Ranger is a pup in progress. This adorable, wild child needs a Basenji savvy family that can train him. And he will only be placed in a home with a young, female dog who is up to the challenge. If there is more than one playmate, Ranger can sometimes become mouthy to the other dogs either because he’s vying for attention or he’s over stimulated. A loud, stern “No” or “Knock it off” seems to work to bring his excitement level down!

Ranger’s new home must have a secure yard and he must be allowed to run and wrestle to his heart’s content with his playmates. This guy needs a lot of exercise! Ground rules for Ranger must be set and followed through by all family members so that Ranger stays well behaved and happy. You will know he is unhappy when he has a rare pee accident and acts defiant. Quiet time is needed if he becomes over stimulated. Simple sitting on the couch and being cuddled works well. Talking to him in a calm, positive manner also works.

Ranger does not like to be left alone without any playmates. He would be destructive and make a mess. With playmates, he can be left loose and the house will be intact when you get home. Except for the house plants; he loves to nibble on them. He will still make some noises until he thinks you are gone.   

This pup has the potential to be a great dog. He just needs some attention and patience. Ranger loves to cuddle with his humans. He has no qualms about sleeping on top of another dog just to be near you.

Ranger was really good at the vet’s office. Only when it came time for the blood work, he squirmed a lot.

Ranger loves walking and will pull a little to catch up to the other dogs. If you are up for a self-help project, Ranger may be your boy. To apply for Ranger, you must have a fenced yard, one playmate, Basenji experience, dog savvy kids over 5 (optional), and be willing to driving at least three hours as he cannot fly.

If you think you could provide Ranger 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, Beth Schmidt.

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 Ranger.

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Ranger. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Ranger 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. Seniors over 10 get a senior panel. 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 RANGER
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Ranger
Dog is currently in: Illinois
Birth date: 12/20/2015
Gender: Male
Color: Red & White
Weight: 14 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: 3/06/2017

HEALTH INFORMATION
VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS

DHLP: Yes, 03/02/2017
Rabies: Yes, 03/2/02/17
Rabies certificate: Yes
Bordetella: Yes, 03/02/2017
Fecal: Yes, 03/02/2017
Fecal test comments: Negative
Heartworm: Yes, 03/02/2017, Negative
Regular heartworm given: Yes, 03/03/2017
DNA test for Fanconi: Pending
Other tests: Blood Test

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: 2XDay
Type of food: Dry and Wet
Brand(s) of food: Anything
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: No
Favorite foods: All
Feeding instructions: Must eat supervised. ½ cup with a tablespoon of meat. He will kick other dogs out of their food dishes or start fights to get the good stuff.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Does not like being left alone by himself. Will be really noisy and destructive if left alone. Does best with other dogs and the TV on. Real cuddle buddy. Loves to play but does not know how to share his toys. He never had to before. Walks pretty good on a leash. He is a work in progress. Still in puppy mode. May chew on furniture and other items as still has some baby teeth. Jumps on counters. Is defensive if cornered or if you are coming at him angrily. Lived with children: No
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Only in foster home. Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No, only if he feels he is being cornered or afraid. Crate trained: Yes
House broken: Yes. Has accidents when he is rebelling or needs attention. Plenty of exercise will prevent this. Destructive indoors: Yes – when left by himself. With other dogs, he is ok. Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: Yes
Dog is an escape artist: Yes
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: No – Is really noisy in the crate. Needs music playing. Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes
Yodels: Yes
Screams: Unknown
Dog sleeps where: Prefers in the bed. Is crate trained but does not like to be stuck in there unless necessary. He will be rebel if crated too much. Other information: Can make small bark noises. 
Reason for placement: Separation anxiety and is very noisy/destructive if left by himself. Did not like his second home. Fine in foster.  

If you are interested in Ranger, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Beth Schmidt. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Ranger. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Ranger 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. Seniors over 10 get a senior panel and, 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.