BEK, thank you for adopting this little fella..
Read as much as you can about the breed if you are not familiar with it, they have their little querks, much of which us basenji lovers adore and some that drives us crazy, but we still lov'em.
Few things off the top of my head.
-Never trust him off leash unless it is in a fenced in area. Basenjis (and other hound dogs) are notorious for running with their nose, meaning their nose (and eyes) will catch something of interest and off they go…recall is not going to work..in most cases.
-Basenjis biggest enemy is cars, getting loose or free running and seeing a car it is trying to outrun, or running across the street with a squirrel in mind..
-Most (not all) are very destructive if left alone and allowed to get bored. Either have him crated while you are gone, or if he is good, make sure he has lots to entertain himself with.
-They are curious...and if you lock it up it must be worth trying to steal.
-Paper, preferable toiletpaper are huge hits, they love to shred paper, most do anyways.
-They love the sun, detest being cold and especially wet..many won't "willingly" go out to use the restroom if it is raining., yet they love to steal your wet towel after you are done with your shower...
-Some are very treat/food motivated and will learn quickly should you teach him tricks and commands. They are thought to be stupid...far from it, they are extremely smart, just chose to show their smarts when "they" feel like it, not when you want them to.
Overall, it is one of the most fascinating dogbreeds, in my opinion, and you will adore that little bugger in a heart beat.
Do not hesitate to ask questions, several members are long time breeders and lovers. Lots of information is to be had, read as much as your heart desires..and have a open mind, you will be thanked thousand full in return.
and, by the way..Welcome onboard..