Sequoia - Beautiful sweet Basenji

Sequoia is a Purebred female basenji who is not spayed. She is a brown and white brindle. Sequoia is 1 years old and is house trained. Also trained to sit, laydown, and bow. she also understand other commands such as get out and go. She is very friendly and loving, amazing with pets such as cats and other dogs and loves kids and people. She is very laidback for a young dog. She is UTD on shots and vet checks. She is completely healthy. Has rabies shot/tag aswell. She will come with her collar, leash, harness, bag of food "chef micheals", food dish, sweater, coat, and vaccination/vet visit paperwork. She also does not have any bad habits such as chewing, running away, etc. She comes when called or to a whistle. Also will walk and stay with you without leash.very well trained. very affectionate and loves attention.

I am selling her because I work and also go to college. I do not have time for her and it breaks my heart to hear her whine and wimper for attention when i get home but im to tired to give it most of the time. 😞 I am located by Albany, NY.

Asking $350 but is negotiable to the right person. 🙂

Please email or reply with any questions or if your interested! thank you! if interested please call 518-505-5577

Please consider giving your b to BRAT or getting her fixed before you sell her.
You sure don't want her ending up in some puppymill…and there are many back east.

She sounds like a remarkable basenji - and from what you have said, it sounds like up to this point you put a lot of work into her to have her so well behaved. Was she tested for Fanconi?

A good breeder will also take their dogs back.

Have you contacted her breeder? Responsible breeders usually have contracts address issue if people have to give up their Basenji for any reason.

There may be some simple things you can do to enrich her time that she spends by herself…and maybe you could rearrange a little bit of your life to make some time for her? I am sure if you could ask her, she would really prefer that to being rehomed, or sold to someone who will turn her into a money making/baby making machine. She sounds like a lovely, well trained companion...If the only issue you are having with her is not enough time...please reconsider....

Lady Tiger,

I totally understand how you feel about not having enough time to spend with your pup.

I have a long commute to and from work and am gone almost 12 hours every day. If I have stuff to do after work, sometimes I get home just in time to go to bed!

Guess what? My Basenjis are just happy to see me! I know I said plural but at one point I did have only one and he was the same way. Basenjis are happy to sleep all day and then sleep all night with you! That's how they stay so cute, beauty sleep!

I just make sure that when I am home, I talk to them and throw a stuffed toy and they follow me around (velcro dogs!). On weekends, I try to spend as much time as I can. Even if it's just a solid hour that is devoted to them.

I am with everyone else. I have a rescue and as much as I think he is happier with me, I bet he would've rather stayed with his first Momma.

It seems cruel to keep them crated for so long, if that's the case.

If you are determined to rehome your dog, please put her first. Spaying her ensures that the person who wants her wants a pet, not a puppymill breeder. No responsible person would buy her with breeding in mind for $700 unless she has a superior pedigree, so a responsible person wants her spayed. If she has a mediocre pedigree, then you protect her from being used to churn out puppies and sold at auctions when she is old or dumped in a shelter.

Since almost any responsible breeder would have sold her to you with a contract that demands they get her back or a say in placement, OR would have sold her with limited contract so she can't be bred, I do wonder also about the breeder. If there was no contract, please, spay her and relinquish to Basenji Rescue so they can find her a good home and guarantee to take her back if issues arise.

Sequoia sounds like a wonderful girl and it must be hard to make the decision to re-home her. Do you have any pictures of her? Where did you get her- from the internet, or from a dog store, or from a breeder? Is she registered? Is so, can you please provide her registration number so we could check her pedigree?

Personally, I've never heard of a basenji that will fetch a leash. 🙂 How did you manage that trick?

It sounds like she needs to go to a home with another B that can play with her and keep her active since she is young.

Has anyone e-mailed the owner to find out the status of her B?

Jennifer

Has the initial poster contacted anyone? I just wonder why Lady Tiger hasn't answered any of our questions.

hello im am looking for such a family member, i used to have 2 basinjis several years ago but the had died from old age(princess mother, and daisy her pup) now i have the yard and room for a new family member, but they are so hard to find. i would love to hear more about your lil one and to maybe see pics. if things was able to work out i would send you updated pics and info and if possible help arrange trips to see her, i know how hard it is to give up friends.
i look forward to hearing from you. andrew

We were looking to get a companion/friend for our Shiba Inu and thought a Basenji might be a good choice. We were looking to rescue one but came across this ad and she sounds like a perfect dog for us. Would love more info. We would definately want to spay her asap and daily walks at the park (except during the frigud weather) are promised. She would aslo have a little boy also with alot of energy to play with!! If she has not already found a home, please contact me at Jatysma@aol.com. Thanks…JILL PS We are in ALBANY, NY

@Kipawa:

Has the initial poster contacted anyone? I just wonder why Lady Tiger hasn't answered any of our questions.

