Many folks may think dogs that end up in rescue are in some way inferior. Most are dogs that were simply the wrong choice for a family. Basenjis are not for everyone, and despite their appeal, the demands of owning this active, intelligent hound can be daunting to a first time Basenji owner.
Mismatches are one of the top reasons Basenjis wind up in rescue situations. Sometimes families did not really consider or understand the time and effort required to raise a lively Basenji puppy. A variety of other situations may arise that necessitate placement of a Basenji with a new owner. Rescue helps find new homes for these Basenjis or will help the family with advice on how to keep their Basenji.
The following BCOA volunteers are willing to be contacted to provide local assistance to Basenjis in need of adoption. Sometimes, this will involve referring and/or screening potential adopters, locating foster homes, and getting appropriate medical care for Basenjis in crisis situations. Keep in mind that email occasionally goes down or people go out of town. If you do not get an answer in a reasonable amount of time, contact one of the committee members listed below, and we will try to contact that person or refer you to the nearest alternate.
Additionally you can contact a regional Basenji club. A list of clubs affiliated with BCOA can be obtained by clicking HERE.
Disclaimer: Contacts on this page are volunteers; the BCOA does not guarantee Basenjis listed or referred and/or the services provided by these volunteers. Please read BCOA's Rescue Policy.If you would like to become a BCOA Rescue Volunteer contact Joe Carlson.
There are also independent volunteer organizations that offer help with rescues. Disclaimer: Contact information for the rescue groups listed below is provided strictly as a public service. These groups are separate entities unrelated to the Basenji Club of America and BCOA is not responsible for the actions of these groups or their agents. BCOA does not regulate, supervise, inspect, or provide any input into the respective operations, policies, procedures, and/or adoption requirements of these groups.