Meet Baby, a nine and a half year old black and white female Basenji who is extremely loving and sweet. Her foster mom describes her as very vocal, and says that Baby baroos more than any Basenji she has known. She thrives on lots of attention and cuddling! This girl was surrendered to BRAT after her human of many years passed away. Some of her favorite things include chicken jerky treats, watching the world through the window, cuddling, and lots of petting.

Baby is a laid back, very well rounded girl. She never had any formal obedience training, but she does know commands sit, come, and watch. She loves to go for walks, and used to walk two miles morning and night in her original home. She walks very well on leash, though she occasionally pulls when she gets excited by passing animals, like squirrels and birds.

Baby would do well in many different types of homes. She was raised around kids, and does well meeting strangers. During her BRAT evaluation, Baby was not at all apprehensive about meeting her evaluator. She happily took treats from him and wanted to receive lots of attention and pets. She lived as the only dog in her original home, but has done well getting along with her foster’s multiple dogs. She gets along well with most dogs, provided they are not overly dominant or aggressive. Baby does occasionally give chase to cats, but she doesn’t actively seek them out. A home with a Basenji-savvy cat would be considered.

So far, Baby has not been a destructive Basenji. Both in her previous home and in her foster home, she is left uncrated when the humans leave. She loves to pass the time laying in front of her foster’s big, bay window, watching the world outside. Baby is not a super playful girl, as she tends to get bored with it and much prefers to be rubbed and petted.

She does have a thyroid condition, and she needs to be given thyroid medication twice a day. She is crate trained, but has had to relearn housebreaking in her foster home. She is improving, and down to a minimal number of accidents. Her adopter will have to be prepared for the possibility that her housebreaking may continue to need work. Baby dislikes car rides, so long distance adoptions will not be considered.

If you are looking for a sweet, vocal, well rounded pup who you can give lots of snuggles to, Baby might be the girl you’re looking for!

If you think you could provide Baby 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, Kelsey Brown.

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 Baby.

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Baby. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Baby 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. Seniors over 10 get a senior panel. 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 BABY
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Baby
Dog is currently in: Massachusetts
Birth date: 12/09/2007
Gender: Female
Color: Black and White
Weight: 31.5 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: 5/26/2017
Parvovirus: 5/26/2017
Rabies: 5/26/2017
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: 5/26/2017
Lyme Disease: 5/26/2017
Fecal test: No
Heartworm: 5/26/2017
Regular heartworm given: Yes
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: Pending
Other tests: Free T4 and CBC
More information about tests: Thyroid levels regularly checked
Other regular medication: Yes
Regular medication info: 2 thyroid pills daily – 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening

EATING HABITS 
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Both
Brand(s) of food: Fresh Pet and Turkey Meat
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: None
Favorite foods: Chicken jerky

TEMPERAMENT 
Temperament description: Very sweet! Baby grew up around young children, and is comfortable meeting strangers. She's a laid back, loveable, and a well behaved Basenji.
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: Yes
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: Will passively give chase.
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: Yes
Prefers men or women: No preference
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes
House broken: Yes, but did backslide and needed to relearn in her foster home.
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: No
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: Yes
Yodels: Yes
Screams: No
Dog sleeps where: In human's bed or on the couch.
Other: Baby's housebreaking has improved greatly, though she still has occasional mishaps. Baby does love to counter surf!

If you are interested in Baby, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Kelsey Brown. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $250.00 for Baby. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Baby 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. Seniors over 10 get a senior panel and, 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.