Django is a dominant male who could benefit from a female playmate that respects his boundaries. A secured yard is a must for this boy as he loves to run and play in the great outdoors. Django is an absolute joy as far as fosters go. His nickname is "little shadow" because he follows his foster mom everywhere and gets terribly upset when he can see or hear her but cannot get to her.

He is a big time cuddler. If you are in bed or on the couch, he will jump up right in your lap for a little nap or scratches. He is very affectionate and enjoys playing with his Basenji foster sister. He has a lot of energy for an eight-year-old Basenji.

Django needs a Basenji safe home that has a good routine as he thrives on a schedule. This boy is very smart and would benefit from positive reinforcement training. Django has just learned how to sit, shake, and lay down. He is working on his hardest trick, "stay". If there is an open door you are going out of, he is very motivated to follow.

He loves walks and hikes. As with most Basenjis, Django does pull on his leash and has an extremely high prey drive.

As an older Basenji, he usually gets snarky when he is sleeping, or another dog or child is playing too rough with him. He also has possession issues which his foster is working on. With that said, he will not be placed in a home with children under 14.

Django loves all food. The only problem is he has very few teeth. Because of this, he is fed soft treats and softer food with warm water and a little bit of wet food. He loves this. As a true Basenji, he is a beggar and has a sensitive tummy with gas when eating certain foods. I would encourage his new home to keep him on the specific food he is currently on.

Due to his lack of teeth, Django does a lot of lip smacking and shows his two front teeth quite often. He is not a huge fan of having his mouth touched. This boy really likes soft ropes and toys to throw around and shake. These are easy toys for him to play with with his limited teeth.

He loves sleeping in a human’s bed or he occasionally sleep on the couch. He really loves blankets and burrowing under covers.

When tired, Django also can be quite grumpy when he is woken up or asked to move from a comfy spot. He makes some of the cutest old man noises when he is playing with his foster sister and can be a huge grumbler when he doesn’t get his way. He is a huge fan of grooming her when they are resting or cuddling together. Humans get groomed as well.

Django is not crated in the house – he stays out with his foster sister – and is fine being loose and is not destructive. It is unknown how he is by himself.

Django can NOT be flown and does NOT do well in a car; he would need to be sedated for long drives.

Do you have room in your heart for an older dog that is full of life?

If you think you could provide Django 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, Sabina Knight.

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 Django.

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Django. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Django 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.

DJANGO
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Django
Dog is currently in: Utah
Birth date: 12/01/2012
Gender: Male
Color: Tricolor
Weight: 26 pounds
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Tattooed: No
Micro-chipped: Yes

HEALTH INFORMATION
General health information: Healthy; though missing some teeth due to no fault of his own.

VACCINATIONS AND MEDICAL TESTS
DHLP: Yes
Parvovirus: Yes, due 7/19/21
Rabies: Yes, due 7/19/21
Rabies certificate: No
Coronavirus: No
Bordetella: Yes
Lyme Disease: No
Fecal: No
Heartworm: Yes, negative 2019
Regular heartworm given: No
Urine tested for Fanconi: No
DNA test for Fanconi: Yes, awaiting results
Other tests: No
More information about tests:
Other regular medication: No

EATING HABITS
Eating schedule: Twice a day
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Whole Earth Farms Small Breed Grain-Free Pork, Beef & Lamb
Begs for food: Yes
Food dislikes: None
Favorite foods: Chicken and his dry dog food
Feeding instructions: 3/4 cup per feeding

TEMPERAMENT
Temperament description: Grumpy old man with happy moments, loves to cuddle
Lived with children: Yes
Likes children: Older
Lived with cats: Yes
Likes cats: Unknown
Lived with dogs: Yes, in foster home
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: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: Yes
Wakes up grouchy: Yes
Rides well in car: No – He would need sedation for a long car transport.
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Yodels: Unknown
Screams: Unknown
Dog sleeps where: Wherever he likes
Other information: Would do best in a home with kids 14 years and older. Likes to sleep either in bed with you or on a big pile of blankets.
Dog crate included: Large dog crate

If you are interested in Django, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Sabina Knight. Thank you!

There is an adoption fee of $300.00 for Django. This fee is used for the extensive costs associated with vetting and otherwise caring for Django 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.