Urgent: GA BMix in need of Rescue!

A friend on Dogster informed us there was a really cute 7 month old Bmix in a kill shelter in Athens, Georgia. I sent an email to BRAT but I thought I'd cross-post it here just in case anyone is in that area and can do something to help. His name is Snoopy and apparently his parents just dropped him off. Shame on them!

http://www.athenspets.net/adoptables.html

His bio reads:
Snoopy is such a dear. He is a bit befuddled at the moment; up until yesterday he thought he had a family of his own that would care for him his whole life, but then they dumped him at the pound because they didn't want to be dog owners anymore. Snoopy hasn't done anything wrong though. The pound has verified that he is up to date on his puppy shots and has his current rabies vaccine, so you'll save some money there when you adopt him. Did I mention he's only 20lbs and not going to grow much more? In Snoopy's past home he lived with 6 other dogs, children 4 and up (did well with both), and hasn't experienced a cat yet. He knows some commands: sit, speak, and fetch. And he is smart so learning some more commands and tricks will be no problem. His former owners say he is housebroken, doesn't jump fences, likes car rides, and would do best living with another doggie pal. As an owner surrender Snoopy will be one of the first to be euthanized as the pound fills up, so please don't delay in coming down to meet this cutie pie. Snoopy thanks you for considering saving his life.



Please let me know if anyone is in the area- can foster or adopt!! He is a cute boy!!

I so hope someone goes and picks him up.
Seems there are more dogs needing homes than ever before.
We had a blind OLD basenji picked up in a public park in Seattle area.
Taken to a local shelter by a kind person…BLIND, imagine...
Was picked up by the owner the next day.
Hope they cared enough to be scared and take better care.
Hugs for posting this.

Snoopy has been adopted!! 🙂

Wonderful news!
This makes my day!

Oh thank goodness..my heart breaks when I hear these stories 😞 I was about to jump in my car & take the drive down there :eek: my husband says one day he knows we'll have a house full of resuces 🙂

@BDawg1005:

Snoopy has been adopted!! 🙂

WooHooo!!!! WoooHooo!!!!!
I was going to see if the rescue I volunteer with would have tranported him up to me to foster. He would have been adopted through us as fast as lighting!!!
Congratulations Snoopy!!!!

I am SOO glad to know Snoopy has a home as I too was on the verge of taking him myself.

I'm glad to hear he was adopted. We don't get many Basenji's or pretty much any Basenji's here in New York for adoption, still waiting for BRAT!

I don't know if your interested..or it can be worked out, but we did a BRAT run from Texas to Wa state a year or so ago.
We found homes up here who committed to taking a BRAT dog, and we brought up some for these homes.
I know Texas is far from you, but some of the southern east coast states have a lot of b's that need homes.
Its not quick, or easy, or foolproof, but its something to consider.

I have answered to alot of the BRAt emails about basenji's that are not in my area and I always get the same responds…we are too far, try in your area. I wish they could transport we really want another B for our Basenji

http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=7406470

http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=8725661

Not sure how far you are from those two… Briggs is a mix obviously... But so cute. Petfinder is how I found my little Miles man. 🙂 I saw his cute little mugshot and came after him!

Its a hard transport to set up…
If your really wanting a basenji in another area, you should think about driving down and getting it with the Brat coordinators approval.
Flying a basenji is also possible, but the costs are on the new owner.
We do have soooo many b's down south, and some areas are very short on them.
So, post to the person who has the basenji and see what they can do to help you.
Its also good to have had a home visit done by the BRAT person in your state.
Having their backing is a big help...
Good luck

BDAWG thanks for the links. I am familiar with petfinder's that's also how I found our Champ. I have found some mixes not far from me but we are looking for a silent dog. Don't like when other dogs bark at our B and he kind of looks unhappy plus we are spoiled and need a quiet dog. We are willing to travel to all the different surrounding states so that option is open. As far as BRAT, not only am I on the waiting list but they still have not scheduled that home visit, guess they're busy and short staffed.

