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: 5/9/2019 8:04:06 AM (Pacific time)

Little Bit and Rahja

Red & White Pair of Males
Arizona, PENDING 03/28/2019

Meet Little Bit and Rahja! Little Bit is nine years old and Rahja (pronounced Ra-ji) is almost 12. They are a bonded pair looking for a new family to love them. Little Bit is especially cuddly and loves everyone he meets. Rahja is also friendly, but is a bit more reserved when initially meeting new people. Rahja tends to sit back and watch Little Bit soak up the attention for a while, but then lets you know he is ready for some petting. Read More »

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Red & White Female
Idaho, PENDING 05/06/2019

Cleo is the sweetest quirkiest little Basenji girl ever. For a nine year old, she is reminiscent of Benjamin Button. Cleo has had a lot of challenges in her life up to this point, but you would never know it by her demeanor and outlook on life. Read More »


Red & White Male

Buddy is a delightful, endearing boy who does not show his age of 13. In short, Buddy is an excellent hiking companion, car passenger, has polite house manners and all around—we cannot say it enough—a delightful boy. Read More »


Red & White Female

Zola is a beautiful, strong female Basenji who can be very affectionate after the humans have given her the opportunity to settle into a new environment. Once she is comfortable with her surroundings, she will come to you and place her head on your lap. Read More »