Posted: 3 Basenjis Rescued - Need Homes


  • Me neither.

    When we first met Bryan and were talking about buying Jazzy, he brought up his "return policy" that if she developed health problems we could return her, etc.
    I told him it wouldn't happen. Once they move into my house, from moment one..actually, from the moment they hit my arms, they are MINE FOREVER.

    Of course, I'd tell him if a problem develops, but he ain't never gettin' these dogs back! LOL

    I can't imagine not going through the whole life/death process with my dogs. Barring some unforeseen tragedy, they'll all die peacefully IN MY ARMS. {hopefully not all at the same time, LOL}. I could never abandon them because of illness or age.


  • When I rescued Ringo in 1994 (2year old red/wht) He came with malobsorption, was a bit depressed/angry and could/would bite. He bit my other Basenji on the back of the neck the second night. My wife at the time picked him up from the rescue breeder here in N CA, Margaret Hoff. When I got home from work I found out these things about him and that he had bounced around to different families and got returned. I had no thought or intention of ever sending him back. I worked hard with him, some training classes, off leash outings so he could finally have some fun and changes in diet. He turned out great over time and was a star little clown when the real Ringo came out. Yes he could be a real rascal and tear a sweater up or try to aggravate me. But I'll tell you alot of pleasure came from that little guy!!


  • Well, I know I wouldn't leave mine either, they would come with me. I tend to leave very few at home when I go away. When I come to CA I'll probably just leave the Boxer and the Heeler and bring the rest with me! I didn't get animals to 'compartmentalize' them. I got them to love! I also think it's absolutely disgusting to abandon a 14 year old dog.


  • Arlene do you take the pooches on the plane with you??

    We've been subjected to strictly road trip vacations since I refuse to leave my little ones behind.


  • I refuse to fly my dogs, since they have to go in the cargo hold… only thing that I will fly with is a pup that can ride on the plane with me..... But many people do fly their dogs.... of course they really have to be really well crate trained and even then it can be really stressful....


  • It takes up too much time???? WOW! These people are idiots and the dog was better off somewhere else. I'm surprised these people had it for that long to begin with.


  • I have flown with Rio. Even as an adult she fits in the Sherpa and does well though she doesn't like take off.


  • @lvoss:

    I have flown with Rio. Even as an adult she fits in the Sherpa and does well though she doesn't like take off.

    Yes, some are small enough to fly in a sherpa as adults… and if they are trained for the Sherpa, even sometimes if they are sort of really too big for the bag can get away with it... sometimes it depends on the airlines...


  • @jys1011:

    Arlene do you take the pooches on the plane with you??

    We've been subjected to strictly road trip vacations since I refuse to leave my little ones behind.

    I don't fly with the dogs-we drive everywhere. When I picked up both Sugar and Shadow from Robyn I drove to GA. I've driven to FL about 8 times, I've driven to the East Coast, Kentucky, Rhode Island, St. Louis. And I will be driving in August to Manitoba for the Canada National and to CA for the US National. I don't mind driving at all. I live near Niagara Falls, Canada.

    About the only time I fly is when I go to any of the Islands where I can't get across the water driving.


  • @nomrbddgs:

    I don't fly with the dogs-we drive everywhere. When I picked up both Sugar and Shadow from Robyn I drove to GA. I've driven to FL about 8 times, I've driven to the East Coast, Kentucky, Rhode Island, St. Louis. And I will be driving in August to Manitoba for the Canada National and to CA for the US National. I don't mind driving at all. I live near Niagara Falls, Canada.

    About the only time I fly is when I go to any of the Islands where I can't get across the water driving.

    Arlene, when and where is the Canadian National this year?


  • @nomrbddgs:

    I don't fly with the dogs-we drive everywhere. When I picked up both Sugar and Shadow from Robyn I drove to GA. I've driven to FL about 8 times, I've driven to the East Coast, Kentucky, Rhode Island, St. Louis. And I will be driving in August to Manitoba for the Canada National and to CA for the US National. I don't mind driving at all. I live near Niagara Falls, Canada.

    Hey Arlene wanna swing down to Georgia to pick me up on your way to the Nationals in CA? <vbg>:p</vbg>


  • @Duke:

    Basenji Club of Southeast Wisconsin (BCOSW)

    http://www.bcosw.org/

    Beautiful B's (young) Rescued on Mother's Day. Look in the RESCUE thread on this website.

    I just have to comment on what a beautiful website this is!


  • @ChaseandZahrasmom:

    I just have to comment on what a beautiful website this is!

    Yeah - the folks in this group are wonderful and supportive for the Basenji breed. We adopted Daisy from them. Did anyone see how beautiful the B's are? They still need homes.

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