CA-Sacramento-12 Yr. Old R&W Male Possibly PB-On Craigslist

Owner has to rehome this boy and wants him to go to a loving home. Does not even know if he is PB! No mention of neuter, vaccines, etc. Is anyone nearby that could check to see if he is PB? I cannot tell by the picture if he is PB.

Here is the ad:

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/pet/3165712968.html

Jennifer

First Basenji's

Local BRAT coordinator was taking care of this one. The owner did submit a form to BRAT.

From what I was told, this Basenji is a mix, the owner is homeless, and the dog is currently in a shelter/kennel situation until funds run out. Trying to network with other rescue groups to find a good home for him (like Muttville, Bay Area rescue that specializes in seniors). Please share if you know someone who can help!

@curlytails:

Local BRAT coordinator was taking care of this one. The owner did submit a form to BRAT.

From what I was told, this Basenji is a mix, the owner is homeless, and the dog is currently in a shelter/kennel situation until funds run out. Trying to network with other rescue groups to find a good home for him (like Muttville, Bay Area rescue that specializes in seniors). Please share if you know someone who can help!

Oh how heartbreaking! Homelessness, especially when an older person and pet are involved, is about as depressing as a situation can get.

He does not look too big though. I hope there is a rescue group that can take him! He looks to be in good shape for a 12 year old. For some Bs, 12 is not that old!

Jennifer

I received this from Lori who is the BRAT Mix Coordinator:

Yachtz is a sad and difficult case due to his age. He is 12 years old, in excellent health, up to date on vaccinations and sadly been in a Kennel for over 4 months now. His owner has fallen on very hard luck finding herself homeless after hospitalization and is devastated that her longtime companion now has no one to provide for him and keep him safe as he lives out his life. The local ASPC graciously stepped up and paid part of the kennel fees but that was a while ago and now there is again a sizeable bill of over $1000. The kennel owners understand though that they will never be able to recover these fees and have been absolutely great in this situation, they do not want to see Yacthz euthanized, they say he is still a vibrant and healthy mix. He is bigger, about 50 pounds but has the Basenji yodel and coloring. They are willing to work with any group who can get him into a home, be it foster care or a forever home. Understandably though, he needs to be out of the kennels!

According to his longtime owner,…. Yachtz sounds aggressive around bicycle riders, skaters of both skate board and any type of roller skates. He is also sensitive to motorcycles. He was like this when we adopted him in 2003 and have no idea what may have happened to him in his early years. Yachtz also can be aggressive at meal or snack time if another dog is near his food. He will protect his food… He does not have a bite history but may do better living out his senior years as an only dog or with an owner experienced enough to deal with these characteristics effectively.

Yachtz’s owner is still homeless and has been told once that Yachtz had already been euthanized, please help us to help his owner rest easy in this difficult time by assuring that Yachtz will have the opportunity to have a wonderful forever family to live out the rest of his natural life. If you have a warm spot in your heart and home that Yachtz might occupy for the rest of his life please contact Ray Eckart, BRAT Coordinator. Ray is helping the owner and kennel owner to find a safe resolution for this sweet pup.

Please Contact;

Ray Eckart
rayeck1052@att.net

Jennifer

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