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.

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: 11/16/2017 11:42:52 AM (Pacific time)


Adult Tricolor Male
Florida, NEW 11/01/2017

Hello everyone! I would like to introduce Koby, an 11-year-old tricolor Basenji boy who is looking for that special someone. Koby came from a home where he was loved by his humans but could not get along with his fur mom any longer. Read More »


Adult Trindle & White Male
Illinois, NEW 11/16/2017

Goober is a little guy with a big personality! He is seven years old, but still acts like a young dog. He is sweet and cuddly, and can even be quite pushy about it. If Goober wants to be petted, he will let you know by pushing his head up into your hand. Goober loves people and likes to play with other dogs. Read More »


Young Red & White Male

Ranger is a pup in progress. This adorable, wild child needs a Basenji savvy family that can train him. And he will only be placed in a home with a young, female dog who is up to the challenge. If there is more than one playmate, Ranger can sometimes become mouthy to the other dogs either because he’s vying for attention or he’s over stimulated. A loud, stern “No” or “Knock it off” seems to work to bring his excitement level down! Read More »

Nala and Benji

Adult Bonded Red & White Male & Female
Indiana, NEW 11/01/2017

Meet Nala and Benji, a delightful bonded pair. They are the best of buds and need a loving home where they can stay together forever. Eleven-year-old Benji loves other dogs, but is shy with people until he really gets to know them. Once he does, though, his trust and love runs deep. Six-year-old Nala does not like any other dogs besides Benji. She is a playful and super-sweet love-sponge who will steal your heart.

Nala loves her hedgehog and will chase it all day. She will also retrieve her rope knots and sometimes the tennis ball. She loves it when you play with her with your hands. Nala is generally a happy girl and loves to snuggle and get attention. Read More »


Young Red & White Saddle-Back Female
Minnesota, PENDING 09/16/2017

Meet sweet Canela, or as we call her Nella or Nella Bean. This tiny girl is a gorgeous 15-month-old, red and white saddle-back purebred Basenji. She's a petite little girl, weighing in at around 16 pounds. Canela is a hilarious young girl who always makes people laugh. Trust us, she will keep you on your toes. Read More »


Adult Red & White Female
North Carolina, NEW 11/16/2017

Chloe is a special little red and white, six-year-old Basenji girl looking for a new home. Chloe originally came to BRAT from a puppy mill situation. Like many Basenjis, Chloe can be a bit aloof, but she can also be a professional at cuddling. She likes her own space when it comes to other dogs being around, but to her humans, so wants to be close. Read More »


Adult Red & White Female
Wisconsin, PENDING 11/16/2017

Destiny (also known as Ditzy) is a sweet Basenji lady who's been in limbo for long enough and now she just wants somebody to love her who won't go away. This girl is energetic and loves her humans! She does the Basenji-500 often. She’ll follow you around for hours. Read More »

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