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: 2/1/2023 12:01:30 PM (Pacific time)


Red and White Male
Florida, PENDING 02/01/2023

Diesel is a handsome red and white male Basenji who recently celebrated his seventh birthday in his foster home and is looking for his forever home. This boy has lived his entire life in one home, however, the death of his favorite master and the unexpected illness of the lady in the home has made it necessary for him to find another place. Read More »

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Red and White Male
Tennessee, NEW 01/14/2023

Are you looking for a new best friend? Cato may be your guy. He is a six-year-old red and white male Basenji currently located in Tennessee. Cato really likes people and he wants nothing more than to be with his people/person. He loves to go places exploring and car rides. He likes upbeat, sweet talk from his people. Read More »


Tricolor Female
Virginia, PENDING 02/01/2023

Coco is a 13-year-old tri-colored girl who got off to a bad start in life. Coco is described by her foster as being a very confident girl who loves attention and wants to be close to someone as much as possible. She likes men but is happy to cuddle with anyone. Coco is a great candidate for someone looking for a lap dog. Read More »