I adopted Beta my tri female from petfinder.com.
She was a puppy mill basenji saved with several other basenjis out of Nebraska. She had been relocated to a Gainesville vet with several of the other rescues and was looking for a home. I had my red male boy who was 1-1/2 years and he was ready for a playmate. Beta was the same age and in terrible health. Caesar went up to her and licked her face. She was so bad off that she peed on the floor with blood, but I knew she needed us.
We named her Beta as a joke since most female basenjis are alpha and she was so submissive and gentle natured.
We had experienced life with Caesar and had the experience of having a basenji in our home. We knew the challenges and felt that we were ready to take care of another basenji that might have had a bad start.
Beta came to us with a bladder infection, just being fixed (the rescuers did for free), bald, covered in urine stains and swollen feet. It appeared she was in a cage that was too small and her body didnt grow like a normal pups would. She appeard to have been impregnated but didnt have pups. That is what the vet thought.
Beta became a wonderful addition to our family. She adjusted to our lives and was socialized. She was trained and so special to us. I loved to see her chase squirrells and play with toys or basenji run like crazy.
Having a basenji is a joy.
Rescuing a basenji is an honor.
I cannot express what an impact she made on my life.