I Have A 2 1/2 Year Old Male Basenji And His Name Is Duke. I Need To Find A Better Home For Him Because I Live In The City And He Doesn't Have Much Room To Run Around. I Am Looking For A Home That Has Other Dogs Because He Loves To Play. Please Help Me Find A Better Home For Him.
Have you contacted BRAT? I think some of our members are BRAT's, so someone will most likely pick this up soon…
On a side note, I live in the city also. I live in a 960 sq ft condo. Dog parks, long walks, etc.......keep Tucker happy AND he's got plenty more people to choose from when he feels like biting someone.
I'm pretty sure he's happy since he hasn't eaten the sofa yet knocks on wood
I HAVE A 2 1/2 YEAR OLD MALE BASENJI AND HIS NAME IS DUKE. I NEED TO FIND A BETTER HOME FOR HIM BECAUSE I LIVE IN THE CITY AND HE DOESN'T HAVE MUCH ROOM TO RUN AROUND. I AM LOOKING FOR A HOME THAT HAS OTHER DOGS BECAUSE HE LOVES TO PLAY. PLEASE HELP ME FIND A BETTER HOME FOR HIM. EMAIL ME AT email@example.com IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
have you call the breeder?
And if there was not a responsible breeder have you contacted BRAT (www.basenjirescue.org)
Is this the same basenji that you're having problems with?
If so, you might find it difficult to rehome him and I hope you're going to inform his new owners about his behaviour problems…
Would you consider keeping Duke and working through his issues? It sounds like he would greatly benefit from some obedience training and exercise, and a consult with a behaviorist would help address his stranger-aggression.
The "getting rid of…." is what bugged me.
How about, "Looking for a new home for....".
Well, frankly, the whole thing, you are right Ninabean - a cry for help for a vicious dog and then offering it up because he loves to play?
If you are not willing to work with the dog, then do contact BRAT if the breeder is not known or accessible. Please don't "get rid of" him to just anyone.
Poor basenji, I feel bad for him. My guess is that he needs more exercise, and some gentle, positive training to become a nice dog. I'll bet he is left home alone a lot, and then he feels he is the boss of his home, making him less than friendly toward strangers. A bit of analysis as to why he is acting the way he does might lead to some better behavior, and make him a desirable pet for someone. but if his behavior improves, you might then want him. Poor little dog.
well he doesnt seem to be on the site.. his little green light is off.. lol maybe he just doesnt have access to a computer all the time? orrrrr maybe he thought everyone would take this differently? like someone would be like OKAY i want it!
personally, i'd like to see the answers to the questions you've all already asked..
I think it could be a troll…basically coming in and posting a couple different messages in ways that will get people to respond and worked up...
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it is odd that there are no other posts when people ask questions.
Well it could be, but not that it is an unusal post…. sigh... this is how most of the kids wind up in rescue...
Yea a troll is definitely possible with this post since he posted those two things within minutes of each other & hasn't been back on since [as his profile says his last activity was about 5 minutes after he posted this]. I actually hope this is a troll because if not, I feel terrible for the dog.
I just hope that if for real they contact BRAT… and don't just dump the pup in a shelter....
Again... happens all the time... people get a dog of any breed, have no idea what this breed is like.. and then 6 months to 2 yrs.. have a real problem.. and again this goes for all breeds... gettting a dog requires time and energy.. it is not just a play toy that you get and throw out in the yard.
I had a lady call me the other day about Basenjis... her daughter wanted one... when I asked "why" the answer was "she wants a dog to play with"... when I asked then what?.... it was the typical answer... "don't know".... clearly these parents are not sold on getting a dog, but I give them lots of credit for at least doing homework first