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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-26-00506Sia (female)

Basenji Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Sia is a cute, friendly basenji mix. She weighs 45 pounds, is microchipped, spayed and up to date on shots. She is housebroken, knows how to sit, and walks good on a leash. She gets along with adults, kids and dogs. Cats are unknown. Sia is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with her. She is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Paws and Claws Rescue
San Mateo County San Carlos, CA MAP IT!

(650) 465-9669

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-26-00402BAMBI (female)

Basenji Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Bambi.... long legged beauty! She's is outgoing, fun and everything you'd expect a Bambi to be. She is spayed up to date on shots, walks fantastic on a leash. She loves other pups. Great with kids over 10 years old and cats too! Would do great in a home with another pup or loads of attention from her human pack. Snuggly bug and smart! We are Lucky Pup Dog Rescue of SAN DIEGO, an all volunteer 501c3 dog rescue. Our adoptions require an application that can be filled out on website at, a home visit and a donation to our rescue of $200. Your support and donation allows us to continue to rescue ... (Read More)dogs from death row from Southern California shelters, care for them (often months) until they are adopted. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Lucky Pup Dog Rescue
PO BOX 3484
San Diego County San DIego, CA 92163 MAP IT!

619 756 6376 Office staffed by volunteers

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-24-00020Mazie (female)

Basenji Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Hello my name is Mazie. I am around 1-2 years old and I have a lot of energy! I need lots of space to run around and stretch my long legs. I get along with most dogs (only have been around female dogs) and I'm not quite sure about cats still. I don't bark much, only if I hear something and am wondering what it could be. I am kennel trained, and call that home at night. I do need lots of love an attention, or I tend to get bored and chew on things I'm not suppose to. I have the start of my puppy package shots, but I have not been spayed yet. If you are interested in me, please contact my dog mom Brandi at 530-953-6558

 Adoption Fee: $30 Animal Location:

Nevada County Grass Valley, CA MAP IT!

Brandi Howe 5309536558

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-23-00240Blanca (female)

Basenji Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Blanca is an adorable mutt mix of about 22lbs. She is an AWESOME combo of basenji (we think) and chihuahua. She does not bark, she plays like a youngin with other young dogs, or just lays at your feet. She loves her walks too! She is submissive and does anything for belly rubs! There is not a mean bone in her body! Blanca is the PERFECT companion pet for ANYONE, hiker, new dog owner, young or retired, couple or single. Seriously this little girl is a fine gem and is going to make someone so happy! Blanca is in TIP TOP health, has no medical issues, is on flea control and is the sweetest demure and mature lady! Blanca is house broken, ... (Read More)doesn't need a crate and does not destroy anything when you are not home. She is also portable and loves car rides and trips! Blanca is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, potty trained, easy going, and happy! To meet Blanca, please submit and adoption application (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Gone to the Dogs Rescue Inc.
Los Angeles County Redondo Beach, CA MAP IT!

424-352-9424- Marcy

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-20-00191Zeusy (male)

Basenji Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    COURTESY POST: Here is my regal Zeusy, He has a great temperament and personality, VERY house trained, never tried to mark anywhere in my house despite there being other males. Listens to basic commands, he is accustomed to learning new things, great with my daughter, has become her shadow. Playful outdoors but also very calm indoors. All around a great dog and almost NEVER barks. Are you the family for Zeusy? Fully Vetted: neuter, all shots including Distemper, Parvo, Bordatella, Corona, Leptosis & Rabies, Heartworm Negative, Fecal to Laboratory, Dental, DeWormed & Microchipped. We are able to offer one month of free health insurance ... (Read More)through Petfinder & a free rescue exam with one of our Veterinarians or someone local to you. You need to do nothing for a year with our dogs as we have done it all. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Fluffs & Scruffs, A Dog Rescue
Los Angeles County Beverly Hills, CA MAP IT!

Lisa Corona

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-16-00635Deerling (male)

Basenji Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Deerling is just over a year and is the most sensitive, sweet-natured and fun-filled puppy! He loves lounging on the Christmas chair by the fireplace and makes a terrific snuggle buddy on cold winter nights! He gets festive over the holiday season and enjoys dressing up in ribbons and Santa hats and spinning his toy dreidel. Deerling was the first puppy in his rescue litter to learn the trick 'circus clown' and has always exhibited high intelligence. Fully house-trained, affectionate and playful, Deerling is ready to find his new forever family. Could that family be you? To adopt Deerling, please send us an E-mail and we'll send you an ... (Read More)application. A home and yard check will be done, along with an in person interview, before an adoption decision is made. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA 90210 MAP IT!

