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: 4/4/2021 9:04:31 AM (Pacific time)


Red and White Male
Texas PENDING 04/04/2021

Meet Major, a sweet and handsome six-year-old male Basenji. Major came into BRAT after his owner passed away. The loss and the resulting total lifestyle change have been a lot for Major to handle, but with the loving and patient care he’s had with his foster, he has begun to relax and adjust to his new life and is looking forward to settling in to a loving forever home. Read More »


Tricolor Female
Texas PENDING 04/01/2021

Bella is either a dog that acts like a cat, or a cat that looks like a dog. If your ideal Basenji loves to nap in a sunny window, adores having her ears scratched, generally likes to keep to herself, and enjoys trying to run out open doors, then Bella might be the Basenji for you! Read More »