We are all non paid…sometimes our home lives make getting all we want to get done with rescue, well, tough.
If I were you I would send a nice note saying your looking for out-of-state b's and would appreciate having someone come by and sign off on a home visit.
Maybe that will get the visit done.

@luzmery928:

BDAWG thanks for the links. I am familiar with petfinder's that's also how I found our Champ. I have found some mixes not far from me but we are looking for a silent dog. Don't like when other dogs bark at our B and he kind of looks unhappy plus we are spoiled and need a quiet dog. We are willing to travel to all the different surrounding states so that option is open. As far as BRAT, not only am I on the waiting list but they still have not scheduled that home visit, guess they're busy and short staffed.

i can totally relate. When we had applied for for a dog we were told she would schedule a home visit in the next week. I think that was about a month ago. I understand totally that it is volunteer and everyone has a life outside of just rescue but it is still frustrating.

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@dash:

i can totally relate. When we had applied for for a dog we were told she would schedule a home visit in the next week. I think that was about a month ago. I understand totally that it is volunteer and everyone has a life outside of just rescue but it is still frustrating.

I must have been lucky when I adopted Daisy. I called the closest BRAT rescue rep. She advised me to contact the BCOSW, Basenji Club of Southeastern Wisconsin. She was a rep for both clubs. Sharron didn't live nearby, but went out of her way to make the visit within the week we talked. Maybe you can contact a Basenji club other than just thru BRAT that may be in your vicinity? Wisconsin isn't exactly around the block from Michigan, and we did drive to Indiana to meet the Reps from Wisconsin to bring Daisy home. They were the most wonderful, caring people. It was so much fun. I plan to meet them again next summer at an annual Basenji event in Illinois. Best wishes you bring your furbaby home soon.

I can suggest that you offer to take in foster dogs.
That is where many of us need the help.
I always give my fosters the first right of adoption, if the dogs work out
in the homes.
However, this really isn't for first time basenji owners, or folks who aren't willing to work "kindly" with dogs who come into rescue with issues.
Cats, rabbits, small furry dogs can be at risk with a foster animal.

That being said, most b's are smart enough to realize that inside of the house is better than outside on a chain.
However, the fosters homes have to be checked out, and supported by the rescue person and the rescue person has the right to refuse a home for fostering.
I am speaking in general here.
Most homes with small children with adults that work outside the home are NOT good homes for this or IMO, good homes for rescue dogs, unless the kids are older, and the family is committed together to give the dog some time to settle in.
The mom's only have so much time/energy, and the kids should come first.
Homes were the husband isn't going to support the wife, or otherway around, are also not good…as this causes too much stress in the relationship.
We strive to make sure the foster home is a calm place, with adults/children working to help the basenji recover from whatever they issues the dog has.
I am just throwing this out there.
Its not for most families .
But we do need this type of help in rescue.

I've thought about fostering but kowing us we will keep them all.

@sharronhurlbut:

I can suggest that you offer to take in foster dogs.
That is where many of us need the help.
I always give my fosters the first right of adoption, if the dogs work out
in the homes.
However, this really isn't for first time basenji owners, or folks who aren't willing to work "kindly" with dogs who come into rescue with issues.
Cats, rabbits, small furry dogs can be at risk with a foster animal.

That being said, most b's are smart enough to realize that inside of the house is better than outside on a chain.
However, the fosters homes have to be checked out, and supported by the rescue person and the rescue person has the right to refuse a home for fostering.
I am speaking in general here.
Most homes with small children with adults that work outside the home are NOT good homes for this or IMO, good homes for rescue dogs, unless the kids are older, and the family is committed together to give the dog some time to settle in.
The mom's only have so much time/energy, and the kids should come first.
Homes were the husband isn't going to support the wife, or otherway around, are also not good…as this causes too much stress in the relationship.
We strive to make sure the foster home is a calm place, with adults/children working to help the basenji recover from whatever they issues the dog has.
I am just throwing this out there.
Its not for most families .
But we do need this type of help in rescue.

We have offered to foster as well with other orgs just not brat. We have not just not had any response. We do work outside the home and I have a 7 year old. I disagree this is not good for a dog. Mine do fine.

What are you disagreeing to exactly?

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