Tigger is an adorable, typical mischievous 17-month old brindle boy currently residing with his foster mom and dad in Florida. He is a highly energetic young dog with extreme confidence. He has a very sweet temperament once he’s awake and is very affectionate with both his foster parents. He loves food, but has not shown any food aggression though he can be a bit possessive with special treats. He’ll encourage you to hurry up when it is feeding time by counter surfing or trying to help himself to the bag of dog food. His mischievous nature also includes playing with toilet paper, Q-tips, and getting into unsecured trash. He has learned how to open doors by manipulating the door knob.

Tigger loves car rides and thinks every time the front door opens it’s time to go for a ride. He gets very excited about the prospect and  attempts to bolt out the door. As such, extreme caution should be taken when opening the door so he doesn’t escape! A secure yard is an absolute necessity.

Tigger hasn’t been around many children, but should do well with older, respectful kids who understand that while he’s very playful and energetic, he does not like to be woken up. Tigger is extremely grouchy when he first wakes up and may nip. As soon as he’s awake, he’s back to his bubbly personality. He has never been around cats or other house pets, but it is likely he would chase them. He gets along well with other dogs of either gender, both Basenjis and non-Basenjis. At home and at the dog park he loves to play with toys and he shares nicely. When he runs out of energy, he plops down wherever he is for a nap.

Tigger doesn’t quite understand what personal space is and he likes to cuddle up on your chest to show he missed you while you were gone. He loves to hear your voice. His foster mom plays lullabies for him on her phone, which she says he really enjoys. (LOL, foster mom will send his favorite playlist to his new home!)

Tigger is quite the mischief maker so he’s crated during the day when his foster family is at work. So far, he has not been destructive (as long as you limit access to trash, toilet paper, and keep the counters cleaned off!).

All in all, Tigger an adorable bundle of Basenji energy just waiting for his forever family to claim him. Since he has a strong desire to bolt through open doors, he will not be placed in a home with children younger than 13. He would do well in either a multi-dog household or as an only dog as long as he is given a lot of exercise and play time at home or at dog parks.

If you think you could provide Tigger with love, activity, and evening cuddle time, please read the data sheet below carefully, complete the BRAT adoption form (if you have not previously done so) and contact the BRAT coordinator, Melissa & Bob Ketterer.

The coordinator's link will take you to a form that will ask you your name, email address, the city and state you live in, why this dog is perfect for your family, a typical day in your household, and, if applicable, how you plan to transport Tigger.

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Tigger. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Tigger and future Basenjis in rescue. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. When indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.

ABOUT TIGGER
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Tigger
Dog is currently in: Florida
Gender: Male
Color: Brindle and White
Weight: 25 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes 5/23/2018
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: Yes
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: Yes
Fecal: Yes
Fecal test comments: Negative
Heartworm: Negative
Regular heartworm given: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, Clear/Normal

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Dry Kibble
Brand(s) of food: Mix of Rachel Ray Nutrish and Blue Buffalo
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: Haven't found anything yet.
Favorite foods: Everything you put in front of him.
Feeding instructions:   He'll help himself to the bag if you are tardy with dinner.

TEMPERAMENT
General Temperament: Extremely confident, fast, smart, willful, and playful. Loves playing with resident Basenjis and with other dogs at the dog park.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes
House broken: Partially – he will not go outside in the rain so potty pads are kept by the back door on rainy days.
Destructive indoors: No, but he likes to get into trash and toilet paper
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No, but he likes to counter-surf
Dog is an escape artist: He likes to try to escape out doors
Easily startled: Yes, make sure he's awake before touching him.
Wakes up grouchy: Yes
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Unknown
Yodels: Yes
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: In bed, on couch, or wherever he runs out of energy

If you are interested in Tigger, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Melissa & Bob Ketterer. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Tigger. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Tigger and future Basenjis in rescue. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. When indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.