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: 7/15/2019 9:10:46 AM (Pacific time)


Red & White Male
California, PENDING 07/08/2019

Eddie is a handsome, curious, and talkative Basenji boy. He has the full range of Basenji yodels, chortles, huffs, yips, whines, howls, screams, and whimpers. You will always know what Eddie is thinking or feeling. Read More »


Red & White Male
Florida, NEW 07/01/2019

Hi, my name is Yogi. I am an eight-year-old, red and white Basenji man. I've had a couple of homes that didn't quite work out because I like to be the boss and I don’t really care for other males. I'm looking for my forever home, preferably with a real pretty Basenji girl. My foster dad says I am a petite alpha male. 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 »