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 heart worm, strip-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.

Featured Basenji

Sassy is a sweet, robust female basenji. She has the typical basenji inquisitiveness, wants to check every square inch of the house out and perch and lounge on furniture. Sassy is respectful of human belongings and is not at all house destructive. She's very food-motivated and loves to be with her humans. She does like to be part of the dog pack in her foster home but she only prefers the company of the male dogs.
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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 is great. Thanks so much for the work you all do. —Ann, Kentucky

Thank you for your continuing work. —Judith and Robert, Kentucky

Light Reading

Prior to last Sunday, I knew nothing about Basenjis. In fact, the only one I had ever seen was on TV showing off at the Westminster dog show. My impression was: “What a beautiful breed, how spirited; they must be so quiet to have around ... they don't bark!” (Of course, that was before I heard my first yodel.)

I decided I wanted to add one of these wonderful little dogs to my family of two rescue cats. Excited and full of hope, I contacted the Basenji rescue folks and found that a dog was available ... and only about 40 miles from my house. (sigh) It must be fate!
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