We recently lost our companion of 15 years, Maxx, a tri-color Basenji, and are looking for another one to love, either a puppy or young adult.
We're thinking female (because we've had two male Basenjis), black & white or brindle (because we've had a red & white and tri-color), but when it comes right down to it, sex and color aren't that important…getting the right fit for our family is.
We are currently in Washington State, but will be leaving here on December 7 and heading to Arizona where we spend the winters. We're free to pick our route south, so can pick up in most any of the far western states.
If a young adult, we're looking for a Basenji that likes to take rides in cars (because we do a lot of traveling by RV), is good with strangers and other dogs (because we meet a lot of each in RV parks and even in our small mobile home park where we live in Washington), and isn't destructive when left alone...we're retired, so are home the majority of the time, but are gone for a few hours here and there. While we believe in crate training, and would certainly crate train a puppy, it'd be nice not to have to cart a crate with us when we're traveling in our slide-in truck camper due to space constraints (but will if we have to).
We will consider a rescue if we can find the right fit.
Whatever Basenji we get will be going to a pet home, will be spayed or neutered, so we're not interested in one from a breeder who still wants to show the dog.
Thanks for any leads you can give us.