I live in Northern California with my husband, a 6 year-old female Basenji, Rita, and two step-sons, one is already out of home.
Our concern is, as I posted in the forum, that we are often out of country. Also, eventually, we have to go back to our home country, Japan, probably in a couple years and it's so heart breaking to leave Rita with somebody.
But at the same time, having Rita go through 11-hour plane ride with baggage and stay at a quarantine office for three weeks (Japan is notorious with tardiness of the bureaucratic procedures. This is one of them.) is out of question.
So I decided to try to make friends in both virtual and real communities to come to know trusting Basenji lovers whom we can leave Rita with.
I'm also hoping that our experiences will help some other pet owners with the same concern.
RitaMom (Rita, 6-year old female Basenji)