I talked to my daughter last night and she really does not want me to find him another home, even though he's making her sick, (she's allergic to him). She threatened to leave home if I did. She's 18 so she could. I guess we will try and keep him. The good news is I did find a place that will pick up and drop off dogs, take them for long walks in the woods, and let them play with other dogs for the day. All for just $17.00 a day. So at least he's not in a crate for 9 hours any more and he seems to really enjoy it. He runs to the person right away and is excited to go and comes back very happy and tired.
Hello I was reading about your situation with you basenji. I am very interested in him. I grew up with 4 basenjies. I fell extremly sad that you have to crate him for 9 hrs a day. I am a stay at home mom with two children. If you still have him I would love to see a picture of him or meet him. Thank you angelina
If you are still interested, I'll post a picture, as soon as I can get my daughter to put pictures on my computer. He is super beautiful. Everyone just loves him.
Do you live in Ottawa, Ontario?
if someone in Ottawa is free to babysit/walk my Basenji especially week days i may be able to consider keeping him. If someone owns a basenji in Ottawa, and has a fenced in yard where he could have regular play dates.
I certainly could try and help out in return.
I have a male Basenji, born February 2010, red and white. He is a great dog. The cutest dog you have ever seen. Very loving. Loves to cuddle, gives kisses and hugs. Loves to be around people and other dogs. Requires a lot of attention and a lot of exercise. He can run on the treadmill for 40 minutes at 5. He is crate trained (during the day while at work) sleeps on his own bed on the floor in my room. Once in a while he gets to sleep in my bed and loves it. He is house trained. Walks perfectly well, sits when asked or when you are walking and stop to talk to someone or getting ready to cross the road. He can lay down and stay when asked or when you are at the table eating. This avoids any jumping and snatching food off the counter or table. He can be a handful if he is not exercised enough and you do not keep an eye on him. He is a hunter by instinct and can shred a stuffed animal in minutes. Even the toys (tuff scale) 8 to 10 which should be tough to destroy, he can destroy in minutes. He cannot be trusted off leash as evreything interests him and he will run away. He needs a strong leader or he will take over the household.
When we got Copper, we had the time for him. My family has shrunk. I am alone now, and my only assistant, my daughter, is going to University in the fall. I am a senior, but still working. I'm not the right person for this type of dog. He deserves a family that can spend a lot of time with him, has a fenced in yard where he can run and play. People that will play with him, walk him, run with him and give him a lot of love and attention.
All I can do with him is walk him and give him love and attention. But he spends 9 hours a day in his crate while I'm at work and I don't think this is fair to him. I take him for long walks, but I know he would love more than that. I also feel tied down to a dog that needs more than I can give. It stresses me to always have to run home after work to take him out and it is too expensive to hire someone to do this all the time. I don't drive, so I can't take him to dog parks.
If some one owns a Basenji and would like another one for companion, or who has owned a Basenji before and knows what they are like and wants another one let me know. We love Copper and want to find a good permanent home for him. I will take care of him until I do. He deserves a home where he can get more attention and exercise.
He's been fixed, up to date on his shots, and has a clean bill of health. He weighs 20 pounds. So he is a bit small for a Basenji, but really cute.
Price is to cover the new crate, and life time dog training if you are in Ottawa. The rest will be donated to a local animal shelter.
I still have to talk to my daughter, she's going to University. I can't take care of him by myself. He was a year old in February. If she agrees, I would give him away to a good home where he would be loved, have lots of exercise, get to play with other dogs. He comes with a life time of dog training by a professional and is up to date on his shots. She may want visitation rights at least at first if that would be possible. He is 20 pounds, red and white, double curl tail. Always happy, good nature and energetic. He also has a brother that lives in Ottawa that may want to visit once in a awhile.
He's been back a week, and all is well. The trainers trained us to keep up the training Copper received. It's all positive reinforcement (Praise/treats). We still have a great relationship with him, he still loves to cuddle, but he is a lot more manageable now. These trainers knew what they were doing. Everyone is very impressed.