Dog Fellas

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Animal ID: 011MOJI (male)

Basenji Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Moji is 9months old, 11 Ibs very friendly small dog. He has the funniest personalty that will make you laugh all the time. He loves his person, loves to snuggle . He loves his toys.He is crate trained, house trained , not destructive when left alone and doesnt bark .. He is not great with other dogs, so he will be best as only dog. Please fill out application for Moji at

 Adoption Fee: $360 Animal Location:

Los Angeles County Beverly Hills, CA 90212 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-13-00612Josephine (female)

Basenji Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed 

    Beautiful Josephine. 1 year old. She is white with tan patches. An adorable, medium size girl with the cutest tall ears. Could be a Basenji mix. So pretty, recently rescued from Camarillo shelter. She will keep you entertained for hours playing ball and loving on you. She loves playful, small dogs and other dogs her own size. She Is crated with Zorro at night! Loves him!! Kisses and cuddles him! She is waiting for her forever family to come and snatch her up! Please fill out an application. We get many inquiries, so its best to fill out an application if you are actively ready to adopt. You will then have your application reviewed and ... (Read More)receive a call to make an appointment. Please go to and fill out an application. Listed under adoptable dogs! We stand behind our dogs 100% Southern Ca adoption only due to home checks. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
Los Angeles County Toluka Lake, CA MAP IT!

Contact: Jen - Helene -

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Rescue Me ID: 14-08-28-00226Ralphie (male)

Basenji Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Neutered 

    My husband found this dog awhile back and after we searched for an owner, we have been trying to rehome him. It's really not working, because of his unique look. There is nothing wrong with his left eye, it just doesn't have black outlining. He's house trained, and loves to walk with a harness, but he weaves a lot unless you really focus on making sure he walks at your side. VERY gentle little guy who likes to cuddle and in need of a forever home. I will have to take him to the SPCA when they have an opening. I have held on to him as long as possible to keep him out the shelter life, but it's affecting our living situation. The only dog he's ... (Read More)ever had a problem with is our dachshund, so they have to be separated instead of playing outside together like before. (We don't know what happened, but a friend came over and was watching them. We think the person may have done something because this the first time in 3 months of having him that he did anything of that nature. Before that, the two dogs were always together and would sleep curled around each other. Obviously that friend is not even allowed over anymore.) There is a rehoming fee to ensure that he is well cared for, and I will want to do a home check for his safety. He's extremely sweet and we want him to well cared for. I was really hoping the SPCA was never an option. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $35 Animal Location:

Kern County Shafter, CA 93263 MAP IT!

Kristie Gurule 661-496-6093

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Rescue Me ID: 13-05-11-00306Hazel & Pearl (female)

Basenji Mix    Age: Puppy

Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    It's hard to imagine these two sweet, friendly, loveable pups have been out as strays in the cold since September. These girls were emaciated and desperate when our good friend Kathy stumbled upon them. Doing what she could, Kathy would feed them whenever they'd come around and because they were desperate for food they relied on her kindness and compassion and they eventually stayed in the local area of Watts for good. She Immediately posted and sent pleas for a reputable rescue to take the girls, but it was to no avail. Fearing the worst, that the girls would be picked up to be used as fighting dogs, or possibly even get shot by local gang ... (Read More)members--Kathy showed up at all hours of the day for them trying to reassure them that she was there and trying to gain their trust. As the winter months grew more and more frigid, Kathy did what she could dropping off food and blankets in the enclosed area fencing where they usually roamed about. She relayed to us one night a very heartwrencing scene as she had just left food for them. At this point, she had managed to gain enough of their trust; and as she laid a kiss on each of their heads, the girls started to whimper because they didn't want her to leave. These girls needed off the streets now and our rescue decided to rescue them. Both girls are 10 months old, spayed, parvo, fecal, and heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. The adoption fee includes full medical, designer collar, and Canine Friendly harness. Hazel and Pearl survived the cruel streets together and are highly bonded that they cry without each other so we would like to place them as a pair in a loving forever home. They are very sweet, loving, and love the attention. To inquire please email us at we can also send you more photos. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $320 Animal Location:

DogTag: You're It! Rescue
Orange County Anaheim, CA MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Basenji in California
    Basenji Dogs can make good pets in California if they match your IifestyIe. The Basenji is a playful, charming, energetic breed. They make excellent family pets but do best with older children. Basenjis can live in an apartment but need lots of daily exercise and long walks. A Basenji likes to chew and should be given toys and attention or it will get into trouble. Basenjis do not do well with cats and other pets beside dogs.

