I just had to write in that I was so excited yesterday! I live in Staten Island, NY and have never even heard of the breed basenji until I was lucky enough to venture into North Shore Animal League in Long Island. There I found "Charlie" whom I adopted and changed her name to Lillie. Not knowing anything about basenjis - I have been very educated with this site. Thank you all for that!
To my amazement and delight, yesterday, while on my way home from buying food and treats for Lillie and stuck in unbelievable traffic (behind a city bus), I spotted a woman walking across the street to the animal hospital. I always look at people walking dogs and have never seen another basenji. There he or she was walking to the animal hospital. I held up traffic to scream out the window "Is that a basenji?" and proceeded to have a short conversation between streets and cars. I was so excited. I hope I get to see her again and maybe have a basenji playdate!