Nala is a beautiful deep red and white, five-year-old Basenji female. She has been well cared for and has learned to be a very good girl. Nala is not destructive inside or out and has not been tempted by tissues or papers.

Nala was taken in by a couple when her owners divorced and each went in a different direction, each unwilling to take Nala along. For two years she has stayed with that couple but they found themselves in a situation where it did not really work to keep Nala because she needed more exercise than she was getting and the neighbors cats were tempting game; Nala wanted to chase them. When denied, she was not happy and she would scream and cry when she was crated to protect the cats. 

She is almost a perfect little girl. She is crate trained, likes everyone, and enjoys hanging out with the Basenji boys in her foster home. She is said to dislike female dogs, so her new home should be one without any other females of any breed. Nala will wander in and out of her crate during the day if the door is left open. She does enjoy a Kong stuffed with peanut butter which she occasionally finds in her crate. She has learned when it is time for sleep it is also time for her Greenie and she has come to expect that each night.

Nala likes to sit beside her person and be petted and she likes to roll over on her back for tummy rubs. She gets a bit closer to being a little lap dog all the time. She does need to continue an exercise routine so she can regain her girlish waistline. She likes people food but has been denied it in her foster home. She does get a bite of chicken breast on her food twice daily. She will stand beside the table and beg with her eyes and occasionally she will put her feet up onto a person's leg. If crated during people meal time, she will cry and scream. However, when it is doggy food time, she goes willingly into her crate and eats peacefully.

When she needs to go out, she will either use the dog door or go to the door and wait. If in her crate, she will whine when it is time to go out, usually about 20-30 minutes after eating. She likes to go for walks and likes most Basenjis. On leash, she can be either easy or pull, depending on her mood or what she might see that looks interesting. In the foster home, Nala sleeps in her crate, but previously she slept with her owner and she would willingly do that again.

If you have been waiting for an almost perfect little Basenji girl, Nala is probably about as close as you will ever find. Nala has been DNA tested for Fanconi and is negative/clear. She just wants love, exercise and an occasional bite of people food.

If you think you could provide Nala 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, Linda Webb-Hilliard.

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 Nala.

There is an adoption fee of $325.00 for Nala. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Nala 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 NALA
Dog is a: Purebred 
Dog's name: Nala
Dog is currently in: Kentucky
Birth date: 12/26/2013
Gender: Female
Color: Red and White
Weight: 21 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes 
Tattooed: Yes (blue line on belly)
Micro-chipped: Yes 
Identification Information: 24 hour pet watch have tag and paperwork

HEALTH INFORMATION, VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes
Parvovirus: Yes
Rabies: Yes
Rabies certificate: Yes 
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: Yes
Heartworm: Yes, Negative 
Regular heartworm given: Yes, 8/1/2019
Urine tested for Fanconi: Yes
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, Clear
Other regular medication: No 

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day 
Type of food: Dry with a bit of chicken or beef 
Brand(s) of food: Nutro, Lamb and Rice, small bites
Begs for food: Yes, with her eyes
Food dislikes: None known
Favorite foods: Anything
Feeding instructions: Daily allotment, divided for two feedings.

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Absolutely does not get along with female dogs, huge prey drive for cats, squirrels etc. Outside will bolt.
Lived with children: Yes 
Likes children: Unknown
Lived with cats: Unknown
Likes cats: No 
Lived with dogs: Yes 
Likes dogs: Yes 
Prefers men or women: Either 
Likes strangers: Yes 
Nips (playfully): No 
Bites (in anger): No 
Crate trained: Yes 
House broken: Yes 
Destructive indoors: No 
Destructive outdoors: No 
Dog is a climber: Yes 
Dog is an escape artist: Yes 
Easily startled: Yes 
Wakes up grouchy: Yes 
Rides well in car: Yes 
Gets carsick: No 
Rides in crate: No 
Yodels: Yes 
Screams: Yes 
Dog sleeps where: Previously in owners' bed. In crate in foster home.
Other information: Will bolt when outside, have a crate but she hates it, that's when she screams if left for too long.
Dog crate included: Yes metal medium size

If you are interested in Nala, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $325.00 for Nala. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Nala 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.