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L.A. Animal Services & Spaymobile 213-485-5765

Los Angeles County - Los Angeles, California 90013
Spay Neuter Assistance Program 310-364-4282

Los Angeles County - Los Angeles 90042
North Figueroa Animal Hospital 323-258-8068

Los Angeles County - Los Angeles, CA 90064
Animal Birth Control 310-444-3114

Los Angeles County - Hawthorne, CA 90251
Pet Assistance Foundation 310-372-9593

Los Angeles County - Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
For Pets' Sake - R.E.A.L. 310-545-1351

Los Angeles County - Lomita, CA 90717
Animal Birth Control 310-539-3112

Los Angeles County - Long Beach, California 90805
Golden State Humane Society 562-423-8406

Los Angeles County - Chatsworth, California 91311
Spay For Life 818-700-2741

Los Angeles County - Northridge, CA 91325
Pet Family Planning 818-705-7729

Los Angeles County - Santa Clarita 91350
Bouquet Veterinary Clinic 661-296-0619

Los Angeles County - Winnetka 91396
Cat Crossing 818-759-6554

Los Angeles County - Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Best Friends Catnippers 818-377-9700

Los Angeles County - North Hollywood 91601
Actors and Others for Animals 818-755-6045

San Bernadino County - Alta Loma 91737
Rancho Cucamonga Friendship 909-980-7711

San Diego County - Alpine, California 91901
Country Pet Clinic 619-455-9815

San Diego County - Chula Vista, CA 91910
Telegraph Canyon Animal Medical 619-421-1323

San Diego County - Chula Vista, California 91915
Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic 619-482-9100

San Diego County - Jamul, California 91935
Jamul Veterinary Hospital, Inc 619-669-1666

Sacramento County - La Mesa, CA 91941
Fuente Animal Hospital 619-440-1432

Sacramento County - La Mesa 91942
The Pet Hospital of La Mesa 919-469-0138

San Diego County - La Mesa, California 91944
Pet Assistance 619-544-1222

San Diego County - Carlsbad 92008
Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Carlsbad 760-729-3330

San Diego County - El Cajon, CA 92021
Animal Medical Center 619-444-4246

San Diego County - Encinitas, California 92024
Santa Fe Animal Clinic 760-753-6512

San Diego County - Escondido 92025
Animal Center & Humane Society 760-745-4362

San Diego County - Poway, California 92064
Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP) 619-525-3047

San Diego County - San Diego, CA 92126
Coalition for Pet Population Control 619-595-4505

San Diego County - San Diego, California 92126
Feral Cat Coalition 619-497-1599

Riverside County - Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Animal Samaritans SPCA 760-343-3477

Riverside County - Thousand Palms 92276
Animal Birth Control Clinic 760-343-3697

San Bernadino County - Apple Valley 92307
Victor Valley Animal League 760-247-4640

San Bernadino County - Apple Valley, California 92307
Pet Partners of Victor Valley 760-247-5312

San Bernadino County - San Bernardino 92405
Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley 909-882-2934

Riverside County - Riverside 92503
Lincoln Plaza Vet Clinic 951-359-0363

Riverside County - Riverside 92503
Van Buren Animal Hospital 951-687-2630

Riverside County - Riverside, CA 92509
Pedley Square Vet Clinic 951-685-3331

Riverside County - Moreno Valley, California 92553
Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic 951-242-4056

Riverside County - Mountain Center, California 92561
Living Free 909-659-4684

Orange County - Garden Grove, CA 92843
Animal Discount Clinic 714-537-0570

Riverside County - Norco, California 92860
Animal & Bird Hospital 951-371-7120

Ventura County - Ventura 93002
Greyfoot Rescue 805-649-4840

Ventura County - Ojai, CA 93023
Humane Society of Ventura County 805-646-6505

Ventura County - Ojai 93023
SPAN 805-646-1919

Ventura County - Oxnard, California 93036
Spay Neuter Clinic of Ventura County 805-278-4433

Ventura County - Somis, CA 93066
Concerned People For Animals 805-640-6941

Santa Barbara County - Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Santa Barbara Humane Society 805-964-4777

Tulare County - Visalia 93292
Valley Oak SPCA 559-651-1111

San Mateo County - Redwood City 93301
Silicon Valley Animal Rescue 650-529-1390

Kern County - Bakersfield, CA 93301
Kern Humane Society 661-325-2589

San Mateo County - Burlingame, CA 94401
Peninsula Humane Society 650-340-8200

San Luis Obispo County - San Luis Obispo, California 93405
PALS 805-544-0984

San Luis Obispo County - Arroyo Grande, California 93420
Central Coast Spay Shuttle 805-481-5119

Santa Barbara County - Santa Maria 93458
Santa Maria Valley Humane Society 805-349-3435

Inyo County - Bishop, California 93515
Inyo County Animal Resources 760-872-3802

Kern County - Tehachapi 93561
Tehachapi Humane 661-823-0699

Kern County - Tehachapi, CA 93581
Tehachapi Humane 661-822-2417

Madera County - Oakhurst, California 93644
Eastern Madera SPCA 209-683-1266

Fresno County - Fresno 93706
CCSPCA Education Office 559-233-0115

Fresno County - Fresno, California 93728
California Feline Foundation 559-650-3122

