Jordy is a handsome and healthy 10-year-old tricolor boy who needs a special home. He can be a handful or the sweetest boy ever, enjoying belly rubs and playing gently.

Jordy needs a canine companion and will only be placed with another dog as he does not do well at home alone and becomes destructive. In his new home, he may demand more than his share of his human’s attention until he feels secure. This may cause some friction between the dog(s) but once they settle in and adjust to the new kid in the house they will be fine.

Jordy likes to spindance for his meals. He also likes to steal food from other dogs’ bowls, so mealtime supervision is a must. Since he was switched to scheduled twice-a-day feedings from free feeding, he does not like anyone touching his bowl while he is eating. (Jordy is overweight because he doesn’t do well with free feeding; he is not a good self-regulator!) And, he doesn’t take treats politely – preferring to take your fingers with the treat – so you will need to work on this. In typical Basenji style, he loves to counter surf for paper to shred or food to steal, so everything must be moved back from the edge.

Jordy does not like noise and chaos. He needs a calm and positive environment or he becomes sassy, nervous, and insecure. That said, Jordy will not be placed in a home with children due to the noise and chaos they are known to make. If Jordy feels frightened or gets stepped on, he will nip. Also, there is his tendency to steal food and lunge at little fingers.

This boy hates being crated and riding in the car. It brings out the worst in him and he becomes a stressed and agitated passenger, crying non-stop. With this in mind, he will only be placed within the Illinois tri-state area.

His new owners must be aware that Jordy is an excessive leash puller. He needs someone who will work on his leash manners. As for sits and downs, he gets those mixed up some times.

His new home will be a single house or trailer where there are no children. A dog companion is a must, preferably a dominant female. The owner must be experienced with dog anxieties and training. After Jordy has time to settle in, he is a great loving dog and playful with other dogs. Please consider Jordy as your new canine companion.

If you think you could provide Jordy 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, Beth Schmidt.

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 Jordy.

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Jordy. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Jordy 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 THIS BRAT DOG
Dog's name: Jordy
Dog is currently in: Illinois
Birth date: 01/06/2014
Gender: Male
Color: Tricolor
Weight: 38 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION, VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
Notes: Jordy needs to drop a few pounds. Like a lot of senior dogs, he also has multiple fatty tumors.
DHLP: Yes, 07/29/2025
Rabies: Yes, 08/11/2024
Rabies certificate: Yes
Bordetella: Yes, 09/07/2024
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: Yes, 11/2023
Fecal test comments: Negative for worms
Heartworm: Yes, 09/07/2023, negative
Regular heartworm given: Monthly
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, Clear/Normal
More information about tests: Senior Bloodwork

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Kibble twice a day; treats twice a day.
Type of food: Dry/Wet mix
Brand(s) of food: Multi
Begs for food: Yes, and steals food
Food dislikes: Unknown 
Favorite foods: All
Feeding instructions: ½ cup dry and 1 tablespoon of meat with a splash of water.

TEMPERAMENT
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Older
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Most
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: No, he must be allowed to approach on his own.
Nips: Yes. If he is scared, you try to take his full food bowl, or step on him. He does not like it when you give him attitude. He will give it right back.
Bites (in anger): No.
Crate trained: No
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: Yes, when left alone. He is not destructive when he has a buddy.
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: Sometimes
Rides well in car: No, cries the whole time.
Gets carsick: Will poo and pee in crate.
Rides in crate: Yes, but screams the whole time.
Yodels: No
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: Dog bed or sofa. In human bed, he can only be with one person.
Dog crate included: Yes, medium.

If you are interested in Jordy, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Beth Schmidt. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Jordy. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Jordy 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.