Her profile shows she signed on Nov 8th so I guess unless you are offering to buy the dog, she doesn't care to respond.

In the meantime… if you are looking for a "stable" dog that would be welcomed into your home, please look into "yodeldogs" ... Robin lives near Atlanta and she may be looking for new homes for some of her babies. 🙂

@liji:

We were looking to get a companion/friend for our Shiba Inu and thought a Basenji might be a good choice. We were looking to rescue one but came across this ad and she sounds like a perfect dog for us. Would love more info. We would definately want to spay her asap and daily walks at the park (except during the frigud weather) are promised. She would aslo have a little boy also with alot of energy to play with!! If she has not already found a home, please contact me at Jatysma@aol.com. Thanks…JILL PS We are in ALBANY, NY

Good morning, I sent you an email reference the black and white girl that I saw on Craig's List today…. The ad is found at:
http://albany.craigslist.org/pet/2061955687.html

comm-jknty-2061955687@craigslist.org

Ad reads:
Black and white female african basenji. 3 yrs old all shots. Asking small rehoming fee of $150.00. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL (518) 238-3934

Lady Tiger has posted Sequoia on Craigslist. She is now asking a "rehoming fee" of $350.

http://albany.craigslist.org/pet/2070176381.html

Lady Tiger,

Please, please don't rehome her unaltered! There is such a high chance someone will use her to pump out puppies.

If you love her, you will do the right thing….

I'm sorry but as i mentioned before I DONT have time for her and I cant take care of her. she need to find a loving home ASAP or i have no other choice but to give her to a shelter. Im never home between school and work. i work 2 jobs, one full time one part time and go to school part time. Im sick of her being home alone all the time with no attention or anything and noone even to let her out to go to the bathroom. she's a great dog i just dont have the time.. things changed alot over the past couple of months and i just can't keep her anymore.

oh and BTW the reason i havent responded to anyones msgs is because i DO NOT have a computer with internet connection and my phone does no allow me to make posts.

Hi there! I'm glad you were able to get back onto the forum; there are a couple of people listed on this string that are willing to offer a home to your girl. Hopefully, things will work out as they should, and you can find someone that is basenji-savvy. You are right that the situation you describe isn't ideal for her.

Many people balk at the idea of "giving" their dogs to BRAT, but please consider that as a choice if the leads on here don't pan out. First, BRAT will make sure that Sequoia is fixed, so she won't end up in a puppy mill scenario. If you haven't tested her for Fanconi syndrome, they will, so that her next home will know if she will need special care as she gets older. Sadly, there are several postings on Craig's Lists right now for older dogs, that may/may not have Fanconi, which may be attributing to sudden accidents for older dogs.:(

Based on Sequoia's disposition, BRAT volunteers will seek out her "forever" home. Many people on Craig's List are enchanted by the cute curly tail or the wrinkled brow, but they don't understand the breed. They don't understand how smart the dogs are, and may think they are mischievious (versus curious). :rolleyes:They may not want a dog that intends to sleep under your covers, or to take any opportunity to chase a squirrel or rabbit. They may become fed up when they constantly come home to garbage cans that have been cleaned for you, in basenji fashion. 😃 In frustration, they may give up on Sequoia and post her on Craig's List 3-4 months later . I'm not saying this to criticise all Craig's List adoptions, because I've actually done three of them, but I'm painting a worse case scenario.

BRAT will make sure this doesn't become Sequoia's future. They will screen her future home, to include a home visit. 🙂 They'll make sure that she will be in a safe environment (i.e. not on a busy street with no fence), and that the people/other animals are a good fit for your girl. And before everything is finalized, they will make the people commit to keeping her forever, and it's in writing. (If someone would want to get rid of her, she would have to go back to BRAT for re-homing.) If you don't have the time to screen out Sequoia's next home, I promise the BRAT will stand behind your girl and treat her like she's a princess. 🙂

Anyway, I'm not a BRAT volunteer, but I am a basenji lover. :p I hope that you find what's best for Sequoia. 😉

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