Gypsy is a nine year-old black and white Basenji girl who came to BRAT along with 21 other Basenjis when the owner passed away. Gypsy is now up to date on all vetting needs and she is anxious to find her forever home.

Gypsy has become very fond of her foster mom, but she has failed to bond with the two female resident Basenjis. Her history with cats is unknown but we do know that she lived with multiple dogs. She would, however, based on her reactions in her foster home, do better as an only dog, or with a male playmate.

Gypsy is fed separately from the other dogs in the home. If left with them, she goes to their bowls and growls. When she is corrected, she will take her bowl and jump onto the couch to eat. She has learned to sit and wait until her name is called before she gets her treat. She will also sit and wait for her food.

If you are interested in a Basenji girl who will likely become very attached to you and you can give her cuddle time and continue to assist her to become even better than she already is, please read the data sheet below carefully, complete the BRAT adoption form (if you have not previously done so) and contact the BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard.

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 Gypsy.

There is an adoption fee of $350.00 for Gypsy. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Gypsy 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 GYPSY
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Gypsy
Dog is currently in: Virginia
Birth date: 2009
Gender: Female
Color: Black and white
Weight: 30 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes, 02/15/2018
Rabies certificate: Yes 
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes, 03/07/2018
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: Yes, 02/28/2018
Fecal test comments: Negative
Heartworm: Yes, 02/28/2018, Negative 
Regular heartworm given: Yes, 05/01/2018
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, negative 
Other regular medication: Heartworm preventive monthly 

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: 2XDay 
Type of food: Both 
Begs for food: Yes 

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Very sweet girl. Starting to interact with my other Basenjis in her foster home. Very attached to foster mom.
Lived with children: Unknown
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: Unknown
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes 
Likes dogs: Yes, but does not bond with females.
Prefers men or women: Unknown
Likes strangers: No 
Nips (playfully): No 
Bites (in anger): No 
Crate trained: Unknown
House broken: Yes 
Destructive indoors: No 
Destructive outdoors: No 
Dog is a climber: No 
Dog is an escape artist: No 
Easily startled: No 
Wakes up grouchy: No 
Rides well in car: Yes 
Gets carsick: No 
Rides in crate: Unknown
Yodels: No 
Screams: No 
Dog sleeps where: With foster mom and other Basenjis in bed.
Reason for placement: Breeder (owner) passed away.

If you are interested in Gypsy, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $350.00 for Gypsy. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Gypsy 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.