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

I would like to introduce Koby, an 11-year-old tricolor Basenji boy who is looking for that special someone. Koby came from a home where he was loved by his humans but could not get along with his fur mom any longer. When Koby initially came into BRAT to foster, he was not altered or housetrained. Between neuter surgery and diligent work and love, Koby now goes outside to potty! READ MORE »

BRAT's Helpful Links

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 »

Visit BRAT's 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 »

BRAT's 2018 CALENDAR IS NOW ON SALE!

The wait for the latest and greatest edition of BRAT's always-spectacular calendar is over! We are delighted to announce that it is now on sale! Our biggest fund raiser of the year, the calendar is jam-packed with adorable photos of our favorite curly-tailed companions, submitted and voted on by volunteers, adopters, and friends of BRAT. ORDER 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. »

Follow us:   

Get a replacement BRAT ID tag. Order a lost tag or a second tag for a special collar. Give us the tag number, donate $5 and we'll send you a shiny new tag! ORDER HERE »

You shop. Amazon gives. One our most popular and profitable affiliate programs, BRAT receives a percentage of your Amazon purchases from the AmazonSmile Foundation. FIND OUT MORE »

Get a great publication & help BRAT. Whole Dog Journal is an ad-free monthly magazine dedicated to all things dog. FIND OUT MORE »

Go for a walk & help BRAT. Install the app, select Tennessee, select Basenji Rescue and Transport, and off you go! FIND OUT MORE »

Walk at least once a week, any distance, to help BRAT. As of November 09, 2017, 227 people walked 28,389 times for a total of 35,134 miles. WOW!

Rescue Work is Ongoing, Never Ending ... and Costly

All Basenjis in our care receive basic veterinary care. But in some cases they need more expensive medical treatment, temperament modification, and long term foster care. Our adoption fees are reasonable and rarely cover our costs. This is why we depend on the generosity of people like you to help us stay alive and well. MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION NOW »