I am not sure if it is too far for you, but I know of a great vet that is in the Vista area. I know they had pics on the wall there of some B's but I didn't have one when I went to her, so I don't know how familiar they are, but either way they were always great with my animals. I would highly recommend them, and they are very cheap too! If you want more info let me know.
Hi Anne (by the other bay). We're in downtown San Diego, a 30-40 min drive to Carlsbad. There's a nice dog beach in Del Mar - sort of in between - that might be fun for a meetup. You can email me if you want to put us together. I've not seen our Fiji with another Basenji yet but we're meeting up with a woman I met through the rescue org and her 3 b's weekend after next.
Saw Cairo yesterday at Colony. What a sweetie!!
We had gone in to get blood drawn on our 2 pups + 1 who lives in San Marcos, as well as 2 of our others. We were causing a Basenji riot in the waiting room! I went to the back to get something and spotted a B in the run. So of course I checked the sign and saw it was "Cairo Lunas." Even in a strange place, with a complete stranger making overtures, he came right up to the gate and let me pet him and make silly noises. Do you have a cat? He was fascinated by Flash, the office cat, who insists that I pet him as long as possible whenever he sees me.
I'm sure Laura emphasized it, but keep Cairo very quiet, preferably crated as much as possible for the next several days - it will help with swelling and pain.
Give him a hug from his newest admirer!
Cairo is really great with people, kids, dogs, and if a cat would let him get near them he would be great with them too. He just loves playing with everybody. We socialize him allot. That is making it hard for us now because even though he is sore and healing from surgery, he just wants to play. He has sooooo much energy to burn off. If you have any suggestions we are listening. it should be over soon though.
Thanks for saying hello.