• Hello, My name is Dean.

    We are new to the Basenji Forums. We have a 4 yr old female Basenji mix named Willow. Willow is a rescue from the Indianapolis Humane Socioty. She was recsued at 8 weeks old in 2006 by my daughter, who kept her for 1 year and decided that she was to much for her family to raise. In 2007 my wife and I adopted Willow and she has been a wonderful addition to our family.

    Two days after Thanksgiving this year (2010) we became the forever home to 14 mo. old Benny the Basenji, who was a rescue from Ohio. This little guy has leapt (litterally) into the family with all four paws and hasn't stopped going yet.

    Willow is teaching Benny manners and he is learning quickly. Of course he is still a puppy so he still does all of the puppy stuff. Benny and Willow run the house much of the day and then fall dead asleep right in the middle of play. Then they get up and start again. Benny has also gotten Bear, our over weight 12 year old Schipperke to get up and run the house somewhat.

    Well, I think that's enough for now. Thank you for this opportunity to share

  • Welcome, and bless you for taking in two rescues. It sounds like your dog crew is very special.

  • Thank you.
    We have had Great Danes for 25 years. We showed in obedience trials during the first 15 years. Earlier this year, we placed our last one on a farm in northern Indiana to get the work and exercise he needed.
    My wife has worked with the Schipperke rescue for 12 years. After we adopted Willow, we decided that we would also like to work with the Basenji rescue.

  • Though basenjis are my favourite dog breed, I have to say that I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the Schipperke. I like their size, alertness and the lovely shiny black coats they have.

  • I loved their pictures passed out on the couch! Welcome to the forum. Did you get him from BRAT? If not yell and I'll give you the contact if you need it (though you can just put brat basenji and find it to fill out application to volunteer).

  • Yes, we got Benny through BRAT. He was listed on the BRAT adoption page from Ohio. He was 8 months old when they posted him. When we got him he was 14 months old.

  • Welcome to the forum! When I was at the beach in San Francisco last summer there was a Great Dane get together and there must have been at least 35 of them. Buddy loves large dogs so he was in heaven! 😃

  • Welcome to the forum

  • Thank you all for the warm welcome.

  • Welcome to the forum - it's always good to hear from people who take rescues into their hearts.

  • Welcome to the forum!

  • Houston

    Dean, welcome to the forum.

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