Wanted__Adult female Basenji

I am looking for an adult, healthy, sociable female Basenji to share a good forever home with two adult humans, one male Basenji and a 17 year old cat and to fill a large void in all of our lives. We would prefer a neutered three to five year old but would consider any healthy sociable female that is two to eight years old. A key issue is that she be compatible with our male. We are willing to travel with the male so they can meet to check compatibility and a short trial interval is desired by us if agreeable. A sociable rescue, rehome, or retired show Basenji would be desireable. I am willing to work with her to make a smooth, stress free transition to a new home. All leads will be responded to. This thread will be removed or closed when the need is filled.
I m located in Melbourne, Florida.

FL Basenji rescue has several adults. The issue isn't your male dog, but the cat. I have to warn you that any dog, even if they get along with other cats, might pose a risk to an elderly cat. Is it possible to keep the cat separated? I have notified basenji rescue, but you might want to contact them directly.

http://www.basenjirescue.org/

Have you contacted Sherwood Basenjis in Ga? www.sherwoodbasenjis.com

@DebraDownSouth:

The issue isn't your male dog, but the cat. I have to warn you that any dog, even if they get along with other cats, might pose a risk to an elderly cat. Is it possible to keep the cat separated?

Debra's is right. Elderly cats really need to be cared for with a basenji in the house. We have 2 elderly cats that were comfortable with dogs, but Kipawa did have to learn that the kitties were here before him and that they were to be given respect. Fortunately, we have kittie areas that Kipawa cannot get to. If our cats walk normally in the house, Kipawa could care less. If they start running around (like after a poop), Kipawa wants to play chase, and that is when I keep a real eye out to make sure things stay safe.

You can always check http://www.basenjirescue.org/ for a suitable new member to your family.

When we wanted out first b, we waited until the cats when to the rainbow bridge before adding a basenji. But if you can keep them seperated, that would work as well.

I believe it depends entirely on the nature of the cat. We had two elderly cats, male and female, when we brought our 10 week old Basenji home. A couple months older, the male cat went to the Rainbow Bridge, too sick to go on. That cat ignored her, the female cat has made it perfectly clear she better stay away (the B has a couple scars to prove it on her side). When we brought a 16 month old B mix in as a companion to our little girl who was then 9 months, the same situation applied. Now, Shaye stays clear of the cat, and the mix follows that cat around and sleeps near her sometime - no problems any more.

Hi DebraDownSouth,
I am registered with BRAT and have visited the Wimauma Basenjis. Attempted to adopt one but a couple of delays due to events there and notification of intestinal problems the day before the adoption forced us to look elsewhere. Thank you for the suggestion.

Hi Tanza,
I have emailed Sherwood Basenjis about Jozie and am waiting for a reply.

Hi Fran and Sharron,
We had a Basenji when we got the cat as a kitten 17 years ago. Since that time the cat has lived with as many as four Basenjis at one time. He hides when more than one is around and plays when only one is with him. We would not allow a new Basenji to be with the cat until we are sure she would be okay and properly introduced.

There are other adults than the Wimauma ones with Brat. I had forgotten about Jozie. Somehow I was thinking she was placed.

I am aware of a new posting in California, anew posting in Indiana (Both are very interesting) and older postings in Tennessee, SC, and Illinois, but nothing in Florida or Georgia. Since I would like for my male to meet the female so that I can observe the interaction between the two, many of these states are a little too far for a simple overnight trip from Florida.

Are you aware of any additional female basenjis with BRAT? I was told by BRAT there were others that are not listed on their website when I signed up with them; however, since I signed up, I have not been made aware of any that are not listed. I would appreciate any information available that is not on the BRAT website, including a little info on Basenji Underground and the process for using it.

Thank you for suggestion Jozie, Pat. I have responded to jdurden and am hoping we can open up a dialog. 🙂

You may want to write Brat and tell them you are still interested and ask what dogs are available now or coming up. There are always new ones. The big issue is, as always, an adult used to cats. Robyn's is not a common situation so I hope things go well there. If not, let Brat know.

Thank you Debra. I have communicated witth Pam Hamilton that I am still looking and requested any additonal or new info on availability. I have received an email from Robyn and have answered it. All of the kind help is vastly appreciiated.

@YodelDogs:

Thank you for suggestion Jozie, Pat. I have responded to jdurden and am hoping we can open up a dialog. 🙂

Glad to do so… and hope that this might a good fit for all.....

Good news…..Robyn and I have had a very nice conversation about Jozie and have come to an agreement to place her in our home. We will take Moxie to visit Jozie this weekend for a meeting and after neutering (both will be neutered, Jozie in the Atlanta and Moxie in Melbourne) and a healing interval, Jozie will move to Florida. Thanks to all for your kind and considerate comments and advice in this matter. Jozie will require a delicate adjustment to her new home and I look forward to working with her and earning her trust.

@jdurden:

Good news…..Robyn and I have had a very nice conversation about Jozie and have come to an agreement to place her in our home. We will take Moxie to visit Jozie this weekend for a meeting and after neutering (both will be neutered, Jozie in the Atlanta are an Moxie in Melbourne) and a healing interval, Jozie will move to Florida. Thanks to all for your kind and considerate comments and advice in this matter. Jozie will require a delicate adjustment to her new home and I look forward to working with her and earning her trust.

WooHOO… that is great news. Sounds to me like it will all work out, but sending positive vibes for a good first meeting.

Do let us know how it goes please.

Yay!!! I hope everything works out! I can't wait to hear how it goes 🙂

Houston

Yes, that is wonderful news…keeping my fingers crossed all goes well...please keep us posted

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