THIS DOG IS PENDING. Pending means this dog has tentatively found a home but the adoption has not yet been finalized. Though marked pending, you can still apply.

Shelby, a beautiful, active 10-year-old tricolor female Basenji is described by her Basenji experienced owner as a very typical Basenji. She likes walks, sleeping in bed with her people and sun bathing. However, Shelby does not like the other resident and foster dogs that have come into the home.

She likes to lie with her people while they are watching television. She used to sleep in bed with them until her arthritis began to bother her too much at night. She is on a drug called Galliprant that helps with the pain. Like a typical Basenji she will chew on a purse or tote bag handles if they are left lying around.

Shelby will barrooo to get your attention. She is very food motivated and will eat as long as food is made available. Shelby walks on a leash like a typical Basenji. She doesn’t pull, but weaves from side to side. She is great with people and shows no aggression. Animals of all kinds are another matter. She will chase cats and it is not playful behavior. She recently killed a resident cat. She has gotten into a nest of bunnies in the backyard and killed them, too. She does not like other dogs, especially other females. She does not ride in the car a lot, but is no trouble when she goes to the vet. She does like rawhide and antlers to chew. 

Shelby is house-trained.

If you can give Shelby a home where she can lie beside you when you settle in to watch television in the evening, and provide a soft bed and a few chews to keep her busy, she will in turn try to teach you not to leave purses and tote bags around where they should not be. To be considered for Shelby's new home, read the datasheet and complete the form which goes to her coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard.

If you think you could provide Shelby 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 Shelby.

There is an adoption fee of $175.00 for Shelby. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Shelby 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 SHELBY
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Shelby
Dog is currently in: Maryland
Birth date: 01/10/2010
Gender: Female
Color: Tricolor
Weight: 25 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: No

VACCINATIONS, MEDICAL TESTS, HEALTH INFORMATION
General health information: Slight arthritis; giving 20 milligrams Galliprant once a day.
DHLP: Yes, 03/16/2020
Parvovirus: No
Rabies: Yes, 03/18/2018 (3 year)
Rabies certificate: Yes
Coronavirus: Yes
Bordetella: Yes, 03/16/2020
Lyme Disease: Yes, 03/16/2020
Fecal: Yes, 03/16/2020
Heartworm: Yes, 03/16/2020, Negative
Regular heartworm given: No
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: No
Other tests: No
Other regular medication: Yes
Regular medication info: 20 milligrams Galliprant for arthritis pain

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Once a day
Type of food: Dry
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: Doesn't get a lot of table food except the occasional egg or grilled chicken.
Favorite foods: Loves egg and Chicken

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Very loving and vocal. Great with people, not good with other animals. Has a high prey drive, will eat and catch backyard critters.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Older
Lived with cats: Yes
Likes cats: No
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: No
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: No
House broken: Yes
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: No
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Yes
Screams: Yes
Dog sleeps where: Dog sleeps in kitchen in a big plush dog bed, has slept in bed with owner until arthritis would make her scream when stiff.
Other information: Shelby has attacked multiple times a female BRAT foster we have had, gets snarky with our Basenji mix. Shelby recently killed our cat. This is why we are rehoming her. She needs to be in a home where she is the only animal.
Time owned dog: 6 years
Reason for placement: My daughters were traumatized when she killed our cat. With that and the extreme aggression to our foster, we feel it is in the best interest for Shelby to be placed in a home where there are no other animals.
Placement deadline: ASAP
Dog crate included: Yes

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

There is an adoption fee of $175.00 for Shelby. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Shelby 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.