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: 6/4/2023 9:59:31 AM (Pacific time)


Red and White Female
Arizona, NEW 05/28/2023

Valentina (Val) is a wonderful four-year-old, red and white female Basenji. This sweet girl will thrive in an active adult home with at least one well-mannered canine companion to help her burn off her youthful energy. She has gained confidence and comfort with the help of her canine foster sister, especially when home alone. Read More »


Tricolor Male

Diesel is a two-year old, tricolor boy who has had a lot of adventure in his short life. He was purchased in Kentucky, but was left outside until a lady visiting from New Hampshire heard that his owner wanted to rehome him. She took him, thinking she would have a lot of time to work with him, but unfortunately, she was called back to work and Diesel's training had to stop.  Read More »


Red and White Male
Florida, NEW 05/27/2023

Zurich is a very handsome, three-year-old red and white Basenji boy who is looking for a home where there are no children and no small dogs. While Zurich got off to a very good start in life but his people were first time Basenji owners. And, unfortunately, he was a puppy when COVID's lockdown was in place and he did not receive the socialization he should have. Read More »


Tricolor Male
Minnesota, PENDING 06/05/2023

Meet Jax, an adorable, almost 8-year-old, tricolor, male Basenji located in Minnesota. He is a polite and well-behaved guy. He loves being with his humans – jumping on the couch to sit by them, snuggling under the covers at night, or simply following his people around the house. When his humans come home, they are greeted with several loud baroos and a tail wagging a mile a minute that will melt your heart.  Read More »