We adopted Loki from a rescue center in Huntley, IL in Feb of 2010. She had been run over or abused and had a broken pelvis when we got her, the rescue center didn't know and we found out when we took her to the vet for the first time.
She is a VERY well behaved dog now but she still can't be left alone in anything but the car of all places. If it's a nice cool day out and we go out to dinner she'll lay in the car until we come back, it can be a few hours and she doesn't budge.
Take her home and try the same thing and she goes bonkers. We can't even leave for 2 minutes without her doing the Basenji screaming and sets out to destroy anything she can get ahold of. Since she is part Shepard she has the ability to bark, at 47lbs she sounds like a 100lb German Shepard! Quite shocking to hear actually, we love it but she very rarely barks.
This is Loki by the way, I came here because we may be crazy enough to go for Basenji mix number two from the same rescue center. We currently have Loki in doggy day care and hope that a second dog will keep her happy at home, we aren't sold on what second dog we'll get yet but we are going to look tonight, we'll see how this other dog does, it's going to be as a fostering first to make sure the dogs get along.
Any suggestions on how to keep Loki from becoming the insane lunatic she becomes when we aren't home would be very helpful! Sorry this post is all over, I have to head to the train and posted this very quickly!