If you're serious about adopting a Basenji from BRAT, be sure to visit our application to adopt a Basenji page. After you've submitted this application, explore the listings below. In each listing, you will find the coordinator's name that links to a contact form. You will need to contact the dog's coordinator in each listing.

We encourage you to fill out an application to adopt, even if there are currently no dogs listed in your state. We may have dogs that will be available soon, but are in various stages of our intake process. Sometimes when we have a dog that needs emergency placement, we check our applicant database to find a pre-approved home that matches the dog's needs.

Our goal is to make the perfect match between your home and the Basenji. This can be challenging, so please be patient.

Each rescue will be fully vetted. This includes spay and neuter, vaccines, flea preventative if appropriate, DNA testing purebreds under 10 for Fanconi syndrome, fecal testing and deworming if necessary, heartworm testing, and recommended dental work. All dogs over 10 get a senior panel. Also, when indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies.

The dogs are also temperament evaluated. Please note that BRAT charges an adoption fee to cover all expenses incurred in our rescue program. The adoption fee will vary depending on the age and health of the dog. The adoption fee is listed within the dog's posting.

Consider adopting a Basenji mix. Though these mixes are not BRAT-owned dogs—you will need to contact the shelter, rescue group or individual directly—there are some cutie pies posted here that are waiting for loving and permanent homes. Visit our Basenji mix page.

NOTE! Be sure to fill out our application to adopt form. Our coordinators often choose prospective adopters from our applicant database before listing the dog here. After you have filled out our adoption form, apply for any and all dogs that interest you. The Pending notations mean that the coordinator of the dog has tentatively found the dog a home but is still taking applications.

Basenji listings last updated: 1/23/2022 2:36:41 PM (Pacific time)


Black and White Male
California, NEW 01/01/2022

My name is Tracker. I’m looking for a special home that can give me lots of love and attention and can help me to be the best dog I can be through gentle training and lots of patience. With that said, I will only be placed in a home with previous Basenji experience. I could live with a doggie companion – a friend could be good for me – but we’d have to meet first to check compatibility. Read More »


Tricolor and White Male
Connecticut, NEW 01/17/2022

Larry is a petite four-year-old tricolor Basenji male currently located in Connecticut. Foster mom and previous owners describe him as a very energetic, loving, sweet, cuddly Basenji. Larry is being rehomed due to his owners’ living in a very urban city setting and Larry nipping the legs of whoever is near or holding the leash whenever other dogs are encountered on walks; which was constantly in their city setting. Read More »


Red and White Male
Illinois, PENDING 01/23/2022

Bass (pronounced “Base”) is a nine-year-old red and white Basenji male currently located in IL. Foster mom and previous owners describe him as a very loving, calm, sweet, cuddly Basenji. He has not been crate-trained, but possibly could be if properly introduced. Bass loves city life, is very well-mannered on a leash for a Basenji, and will use puppy pee pads if he needs to be left alone for more than a few hours. Read More »


Brindle and White Male

Winston Bishop is a handsome brindle boy who needs an experienced home and a playmate. He loves going for walks and wrestling with his coonhound friend and the other Basenjis. Winston loves chasing the birds, squirrels, and bunnies. We have a doggie door, and he knows to use it. He has not destroyed anything in the house except for a box of Kleenex. Read More »


Brindle/Saddleback and White Female
Texas, NEW 01/14/2022

Introducing Brinde! If you are looking for a Basenji who will snuggle under the blanket with you and keep you warm, Brinde is ready to jump on your bed and stretch out beside you. This nine-year-old girl loves long walks, napping in the sun, and looking out the window from her foster’s second-floor apartment. On walks, she is keen to meet everyone and she lets them pet her after she’s given them a thorough sniff to make sure they check out as dog lovers. Read More »


Red and White Male
Texas, PENDING 12/03/2021

Meet Harley, a smart and handsome purebred red and white Basenji who loves attention! Harley is a very sociable and playful Basenji who loves going up to adult strangers for pets and hugs. He has charmed almost every veterinary technician and adult human he has met with his dashing good looks and generous tail-wagging. Read More »

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