Tyson is a red and white male who is 15 years young and currently living in Florida. He is a mellow boy; he likes everyone and makes friends easily with people and dogs. He rides well in the car and is generally a Basenji dream come true. His new best friend in his foster home is a five-year-old Chihuahua – they get a real kick out of each other.

Tyson came in to rescue intact and he has been neutered. He should be ready to go to his forever home by the time applicants are screened and approved. He also had a dental and has no issues with his teeth. He is a healthy and happy boy. He is an older guy but he still has a lot of spirit.

He was known as an escape artist so a secure door and yard are a must for this boy. He does not like to be crated for long periods, but he is not destructive given adequate exercise so this shouldn’t be an issue. But as stated he is a very young 15 and does need an outlet for his energy and curiosity.

An ideal home for this boy would include access to a safe and secure backyard and a little buddy to play with. He’d love a dog bed for afternoon naps. Someone is going to get a great dog when they take him home.

Preference will be given to homes within driving distance to Florida.

If you think you could provide Tyson 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, Kim Robinson.

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 Tyson.

There is an adoption fee of $30.00 for Tyson. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Tyson 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 THE DOG
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Tyson
Dog is currently in: Florida
Birth date: 02/10/2005
Gender: Male
Color: Red and White
Weight: 20 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes
Pet shop dog: Yes

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes, 01/18/2020
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: Yes
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: Yes
Fecal: No
Heartworm: No
Regular heartworm given: No
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: No
Other tests: No
Other regular medication: No

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Unknown
Type of food: Wet
Begs for food: No

TEMPERAMENT
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: Yes
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: No
House broken: No
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: Yes
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Yes
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: Outside in bed

If you are interested in Tyson, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Kim Robinson. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $30.00 for Tyson. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Tyson 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.