• Hello!

    I decided to post on here as I trust this forum and the people that come here.

    I have a red/white Basenji male 4.5 months old. He's is caring, potty trained and knows and responds to several commands.

    I'd like for him to go to a loving family with other basenjis or that at least had previous experience owning them.

    My partner isn't comfortable around dogs and though she has tried, it is being difficult and our relationship is suffering.
    I want to safe my relationship and find a suitable and loving family to rehome my puppy.

    Anyone that could help or give me some advice?


  • @luc21 - Have you spoken to his breeder? Was there a contract, contracts would typically include that the breeder gets first right if a pup needs to be given up regardless of the reason? If this is not the case where are you located? Is the pup fully DNA tested for Fanconi and PRA?

  • As Tanza says, most ethical breeders will take back an unwanted puppy. However, if you got your pup from a breeder without conditions, then I'm sure someone would be interested provided the pup has been tested for Fanconi and PRA. Where are you located?

  • Hello!

    If you really choose to, I’d be considering adopt your dog!

    My cel number is [removed private phone number]
    You can contact me, and we can talk about details.

  • You should have considered that BEFORE you got a puppy.
    If I was your breeder,I would have made sure that your girlfriend
    was fine with a puppy.
    My own opinion is no puppy,no girlfriend.
    Just saying.

  • My Basenji and best friend Doc and I would love to welcome a puppy. Doc is 12 and was just diagnosed with diabetes but I’m planning on him being around quite a while longer. A Basenji pup would be loved by the both of us. Please advise of your location if serious. Thanks and good luck

  • SF Bay Basenjis

    @luc21 Hello, where are you located? do you have a picture?

  • I am in Avon Indiana and would be interested talking with you about your pup

  • Hi Luc,
    If you brought your puppy home from a breeder they will often help. If this is not an option please be very cautious in your next steps to rehome your puppy.

    I volunteer with Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT) and can guide you to educated, caring and experienced Basenji owners who can help you with your decision to rehome your puppy. The website: basenjirescue.org

    BRAT has volunteers nationwide (I don’t know your location). Please do not relinquish the puppy to a shelter. BRAT will make every attempt to work with you to see that the puppy is placed in a screened home for safety and experience.
    Thank you.

  • @luc21
    Please add me to the growing list of people who are interested in your puppy if returning him to the breeder is not an option. My husband and I have had two basenjis. Our most recent boy died in 2017, and after his death we decided to wait until our daughter and her dog moved away from home before adopting another. We are ready now!
    I am sorry that your situation didn't work out. It must have been difficult for you (and your girlfriend) to conclude that the best solution was to rehome your pup.
    I joined this forum many years ago; you can find a few posts related to our first basenji Toby if you search. I have up-to-date adoption applications on file with BRAT and other organizations. I'd also be happy to forward any application information that might be helpful.
    I live near Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you email me at [removed private email] I'll respond with my telephone number.
    Best wishes,
    Michele Heinz

  • Everyone! Please do not post your own or request others to post their email addresses or telephone numbers ... as there are security issues, privacy issues and spam issues all related to the posting of email addresses and phone numbers. This applies to forum threads, personal profiles and public visitor messages.

    @Luc21 It would be helpful if you could post their general location, a photo of their pup, along with details about their expectations. Are you giving this dog away, or charging a rehoming fee? Does the dog have AKC registration papers? Health testing? The more information the better. And please, follow the advice @tanza and @eeeefarm provided. First, contact the breeder that you got your pup from and let them know that you are looking for a new home for your pup!

  • @scampy said in Basenji puppy for adoption:

    Please add us to the applicant list for adopting your puppy as we're looking for a companion for my daughter who's suffering from PTSD. Thank you

  • @luc21 Dump the girl. Keep your pup. Once you get rid of the pup, issues between you and your girl will still be there. It's not the pup... it's your girl. Sorry bro. No girl should ever want their man to get rid of their pup. (Speaks volumes). Think about it......Yup.....all bad.

  • @luc21 Tough situation to be in. Hope things work out for this pup. I third or fourth getting in touch with your breeder. They should be made aware of the situation.

  • I am retired and have so much free time to trade and care fire the puppy
    Needless to say I would not be reading your message had I not been a fervent dog lover and basenji loving guy
    Please add me to your ever expanding list. And let it be known I am desperately looking for a companion ..... basenji

  • I can't believe that a responsible breeder would have sold you a puppy and NOT made it clear that, in the event that things went wrong, you would make immediate contact.

    But do let us know where you are. People are assuming you are in USA, but if not, you will need different advice of who to contact. But first and foremost - the breeder.

  • Hi everyone,

    Thank you all for your comments, advice and interest in rehoming my little guy.
    I did contact the breeder but he said he couldn't keep him as he kept another puppy from this litter.
    We live in Spain and I'd like to find a family as close as possible before sending him overseas for such a long period of time.
    At the moment, I'm in contact with someone that has another Basenji and live relatively close. If we can't make it work, I will definitely consider everyone interested in adopting him.

    Thanks again.

  • @luc21 Sadly, although I am in contact with hundreds of breeders and Basenji owners around the world, Spain is one country which is virtually a closed book. I would love to be able to contact Spanish breeders (I lived there for 5 years and have the language) in order to include their data in the on-line Basenji database which is shown in my signature block.

    PLEASE let me have the details of this young man and try to persuade the breeder to contact me with details of siblings and other litters.

    Basenji-people are a very close-knit community and it is a great shame when there is one country we have very little contact with and are unable to tell you how to proceed !

  • @luc21 Spain! One of my favorite places on the planet. I'll look for Basenjis next time I'm lucky enough to visit. An amazing country. Hope your pup finds a home there. 😁

  • I’m so sorry you have to go through this. Even though you are located in Spain, I would highly recommend reaching out to BRAT to see if they would be willing to help you re-home, or to see if they have any contacts there.


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