Welcome! Dive in and read some threads on funny stories, and on behavior, and health too of course. We all think basenjis are just the best things ever, but they are not for everyone. You need a great sense of humor, secure closet doors, energy and stamina, and did I mention a sense of humor? If you are proud to be outsmarted by your dog, and even brag about it, basenjis may be for you!
Check BCOa for breeders in your area, I believe there are some great ones in the NC/Virginia area. It's worth a long drive to get a good dog from a reputable breeder.