Capt. Jack For Sale

Your name: Kira and Geoffrey Hayes
Your city, state:Groton, Connecticut
Your phone number: 740-334-9321
Basenji(s) For Sale:1 Red and White Male (nurtered) with special needs
Age of Basenji(s): 5/6 years
Price: Make an Offer (or free if needed to be shiped)
Do you ship your Basenjis: I cant pay for it

We have had Jack for over a year, but recently had a baby. Since the baby has been here, he has been growling at, and occasionally nipping at any strangers (only in our house not when we are anywhere else). He needs a home with no children in my opinion, even though he's showed NO aggression towards children. He doesnt like cats or non nurtered male dogs. Other than that he is house trained and a WONDERFUL dog. (doesnt crate) I want him to go to a great home. He also has lyme disease, but we had him on medication for it and now he hasnt had any signs of it in over eight months. His shots are all updated.

Have you contacted BRAT?

Talked to someone from BRAT and because he doesnt crate they told me that we should try other options first. And the person I talked to was kind of rude too!

@Capt_Jack_our_Basenji:

Talked to someone from BRAT and because he doesnt crate they told me that we should try other options first. And the person I talked to was kind of rude too!

Great :rolleyes: ….maybe someone here can pull some BRAT strings....

I am really glad you decided to look into this option. Please make sure there wherever you decide to place Jack, it is a family that has experience with Basenjis, or another "challenging" breed of dog. Otherwise, he is going to have the same problems in a new home.

Good luck <hugs>I know how hard this is for you…you are doing a really brave, and kind thing for Jack.</hugs>

I agree, you really are doing what is the kind thing for Jack….. Kudos... and I too hope that someone here involved with BRAT can pull some strings... certainly 90% of the B's that are in BRAT are most likely not crate trained...

I am sorry the BRAT person you spoke to was rude.
Having seen all your post, I know what care you have put into this basenji, and how hard this was for you.
I am hopeful you can go to the BRAT site, list your basenji on the computer and let everyone who does this type of rescue help you.
You can contact me privately for the BRAT site..

Kira, I know this was a really hard, heart felt decision but I definitely think you are doing a courageous and good thing for Jack and for your family. I agree with what Andrea & Pat are saying regarding BRAT…many of the dogs on their website either have trouble with crate training or can't be crated, so I'm sorry that you were given a hard time about Jack's crate training. Hopefully someone here can help out with getting him into BRAT...hang in there. Kim

I filled out all the information about Jack on their website. Im waitng to hear from (hopefully) someone else. I was Surprized at the rude person, lol. She acted like I was giving up on Jack and wasnt trying hard enough. Made me feel like I should have never called. But maybe she was having a bad day…We will see where this all goes. Ive contacted a breeder around here as well. We are heartbroken about not having our B around so we are looking into getting a puppy and starting fresh. My mom is a trainer with experience with mainly skipperkee's but shes trained B's and some problem breeds as well and she is planning on coming here to CT when we get a new puppy to help us. I think by getting a puppy from a breeder will lessen the possibility of getting in this situation again. And I can have more control over the early training. (plus my life without a Basenji would be...well, pointless!! hahaa. I just wish It's Still be with my Jackers...........)

I am glad you put Jack on the BRAT website, and again, I am sorry your were not treated well.
We are all non paid, and I try very hard to be kind to everyone I come into contact with..
But lets see how we can help you rehome your boy…
I have to say, and I am saying this out of total kindness...
You need to focus on your baby and family right now.
You sure don't need a puppy of any breed to tend.
Having this lovely child will take all your time and energy for a few years...
but once your ready, I do hope we can help you find a basenji for your home...one that like children!

I agree with Sharron… right now you should concentrate on the baby and the family... there will be lots of time for a puppy when things are not so confusing....

I should add that I think you are a great B home and when the time is right, you will know regardless if you get a pup or another rescue…

Yes, Pat is right, we can help you once your family is less busy and your not so sleep deprived.
We are all here to help you with an new basenji, be it rescue, or pup, but please, make sure you have time to devote to this pup…like you would to a child...
2 legs or 4, they all need to be babied until they are growm....
...

@sharronhurlbut:

Yes, Pat is right, we can help you once your family is less busy and your not so sleep deprived.
We are all here to help you with an new basenji, be it rescue, or pup, but please, make sure you have time to devote to this pup…like you would to a child...
2 legs or 4, they all need to be babied until they are growm....
...

Double ditto!

Have to agree with what Sharon, Andrea & Pat have already said…hold off on getting a pup until you have more time and enjoy the baby time with Aiden. I think the other thing, is that if you introduced a pup even within 6 months, Aiden will still be baby and the puppy will already grow to adult or near adult by the time Aiden is a toddler. An adult might not be as tolerant of a toddler pulling (ears & tails) & poking. Just a thought.

Thanks!!!!

😃 So we decided we are going to keep Jack we found a behaviorist with some interesting ideas on how we can train Jack. And he is doing GREAT, in fact I had a few friends over yesterday and we were ALL playing with Jack and Aiden and had NO problems!! (Jack got into the bathroom trash but thats normal @@) I'm VERY excited about not having to let Jack go…Im really hoping this works because so far (knock on wood) thing are going GREAT! I wanted to thank you all for the support and I promise to let you ALL know whats going on and how things are progressing!! IM EXCITED!!!!:D

That is great! Share with us what is working!

Oh Kira ! That is wonderful news!
I know you were just sick at the thought of giving him up.

Do share what the tips/methods are that you're using.

Great news…can't wait to hear what the behaviorist recommended that is helping things at your house. Fantastic! 😃

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