R/W Female in NC, 4 months, in need of a new home

It breaks my heart to have to write this, but I am in need of a new home for my Mia.

While I was in Iraq, I had a lot of downtime and doing research, concluded I wanted a Basenji - high energy, independent, short hair, and just adorable. I was in negotiations to get a house with a nice back yard for her as soon as we got back stateside, so I made arrangements with a breeder to pick her up in January.

But now I've come down for orders to go back to Iraq in a few months, with a follow on assignment in Italy afterwards. With our work schedule suddenly going nuts, I no longer have time to come home in the morning and after lunch to take her out on walks.

She is still in need of another series of shots, which I will take care of in the next week or two. I will also donate money to have her shipped, and for spaying costs also.

I've made a posting on BRAT, but these forums have been a source of training tips for me in the past, and most of you seem to have a genuine love for the breed.

If anyone has any way to help, please contact me. My name is Marc Jordan. Day or night phone is (603) 321-5668, and email is evilzug2000@yahoo.com

Thank you..

Does your contract with the breeder require her to be returned? If so you need to contact her breeder and let her know what has happened.

Also, BRAT, basenji rescue does a great job in rehoming b's.
Please, let them help you. www.basenjirescue.org

The contract doesn't say anything about having to give her back. I have contacted the breeder tho, to give her the option if she wants, but she didn't return both of my voicemails yet this week.

I filled out the form for BRAT also. I'm just trying to get the best chance possible for her by putting up multiple ads or whatnot.

I hope you hear from BRAT soon.

I am in the process of searching for a small adult female Basenji. I have already filled out an application with Brat and am waiting to hear when they will schedule my home visit.

However, I am keeping an open mind on getting a puppy. I would like to ask you some questions : Do you have papers for her?
Do you know if her parents were on the larger side or smaller size?
During the day when you are gone, do you keep her in a crate?
How is she coming along in housetraining?
Any information that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Just to let you know, I have been walking 3 dogs once to twice a week for the last several months. Two of the girls are Basenjis. I adore them and can't wait to have my own girl someday. 🙂

Also, was she or her sire/dam Fanconi tested?

@lisatest:

I am in the process of searching for a small adult female Basenji. I have already filled out an application with Brat and am waiting to hear when they will schedule my home visit.

However, I am keeping an open mind on getting a puppy. I would like to ask you some questions : Do you have papers for her?
Do you know if her parents were on the larger side or smaller size?
During the day when you are gone, do you keep her in a crate?
How is she coming along in housetraining?
Any information that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Just to let you know, I have been walking 3 dogs once to twice a week for the last several months. Two of the girls are Basenjis. I adore them and can't wait to have my own girl someday. 🙂

I do not have her papers. The breeder gave me the AKC numbers of both parents if I wanted to register in the future, but it didn't seem important at the time.

Both of the parents were on the smaller side, as is Mia - she was 11 lbs at last vet visit a few weeks ago, but she SEEMS to have hit a growth spurt recently.

She didn't really like crates at all, so I set up a decent size exercise pen for her, loaded with chew toys. This worked well until she learned to climb after a few days, so now it's covered up 🙂 She sleeps in bed with me at night to limit the crate time, and she curls up in a ball behind my knees.

Housetraining is kind of rough. She has adjusted to my work schedule, and as long as I take her out at pretty much the same times every day, there are no accidents. But getting her to actually TELL me when she has to go out is the tough part. I've recently started trying to use wind chimes, but she likes hitting it all the time like a toy, so it's a work in progress.

I've looked up her parents also and it doesn't appear that they were ever Fanconi tested, so I've ordered the swab test to get her tested. Wouldn't be right to pass her along without that knowledge.

Seems like your doing all the right things…but she is intact yes?
You need to make sure she doesn't end up in a breeding facility.ie, puppymill.

A couple pics from today.
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Oh, she is very cute.
I am sorry you can't keep her.
I know you will find the best home for her…BRAT can help you do that.

That is super that you are going to get the DNA test done….. Kudos to you.... And unless you turn her over the BRAT, you might want to consider drawing up a contract that states that she must be spayed by 6 months.... so that anyone interested knows that you will not place her with anyone considering breeding...

And if you have the registration from the breeder you should just go ahead and get her registered. You should have received an AKC litter registration paper with her that you would fill in a name, you as owner and signed off by the breeder.

She is still intact - I was planning on waiting til 6 months or so to get her fixed.

And I will work on the papers, I guess. The breeder seems more and more sketchy as this unfolds tho 😞

Sorry your breeder isn't helping you.
I am so glad you care what happens to her.
We do so wish you and this b girl well.

Kudo's to you Kono for getting the DNA swab test done. This is a wonderful and responsible thing you are doing for the Your Dog, the Breed, and the owner you will entrust your precious puppy to in the future. Your puppy is very very cute. There is another thread by a girl named Cathrine who is looking for a puppy and more likely a few others. There are very good people on this board and I am sure they will do all they can to help you.

Jason and Miranda

She's adorable! I bet someone here can find her a nice home.

Hi, Marc

Any help i can give u let me know i'm also in Ft, bragg I would recommend Defiantly getting her spayed before placing her in a new home though .

She is positively, absolutely adorable. Have you had her in the car with you?
If so, what was the longest period of time.

I would like to get some feedback. How many have gotten their Basenji as a puppy vs one that is one year or older? How many have gone through a rescue for their Basenji?

Lisatest, I have opened another thread regarding your last set of questions.

The longest trip we've made is about an hour. She is a little skittish if you are taking a lot of turns but once you get on the highway she settles and stares out the window. Never tried traveling with her in a crate tho.

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