Before you read on, please note: Tracker will not be placed in a home too far beyond the Sacramento, CA area. He will not be placed in a home with small children. And only folks with Basenji experience should apply!

My name is Tracker. I’m looking for a special home that can give me lots of love and attention and can help me to be the best dog I can be through gentle training and lots of patience. With that said, I will only be placed in a home with previous Basenji experience. I could live with a doggie companion – a friend could be good for me – but we’d have to meet first to check compatibility.

I tend to get mouthy when excited, so young kids will not be a good fit for me. Older teens will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Counter surfing is my specialty, so care must be taken not to leave around food or dangerous objects that I could reach on my tip toes. I’m also a master escape artist and I can even open doors with lever type handles.

My doggie socializing skills are getting better. Introductions to new dogs should always be done slowly and with supervision, as I can be dominate at times. I still get excited seeing other dogs while walking or riding in the car past them, so I will need help learning to be calmer in these instances.

I don’t ride well in the car without someone next to me. I get nervous and scared. Currently, I need to be restrained to not jump over the seats (or out a lowered window or open door), but my foster family is working hard on this.

Crates…well…we are working on that, too. I don’t like being left alone and had issues with this in my last home. Hopefully, having humans around or a buddy will help solve this issue.

The best home for me would also be one that has a secured yard and where I get lots of walks.

Since I can’t be crated, flying is out of the question. Priority will be given to those who live on the west coast and can pick me up by car.

If you think you could provide Tracker 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, Sabina Knight.

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 Tracker.

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Tracker. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Tracker 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 TRACKER
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Tracker
Dog is currently in: Folsom, CA
Birth date: 07/08/2020
Gender: Male
Color: Black and White
Weight: 23 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes 
Identification Information: Chip #98102003980649

HEALTH INFORMATION VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
General health information: Healthy
DHLP: Yes 3/6/2021
Parvovirus: Yes 3/6/2021
Rabies: Yes 3/6/2021
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: Yes
Fecal: Yes
Heartworm: Yes 12/28/2021
Regular heartworm given: Heartgard Plus 0-25 lbs (blue)
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, negative
Other regular medication: 1/03/2022 Nexgard 10.1-24# (blue)

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Acana Singles Beef and Pumpkin
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: None, picky eater
Favorite foods: Cheese
Feeding instructions: 2/3 cup twice a day; morning and evening, before walks.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Very loving, cuddle bug. Prey instinct is strong. Will chase cats, squirrels, deer, cows, has chased a bear. Because he is a puppy that likes to use his mouth, introductions to other dogs must be well supervised. When he is excited, he gets mouthy. Gets excited when meeting dogs on walks. Vet Techs said he was a very good boy during blood draw and anal gland expressing. Best Basenji they’ve worked with! 
Lived with children: Yes, older children 
Likes children: Yes
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: No
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): Yes
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Work in progress.
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: Yes
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: Yes
Dog is an escape artist: Yes, can open doors that have lever handles. Keep doors locked (or replace handles).
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: No
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Yes
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: In bed with us.
Other information: He loves to snuggle and be with his people always. Running makes him too excited and he starts biting his leash. After walks he wants to play. Would recommend quiet time to bring his excitement level down after the walk as he gets nippy/mouthy when excited. Play can be at another time. Have a toy to redirect puppy mouthiness. Trying to exercises him to tired has the opposite effect. Nervous rider in car. Must sit with a person in the back seat of car. Must be restrained. Will jump over seats.

If you are interested in Tracker, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Sabina Knight. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $400.00 for Tracker. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Tracker 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.