Oatmeal is a gorgeous 3 year old neutered male red and white basenji, current on all his shots and in excellent health. He has been to obedience school and follows basic commands, does a few tricks, and is crate trained. However, his family unfortunately didn't understand much about basenjis and used an electric fence to contain him in the yard even while neighborhood kids taunted him, and didn't socialize him much with other dogs outside the home. Consequently, Oatmeal has become aggressive, particularly with food and children, and when outside his comfort zone. His family gave him up a week ago due to their own medical constraints, and he is currently in a very tenuous foster situation. Unfortunately BRAT is not able to take him due to his aggressive tendencies, and will have to euthanize him this weekend (8/9)if a home or a behaviorist to work with him (Washington, DC area) is not found.
Please, please help this boy! He deserves better than what he's gotten in life – it's not his fault that he doesn't know how to trust people, and when he tries to be a good doggie he just curls up in your lap and snuggles. If you know of anyone who can take him, or know of a behaviorist who might evaluate him for free to determine whether he should not be PTS, please PLEASE let me know immediately! Oatmeal's life depends on it.