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: 7/24/2017 10:02:57 AM (Pacific time)


Adult Black & White Male
British Columbia, Canada, NEW 07/20/2017

Loki is a sweet nine-year-old boy who is currently located in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Loki was dropped at a shelter after spending three days in the home with his deceased owner alone. He was rescued from the shelter by a BRAT volunteer who has given him a lot of attention and care to help him through this difficult time. Read More »


Adult Brindle & White Female

Meet Miri, a sweet eight-year-old brindle and white female Basenji. Miri is a cuddler who wants someone who will snuggle with her on the couch and take her for rides in the car. When you come home, Miri will give you an enthusiastic greeting and may even hug your legs because she’s so happy to see you. Miri also loves to play with other friendly dogs. Read More »

Bam Bam

Young Brindle & White Male
Georgia, PENDING 07/19/2017

Bam Bam is a beautiful, two-year-old brindle male ready to go to his forever home! The brindle and white color is somewhat rare, so he’s extra gorgeous. This guy is very sweet natured and laid back – yes, laid back! – and he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He gets along well with his four male foster Basenji brothers and loves to be groomed and “kissed” by all of them. Read More »


Young Brindle and White Male
Louisiana, NEW 07/14/2017

Benji, a 19-month-old brindle male, loves his humans with all of his heart and soul. This guy had a bit of a rough start, being returned to the shelter when he was very young. We believe it is because he was heartworm positive, but he has completed his treatment and has been cleared by the vet and is ready for a forever home that wants a young Basenji. Read More »


Young Tricolor Male
Maryland, NEW 07/14/17

Hi, my name is Jimmie. I am a small, typical six-month-old Basenji boy. I love to cuddle, when I am not chasing my foster brother and sister around. My foster mommy is always yelling, "Jimmie, no!" when I chase the cat. I just want to play but my foster mommy doesn't like it and neither does the cat. I am very fixated with cats, so it would probably not be a good idea for me to live with cats in my forever home. Read More »


Young Red & White Saddle-Back Female

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 Trindle & White Male

My name is Melo and I am a six-year-old trindle and white Basenji. I am said to be handsome and I like that description. I lost the only home I had ever known because my human dad brought home a hairless, two-legged human pup and I didn't like it much. I growled and frightened it. Read More »


Senior Tricolor Male
Texas, NEW 07/21/17

When you ask Paulie’s foster parents if he is an affectionate Basenji, they will say, “Yes, very much so!” with capital letters. Paulie is so sweet that if you let him get cuddly with you, he will do it instantly. This gorgeous, tricolor, senior Basenji has a great, calm personality. He is a savvy senior who knows that staying calm in most situations is better than getting stressed. Read More »