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@DebraDownSouth said in Looking for Older Basenji in British Columbia, Canada:

In fact, brat has people checking Craigs list and if you see one, let them know. Getting the dogs into rescue so they are vetted and put in good homes helps.

That would be me. I check as many a internet sites as I know of daily looking for Basenjis, that's why I've got a pretty good idea of what's out there, and where they mostly are. A lot of the people who are initially asking for money will simply turn them over to BRAT. Many do want good homes for these dogs, and just don't know about rescue.
-Joanne
-Joanne

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Oh, I'm not saying it's the best place to get a Basenji, but y'know, at the end of the day, it's a little Basenji that needs a home. That little Basenji doesn't know it may be of inferior quality and what, not worthy of a home?
-Joanne

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@wizard said in Looking for Older Basenji in British Columbia, Canada:

You might also try the group in Washington:
http://evergreenbasenjiclub.org/breeders/

There is also Colorado Basenji Rescue: http://www.coloradobasenjirescue.org/index.shtml, very good organisation and they will send a dog to Canada (your dime).
-Joanne
-Joanne

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@wizard said in Looking for Older Basenji in British Columbia, Canada:

Using C.L. to rehome a basenji raises red flags for me.

Why? it is a legitimate resource to get the word out about a dog. There are Basenjis to be found there, and not necessarily bad, unhealthy, or stolen ones. BRAT gets more than a few from CL. I have a Basenji that I found on Kijiji. It's not much different than advertising in a newspaper (not that anyone really does that anymore). I notice a lot of rescue organisations place ads on CL.
-Joanne

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And rarely will you find a Basenji in a shelter, in the US, most shelters will contact rescue if they get purebreds.

Well you'd think, but.... I go through the internet sites everyday looking for Basenjis, I find a lot in shelters. They usually will turn them over to BRAT, but sometimes not. Right now there is a Basenji in a Los Angeles SPCA that they will not turn over, I think a BRAT member plans to adopt it out today for BRAT. There is also a Basenji with severe separation anxiety in a Plano, TX shelter that they will not turn over. I don't get that one.

I find a lot on craigslist too, that are legitimately good dogs. Things happen in people's lives, not everyone realises that there are rescues to turn to. There is a retired show Basenji on an OH craigslist right now.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

@Nancy-Berry Oh yes, I have a Basenji now, two actually, a 2 year old, and an 8 year old, but I couldn't have commented on their lifespans because I don't know it yet. Hope they are around awhile. Sure I think of the ones who are gone, and sometimes I wish they were all still here... but I'm pretty sure that some of them wouldn't have all gotten along.

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We have had 5 Basenjis who have passed away. The first passed away 5 weeks before her 18th birthday; the second lived to 16; their son lived to be only 8 years old, but he was born with a health issue that was only definitively diagnosed upon necropsy, a good portion of his pancreas was missing; the 4th, a rescue, lived to be 15.5, and the 5th, a rescue, died suddenly of a splenic tumour at 9 years.
-Joanne

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Does he end up down by your feet, UNDER the covers?
That would be very typical!
-Joanne

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Oh they're super cute!
I think Frenchies are great.
-Joanne

posted in Basenji Meetups & Events read more

Terrarust Basenjis (and Labradors) is in Delta. She mostly breeds Labs now but she has Basenjis around I'm sure. Also owns and operates Delta Kennels boarding facility. This is the only email address I have for her: info@deltakennels.com
-Joanne