Posted on Craigslist today! I have not contacted BRAT about her.
If I was closer and if she was even fairly good with other dogs, I would grab her in a minute! I love tris too! This is what I did for elderly Annie for BRAT who was almost 15 years old and a tri. Annie had never been around other dogs but she was fine as my Bs did not really bother her. I am partial to the older ones.
How very, very sad. I wonder if they got rid of grandma so she didn't hinder thier "new life" too. I also wonder if there is a medical problem with the basenji. I've heard of people dumping dogs when they get sick and need medical attention. And for a basenji of this age, Fanconi immediately comes to mind.
How can any one give up a dog of this age just because of a move? I'd stay where I was rather than give up an elderly dog like this.
I so pray that somebody can give him a loving home for the rest of his life.
Perhaps the picture is not good but in my opinion this dog is more than 13 and certainly not 10. My 14 year old looks younger and he looks more like my 17 year old although she is in better condition.
A BRAT person checked out the old dear girl. They wrote.
This female B, Oakley, is currently residing in an empty house and is being fed twice a day by the owner's mother. She cannot take Oakley as her husband just passed away. She has a B, as well, but cannot care for another. The owner's brother, who placed the CL ad, has two Pits that are not friendly. The owner's wanted to dump Oakley at the pound, but the brother placed the ad in hopes of saving Oakley.
She came up to me and my male coworker, when we arrived to, sniff us out. I was able to pet every part of her body, move her tail around, look at her teeth, play with her feet and pick her up without incident, as did my coworker. She has a doggy door and does know how to use it and she is house trained, not destructive whatsoever, and is very sweet. She lived with children from ages newborn to older and never bit, even though she had her tail and ears pulled by the little ones. She was never around cats. She has.badly yellowed teeth, many of which are nubs. She is very thin. Her hips look arthritic. She is mostly deaf. She has light cataracts. Her coat is dirty, greasy, and dull. Her back feel splay out. She has lots of energy still however!
Currently, I observed that she is very distraught being in a completely empty house, alone without the people she knew her whole life. She seems confused and yodels out to make known her confusion.
We are scrambling to find a place to foster her. Does anyone on the forum know someone who might help this dear b?
I cannot foster, but I will help transport her.
I'm in the Bay Area, so if someone could help get her within a day's drive, I could help out. [EDIT: Posted info to the Bay Area Basenji meetup group to see if anyone can foster. I know we had at least one new member recently that was asking about fostering…]
I just passed through Nevada, too… (was driving down I-80 on a five-day road trip).
Debbi, Sharron, I've e-mailed you both with a possible lead on a foster home.
Thank you so much for searching for a foster home for Oakley. The situation has now changed.
I just spoke with BRAT member Michele who had picked up Oakley earlier this morning. She is now on her way to take Oakley back to the owner's mother. The mother called Michele several times to ask her to bring Oakley back, that she had a friend who was willing to take her. Hopefully this will work out. I asked Michele to give the lady her phone number in case it didn't work out, that we would still take her.
This situation just gets sadder. We found out that Oakley's 16 year old basenji companion died within the last two months, so she had been grieving that loss, too. This really breaks my heart.
M. C., we will be back in touch with you if we get Oakley back. Thank you so much for searching for a foster for her.
BRAT Treasurer and Director
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