Looking for Older Basenji in British Columbia, Canada

@wizard said in Looking for Older Basenji in British Columbia, Canada:

Using C.L. to rehome a basenji raises red flags for me.

Why? it is a legitimate resource to get the word out about a dog. There are Basenjis to be found there, and not necessarily bad, unhealthy, or stolen ones. BRAT gets more than a few from CL. I have a Basenji that I found on Kijiji. It's not much different than advertising in a newspaper (not that anyone really does that anymore). I notice a lot of rescue organisations place ads on CL.
-Joanne

@wizard said in Looking for Older Basenji in British Columbia, Canada:

You might also try the group in Washington:
http://evergreenbasenjiclub.org/breeders/

There is also Colorado Basenji Rescue: http://www.coloradobasenjirescue.org/index.shtml, very good organisation and they will send a dog to Canada (your dime).
-Joanne
-Joanne

@giza1 - Not a legit resource IMO... while you might find a breeder now and again... most are people that purchased from pet stores/BYB, Basenjis with no health testing. From responsible breeders there is typically a contract that the breeder gets the Basenji back... Also many are trying to just re-coop the price they paid. As with everything there are exceptions, but for the majority, IMO not a legit resource

Oh, I'm not saying it's the best place to get a Basenji, but y'know, at the end of the day, it's a little Basenji that needs a home. That little Basenji doesn't know it may be of inferior quality and what, not worthy of a home?
-Joanne

@giza1 - and it may carry Fanconi gene and be affected or be affected for PRA... or have other health issues... or temperament problems.... not just talking about pedigree, not talking about conformation... and typically there is no vetting to the home, people are just looking for bucks.... IMO, better to go to a responsible breeders or rescue org....

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In fact, brat has people checking Craigs list and if you see one, let them know. Getting the dogs into rescue so they are vetted and put in good homes helps.

@DebraDownSouth said in Looking for Older Basenji in British Columbia, Canada:

In fact, brat has people checking Craigs list and if you see one, let them know. Getting the dogs into rescue so they are vetted and put in good homes helps.

That would be me. I check as many a internet sites as I know of daily looking for Basenjis, that's why I've got a pretty good idea of what's out there, and where they mostly are. A lot of the people who are initially asking for money will simply turn them over to BRAT. Many do want good homes for these dogs, and just don't know about rescue.
-Joanne
-Joanne

Thank you. I rather meant "you" as in anyone, but good to know that you are on it!

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