• Your name: Arlene
    Your city, state: Welland, Ontario
    Your phone numbers/email: shadow_brat2004@yahoo.ca
    Basenji(s) For Sale: unneutered male
    Age of Basenji(s): 11 months
    Current weight of Basenji(s) for sale:
    Weight of Basenji(s) parents: female 19 pounds
    Parents health tests: Dam-probable clear, Sire-probable Carrier
    Registration if any (AKC, Basenji Clubs, etc): Canadian Kennel Club can be registered AKC
    Price: to be discussed
    Age when puppies will be ready to be taken home: now
    Do you ship your Basenjis: No

    Soda is an 11 month old return puppy due to a lifestyle change. He needs constant care at the moment. He was emaciated when he was returned and does not do well in stressful situations at this point. He will need a home where he will get fed three times per day, with walks, limited cage exposure and will need someone home most of the time. He will need to be placed closed to where I live so that I can moniter him (within two hours) and will need to be neutered after he regains some more weight. He is still very skinny at this point, but has gained weight since his return. He will need a stable environment and will only go to a home where I can visit and inspect him. If you would like to e-mail me for more info, please do so at the address above. He gets along with the cat I have, but am not sure about other dogs yet.

    Western NY is placement territory as well.

  • Oh Arlene I am so sorry. What lifestyle change? THEY LOST THEIR FREAKING GRASP ON HUMANE TREATMENT? Deep breathes.

    Hope you find the perfect home. Wish I were closer.

  • He's a really good boy, very friendly, who loves nothing more than to cuddle. He's rather tall-about 18.5 at this point and ALL legs. Definitely for a pet only. I don't know the specifics because she won't answer my e-mails anymore, but she did return him, so that's the main thing. He has gained about three pounds since coming back three weeks ago, most of it within the first week. I can pretty well leave him out by himself with limited destruction now.

  • OMG - gained 3 pounds! What was he when he returned - skin and bones?

  • Thank God he is now under your care and your watchful eyes.
    Those people must have been nuts!

  • First Basenji's

    He is absolutely adorable. I'm praying for a wonderful new home and family for sweet Soda!

  • Arlene, he looks a lovely boy - a lifestyle change? how often I've heard that story. I'm sorry if I've misjudged them but I can't believe anyone is good if they starve their dogs. So pleased though that he was returned to you and best wishes for his new home (I'm sure that won't be long).

  • Shame on those owners..no excuse for this..

  • I can't say I knew what was going on totally in her mind. A breakup happened and she may have been so emotionally erratic that she didn't notice what was going on. You just never know what's in another person's thoughts.

    I did get the vet records and he was at the vets in July, so she did attempt to care for him at some point. You just never get the whole story.

    I also updated a little info on the listing.

  • Arlene, I'm so glad you have him back! And glad I don't live close to you, I would be begging for him. When we rescued our Eddie he was 2 years old and weighted 13 pounds (tall and looks good at 30 lbs., now), I know how heartbreaking it is to see one so starved. Soda will look great in no time and I hope you get him to his perfect forever home soon. Hugs to you and Soda

  • Normally, I wouldn't have a problem wanting to place him far away, but he's had two plane trips, and because of suspected issues, I would like him to be placed closer. I don't really want to inspect unless I need to, but, if there is an issue, I would like to be able to see his progress if there isn't any forward movement on these issues. I know he needs to be 'out and about' more and needs more crate training, as well as exposure to different situations, but these need to be tempered over time because of his lack of stress management.

  • Soda from Edmonton? That's disappointing! guess that puppy-date isn't going to happen now, but that explains the unanswered emails…
    If he's the same, his vet was Dr. Bear, and attended the puppy class before ours at petsmart. The trainer kept comparing Cricket to him, and she was the delinquent!

  • Aww Soda was from Edmonton? As long as he is in good hands now and is recouping. I understand about the plane rides though. That is a lot of stress on a puppy.

  • Yes, Soda from Edmonton. He is doing pretty well now, but still can't handle stress very well. But he looks 100% better than when he arrived home and his playfullness is just coming out. He still loves cuddles and kisses and is actually very, very good. Isn't destructive, quiet for the most part and isn't prone to outrageous behaviour.

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