I'm Ann in Redlands, CA and I'm happy to have found this forum!
My husband and I adopted our adult Basenji, Noel, about 9 months ago. We had never heard of Basenjis until we decided to get serious about finding an allergy-friendly breed for me. Yep, I'm allergic (to most of the planet it seems) and didn't think I'd ever be able to share my home with a dog. Basenjis fascinated us the minute we saw the first picture on the internet, and we were determined to learn more about them…the more we learned, the more we wanted one...even though several breeders and breed-lovers tried to talk us out of it with the usual "this dog is not for everyone" warnings. Finally, when the fabulous folks at Medfly Rescue introduced us to Noel, we were hooked and had to take her home.
It's been a wonderful, challenging, scary and expensive (that's a whole other posting) and, no exaggeration, life-changing 9 months. Noel has added so much to our world. I spent my first 50 years dogless, but I know Noel and Basenjis will be a part of my life from now on.
I'm learning a bit more everyday and have probably figured out about .2% of what I need to know, so this forum will likely see lots of questions from me.
Thanking you ahead of time for your learned advice!