As time passes, the routine requires change. Puppies need more
attention and bigger space (and make more poo…). The adults runs
will also need to be moved. They are ready for more space and will
need more airflow now that we are moving into the summer months in FL
(the original set-up provided them more protection from the wind
during our unusually cold winter). Hopefully, I will be able to set up
a schedule to allow help from those that have offered - so much has
been last-minute due to constantly changing needs. It will be much
easier to accommodate drop-in help when they are in a larger area.
Margaret, Anne, B. Ann and Debbi have been doing a wonderful job of
attending to many details of coordinating that I simply don't have
time to do right now - home visits, vet reference checks and
placements suggestions all lined up so that I can just say yea or nay.
Thanks to their efforts and many other volunteers who are doing the
home visits, we have placed 8 of the first 9 younger pups, 3 of the 5
five month old pups and one adult. JR has taken on Aisha, a b mom who
has been going through culture shock in DC. We will be posting pups
from the next litters shortly. Given that there are so many pups and
so many homes that have been waiting for pups, the first batch was
placed without posting to relieve demands on my time. Though the pups
are remarkably well-balanced and similar (adopters have commented on
how cuddly they are!), they do show personality differences. Placement
decisions are still based on who fits each pup's needs. If you are
interested in a pup and haven't already done so, please submit your
application now by following the appropriate links at
. You can express interest in a pup when they are posted, but early
apps allow us to be better prepared by getting home visits done early.
As always, I greatly appreciate everyone's support.
FL District Coordinator
Basenji Rescue and Transport
A note from Debbi Johnson:
If you are interested in adopting one of these basenjis, please submit an
adoption application with BRAT.
You will be added to an email list which gives notices of available
basenjis. Before long, this group from Florida will be listed for adoption.
BRAT strives to select the best home for each basenji we have in rescue.
If you are interested in fostering, please stay tuned for another update
coming to you soon.
Each basenji that has left the group has gone home in a crate provided by
Thanks again to the members of BCOA!
So far, basenjis from this group have traveled to new homes in Washington
VA, IN, AL, CA, and some have stayed in FL.
Plans have been made for others to go to CT, NJ, KY, GA, LA, and NY.
We appreciate your interest and support in the rescue of the Wimauma
BRAT Treasurer & Director