If you're serious about adopting a Basenji from BRAT, be sure to visit our application to adopt a Basenji page. After you've submitted this application, explore the listings below. In each listing, you will find the coordinator's name that links to a contact form. You will need to contact the dog's coordinator in each listing.

We encourage you to fill out an application to adopt, even if there are currently no dogs listed in your state. We may have dogs that will be available soon, but are in various stages of our intake process. Sometimes when we have a dog that needs emergency placement, we check our applicant database to find a pre-approved home that matches the dog's needs.

Our goal is to make the perfect match between your home and the Basenji. This can be challenging, so please be patient.

Each rescue will be fully vetted. This includes spay and neuter, vaccines, flea preventative if appropriate, DNA testing purebreds under 10 for Fanconi syndrome, fecal testing and deworming if necessary, heartworm testing, and recommended dental work. All dogs over 10 get a senior panel. Also, when indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies.

The dogs are also temperament evaluated. Please note that BRAT charges an adoption fee to cover all expenses incurred in our rescue program. The adoption fee will vary depending on the age and health of the dog. The adoption fee is listed within the dog's posting.

NOTE! Be sure to fill out our application to adopt form. Our coordinators often choose prospective adopters from our applicant database before listing the dog here. After you have filled out our adoption form, apply for any and all dogs that interest you. The Pending notations mean that the coordinator of the dog has tentatively found the dog a home but is still taking applications.

Basenji listings last updated: 5/11/2024 8:20:18 AM (Pacific time)


Red & White Male

Gunner is a very sweet and handsome 12–14-month-old, red and white, male Basenji. He is curious about people, dogs, and scents but is still a little jumpy around new sounds. Although shy around men he quickly connected to his foster mom and has become her shadow around the house. His foster family has been exposing him to new people, places, scents, and sounds to boost his confidence. Read More »


Tricolor Female
Illinois, NEW 04/24/2024

Belle is shy at first so this little beauty will need time to get to know her new family. Once she knows you, she will show her true personality and be at your side or on your lap demanding attention. She has a sweet but sassy way about her but this only adds to her character. Be aware that Belle needs some serious exercise with an active playmate. Read More »


Red & White Male
Indiana, NEW 04/24/2024

Allow us to introduce you to Woody, affectionately known as Mr. Handsome. Woody, a charming two-year-old, celebrates his birthday on Christmas and eagerly anticipates receiving two gifts. Woody enjoys short, routine walks, and deviating from his schedule can make him feel anxious. To ensure his safety, his foster parent walks him with double leashes and outfits him with both a martingale collar and a 3-point harness, as Woody tends to try to escape during walks. Read More »