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 heartworm, DNA 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. READ MORE ABOUT US »

Donate to Fanconi Testing

Fanconi testing is crucial to the health and well being of Basenjis. We depend on the generosity of our donors to help save Basenjis who deserve a second chance at a great life. We need your help more than ever! Please consider making an extra donation to BRAT to help cover the additional expense of life-saving DNA Fanconi testing. Help us test the dogs. DONATE NOW »

FEATURED BRAT

When you ask Paulie’s foster parents if he is an affectionate Basenji, they will say, “Yes, very much so!” with capital letters. Paulie is so sweet that if you let him get cuddly with you, he will do it instantly. This gorgeous, tricolor, senior Basenji has a great, calm personality. He is a savvy senior who knows that staying calm in most situations is better than getting stressed. READ MORE »

BRAT Links Page

New on our links page is a list of Regional Basenji Clubs. We also list other Basenji sites and a comprehensive list of where to start finding trainers and behavior help, where to find health information, how to find a lost pet, and two lure coursing links. We hope you find these resources helpful. VISIT THE PAGE NOW »

Maintaining Those Pearly Whites

In the dim, dark days of dog ownership, back when I was growing up in the '50s, our dogs ran free and lived on table scraps and Kennel Ration. READ MORE »

Visit BRAT's new CafePress shop

We have an all-new and redesigned CafePress shop that we think you'll love. Look cool and support BRAT by shopping for t-shirts and more, all emblazoned with the beautiful BRAT logo, now in color, black, or white. SHOP NOW »

Basenji Quirks

Basenjis do some very peculiar things that may seem unremarkable at first blush, especially if you have had some experience with other sighthounds. When you see all these quirks together in one dog, however, you discover the uniquely lovable personality of the Basenji! READ MORE »

The Good, Bad, and Ugly

On this page of the website, we explore just how ugly, bad, and good the Basenji can be. This is a must read for anyone considering adopting this breed. READ MORE »

The Kong-sicle

Dogs like to chew. But some products aren't good for them. Or, treats can be too rich. Enter the Kong-sicle! The ones pictured above are stuffed with premium canned food and set upright in shot glasses before they go in the freezer. More recipes at Kong's website. »

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