and adult human he has met with his dashing good looks and generous tail-wagging. Read More »


Red and White Female
Texas, NEW 12/02/2021

Katie is a female, red and white, very active Basenji pup. Katie is a BALL OF ENERGY. Her future home will be dependent on having another dog in the family. She is destructive when bored and having a companion in the house has helped curb her excitement. Due to Katie being so young, she is still in the nipping playfully stage and will not be placed in a home with small children. Read More »