Rescuing Basenjis Since 1999

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome dogs of the Basenji breed. BRAT rescues Basenjis from shelters, abusive situations, and relinquishing owners. We provide routine and advanced veterinary care for our dogs and ensure that they have been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, tested for heartworm, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome, and evaluated for temperament. In order to secure a "forever home" we screen potential adopters, striving for compatibility of dog and owner. BRAT is an all-volunteer organization recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charitable corporation since its founding in 1999. Our success depends upon the generosity and dedication of our donors and volunteers. Read More About Us »

Breaking News About Fanconi Testing!

With a revised and updated Fanconi protocol in hand (and a very informative and educational video), Dr. Steve Gonto presented new information at this year's BRAT convention in early June 2015. We are pleased to announce that based on these new methods of managing Fanconi syndrome, BRAT's Board of Directors voted to begin DNA testing all BRAT dogs under 10 before placement. More information will be released in the near future. Go to our Fanconi information page or go directly to the new protocol. If you'd like to help, make a donation.

Featured Basenji

Loki is a strikingly good looking Basenji boy with a soft, shiny coat and interesting markings. He is good natured and loves to follow the sun around the house, look out the window, and be with his people. He is very smart, entertaining, and quite vocal. He can be encouraged to yodel, and knows some tricks, including roll over. Read More »

Volunteer With BRAT

We are an all-volunteer group, dedicated to the health and well-being of purebred Basenjis in need. We welcome dedicated volunteers to the BRAT team! If you are interested in assisting us in rescue activities such as fostering, transporting, checking shelters, performing home visits, fundraising, marketing, and other administrative tasks, fill out our online form. Our volunteers decide which rescue-related tasks they are comfortable performing. Owing a Basenji, past or present, is a plus. Find out more »

Walk for a Dog Stats

As of November 11, 2015, 109 people have walked 4,894 times for a total of 6,173 miles in supprort of BRAT. Download the app and start walking!

BRAT's 2016 Calendar is Now on Sale!

We are excited to announce that BRAT's 2016 calendar is now on sale! Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the calendar is jam-packed with adorable photos of our favorite curly-tailed companions, submitted and voted on by volunteers, adopters, and friends of BRAT. Help us stay alive and well. Order now »

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From Friends of BRAT

BRAT is doing a wonderful service for people in search of good Basenjis. All my contacts with volunteers of this organization have been exceptional. —Doug, Georgia

We so appreciate BRAT for all they do for this special breed. We hope we can be of some help from time to time.  —Toni & Aaron, Oregon

BRAT was very helpful in getting our guy adjusted; we had good support and follow up. It helped a lot. We have been very pleased with Montgomery, and he seems to like it here. —Pearl & Charlie, Texas

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