Hello from the Sunshine State!

Hello All,
I am new here, well as of last night I am very new! I unfortunately don't have any Basenji's to call my own, yet. Hence the reason I joined this forum, to find one to join me in my life. I'm a 25yr old female, I currently live in St Pete, FL and am extremely active and am searching for a female Basenji to enjoy romps in the park with. Have a good Monday everybody and I hope to be able to share future stories and pictures of my Basenji!

Hey there, nice to meet you. I am a WV girl but my birthplace was sunny FL! Are you or have you been a dog owner before? Bella is my first pup and let me tell you… she tries to own me, but I do love her dearly!:D Have you done much research on the breed? They are a fascinating canine with their own little (and big) quirks. Beautiful animals, elegant and proud... with a mind of their own! The fact that you are active is great because the Basenji is quite active as well. I wish the best of luck to you in finding that special friend... Do you know if you want to start with a puppy or an adult? Keep us posted with any updates, also... if you have any questions.;)

@bellabasenji:

Hey there, nice to meet you. I am a WV girl but my birthplace was sunny FL! Are you or have you been a dog owner before? Bella is my first pup and let me tell you… she tries to own me, but I do love her dearly!:D Have you done much research on the breed? They are a fascinating canine with their own little (and big) quirks. Beautiful animals, elegant and proud... with a mind of their own! The fact that you are active is great because the Basenji is quite active as well. I wish the best of luck to you in finding that special friend... Do you know if you want to start with a puppy or an adult? Keep us posted with any updates, also... if you have any questions.;)

Hello and thank you for your input! I have a cat named Bella actually 🙂 I am not currently a dog owner no, I am awaiting my Basenji girl! I have been a dog owner before but she passed a few years ago and I pretty much take care of my boyfriends dog anyway. Oh yes, I have done hours upon days upon months of research. They do sound like the perfect dog for me and I have spoken with a few Basenji owners that go to my dog park when I get a chance to see them. A bonus is that my boyfriends dog is a Basenji Mix so I get to see a lot of their characteristics in him. He plays with this male named Charlie and they are pretty much identical in everyway minus their looks!

Well I do prefer a puppy so it can be raised with my cat, his cat and the dog. But, I don't mind a 2yr old. They need love and an open heart as well! I will definately keep you updated and I will continue to search!

Welcome to the forum! Lots of info is here.

Oh how sweet those little puppies are. I wish you the best of luck in finding a beautiful pup from a wonderful and responsible breeder But remember when you find your little one, post us some pictures!!! You sound like you will be a great Basenji mommy.

Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the pack! There is a lot of information here about this wonderful yet challenging :rolleyes: breed! You should post photos of your boyfriend's mix! We love photos around here! 😉

welcome! a basenji will be great for you!!! they are alot of work but very worth it! learn as much as you can frist.

Aw well thank you everyone for making me feel so welcome! Yes, as soon as I get the chance to I will surely post a picture of his dog! He has the "worry brow" and the curled tail, the speed, the agility, the brain, speaking and characteristics! But, with shepard markings! He's a great dog as well.

Thank you all again I will keep on searching!:)

Hi Jen, I am in Tampa and know a basenji mix named Charlie who lives in St. Pete. He is a tri, tall and very fast, wonder if it is the same one I know. Can't remember his owner's name, she has a couple of chihuahuas too. We have a group that meets t a dog park in Tampa most every Sunday, we had 11 basenjis there last weekend. You are welcome to join us any time, you can see an assortment of basenjis from age 13 to less than a year. Welcome!

Anne in Tampa

@MacPack:

Hi Jen, I am in Tampa and know a basenji mix named Charlie who lives in St. Pete. He is a tri, tall and very fast, wonder if it is the same one I know. Can't remember his owner's name, she has a couple of chihuahuas too. We have a group that meets t a dog park in Tampa most every Sunday, we had 11 basenjis there last weekend. You are welcome to join us any time, you can see an assortment of basenjis from age 13 to less than a year. Welcome!

Anne in Tampa

Hello Anne, yes that is the same Charlie! She is an older woman with an English accent and she said that Charlie is mixed with a Collie or shepard of some sort. Him along with the rest of her pack, is such a doll and get's along great with my boyfriends dog. Wow, I would love to come sometime and bring along our little mutt to join in the fun! I will keep my eyes and ears open for another meetin of yours and do if you have the chance let me know in advance as well. 🙂

We meet up every Sunday around 11 at West Park in Hillsborough County (Tampa). I will be out of town this Sunday, taking the fur-kids to Flagler beach for a couple of days, but we have rarely missed a Sunday in the last 6 years! Some days we only have 4 or 6 basenjis, some Sundays up to 11 or 12. just let me know when you might come, I'll be sure and be there. Charlie's mom is friends with a very nice woman named Bambi who has 2 basenjis, Seff and Eshe, I think they meet up at the park occasionally so you may know them too.
Looking forward to meeting you and your pup.

Anne

Welcome to the forum – lots and lots of good information here and it's all archived so you can read through old but interesting threads. Feel free to ask whatever.

@MacPack:

We meet up every Sunday around 11 at West Park in Hillsborough County (Tampa). I will be out of town this Sunday, taking the fur-kids to Flagler beach for a couple of days, but we have rarely missed a Sunday in the last 6 years! Some days we only have 4 or 6 basenjis, some Sundays up to 11 or 12. just let me know when you might come, I'll be sure and be there. Charlie's mom is friends with a very nice woman named Bambi who has 2 basenjis, Seff and Eshe, I think they meet up at the park occasionally so you may know them too.
Looking forward to meeting you and your pup.

Anne

Oh wow, that's quite a long time! Have fun on your trip to Flagler I'm sure your pups will thoroughly enjoy it. I will let you know for sure when I'm going to come, I think it would be a great thing for me and would let me be more exposed to some Basenji's and their owners. I believe I do know the dogs, I haven't spoken with their owner yet but I do see them on occasion. I did just find a female Basenji Mix at a shelter, I'm hoping that the foster parents call me back. I'm crossing my fingers!

@wizard:

Welcome to the forum – lots and lots of good information here and it's all archived so you can read through old but interesting threads. Feel free to ask whatever.

Thank you so much for making me feel welcome!

Welcome welcome. I love your adoptive spirit!

yodels from Switzerland. 😉
Lauren & Lycia

I know this isn't near you at all, but if you were up for a road trip… looks like basenjis of all ages, even pups, need homes.
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=12301975

My folks are in St. Pete! They have what we think might be a b mix, but my parents just insist that she is a black and white curly tailed dog. Just out of curiosity- the lovelyships name caught me- are you a sailor?

Hope you find the perfect b for you!

@Schouiffy:

Welcome welcome. I love your adoptive spirit!

yodels from Switzerland. 😉
Lauren & Lycia

Thank you again and hello Switzerland, wow you're quite far from me! Haha, well I do love animals very much and would love to give one a good home. I'm holding out for the one that captures my heart. :p

@BasenjiByTheBay:

I know this isn't near you at all, but if you were up for a road trip… looks like basenjis of all ages, even pups, need homes.
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=12301975

Wow, gosh do I wish I could get up to MI for this. But, as well know money is tight for everyone and I just sadly couldn't afford to go up there.:( If there was a way for them to even transport half way, which is not possible they're a shelter, I would jump on a chance in a heartbeat! Thank you for your help though it is imensely appreciated.

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