San Francisco County - San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco SPCA 415-554-3000

Santa Clara County - Palo Alto, CA 94301
Palo Alto Low Cost Pet Clinic 650-329-2433

Santa Clara County - Palo Alto 94303
Palo Alto Animal Services 650-496 5933

San Mateo County - San Mateo, CA 94401
Peninsula Humane Society 650-340-7025

Napa County - Calistoga 94515
UpValley Spay/Neuter Network 707-942-9066

Napa County - Napa, California 94559
Humane Society of Napa County 707-252-7442

Alameda County - Dublin, CA 94568
Tri-Valley SPCA Spay & Neuter Center 925-479-9674

Alameda County - Oakland, CA 94621
Oakland SPCA 510-569-0702

Alameda County - Oakland, CA 94621
Maddie's Spay/Neuter Surgery Center 510-639-7387

Alameda County - Oakland, California 94621
East Bay SPCA - Oakland SPCA 510-639-7387

Alameda & Contra Costa County - Berkeley 94712
Fix Our Ferals 510-433-9446

Marin County - San Rafael, CA 94901
Animal Birth Control Clinic 415-456-7515

Sonoma County - Rohnert Park, CA 94927
Friends of the Animals 707-544-5713

Sonoma County - Cotati, CA 94931
LaPlaza Veterinary Hospital 707-794-1298

Marin County - Novato, California 94949
Marin Humane Society 415-883-3383

Sonoma County - Petaluma, California 94952
LaPlaza Veterinary Clinic 707-794-1299

Sonoma County - Petaluma, CA 94952
Petaluma Animal Shelter 707-778-4396

Sonoma County - Petaluma, California 94975
Petaluma Pet Pals 707-769-2199

Santa Clara County - Milpitas 95035
City of Milpitas Voucher Program 408-586-3070

Santa Clara County - San Martin, CA 95046
St. Francis of Assisi Spay Clinic 408-683-0866

Santa Clara County - San Martin, California 95046
St. Francis of Assisi Clinic 408-386-0866

Santa Clara County - Santa Clara 95050
Humane Society of Santa Clara 408-727-3383

Santa Cruz County - Santa Cruz, California 95061
Project Purr 831-423-MEOW

Santa Clara County - San Jose, CA 95101
Animal Birth Control Assistance, Inc. 408-244-8351

Santa Clara County - San Jose 95110
City of San Jose 800-434-7729

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa 95402
Humane Society of Sonoma County 707-526-5312

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa 95402
Humane Society of Sonoma County 707-542-0882

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa, California 95402
Sonoma County Humane Society 707-542-0882

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa, California 95403
Larkfield Veterinary Clinic 707-578-1228

Sonoma County - Sonoma, CA 95403
Pet Population Control Fund 707-579-7729

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa 95403
Planned Pet-Hood 707-524-4422

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa, California 95403
Sonoma County Animal Regulation 707-565-7100

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County 707-576-7999

Sonoma County - Santa Rosa 95407
Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital 707-584-8273

Sonoma County - Guerneville, California 95446
Guerneville Veterinary Clinic 707-869-0688

Sonoma County - Sebastopol 95472
Animal Hospital of Sebastopol 707-823-3250

Sonoma County - Sebastopol, California 95472
Analy Veterinary Hospital 707-823-7614

Sonoma County - Sonoma, California 95476
Pet Population Control Fund 707-935-1881

Medocino County - Ukiah, California 95482
Mendocino County Care-A-Van 707-961-2526

Humbolt County - Eureka 95503
Sequoia Humane Society 707-442-1782

Placer County - Auburn 95603
Animal Spay and Neuter Clinic 530-889-8800

Sacramento County - Auburn, CA 95603
Animal Spay/Neuter Clinic 530-889-8800

Sacramento County - Citrus Heights 95621
Animal Birth Control Clinic 916-344-8765

Placer County - Roseville, California 95678
Affordable Veterinary Services 916-791-9599

Placer County - Roseville, California 95678
Placer SPCA 916-782-7722

Sacramento County - Folsom, California 95763
Folsom Feline Rescue 916-484-4099

Sacramento County - Sacramento, California 95816
Sacramento Pets In Need (S.P.I.N.) 916-487-4079

Sacramento/Yolo County - Sacramento, CA 95828
Sacramento SPCA 916-383-7387

Butte County - Chico 95928
Butte County Humane Society 530-343-7917

Nevada County - Grass Valley 95945
Animal Save 530-271-7071

Nevada County - Grass Valley 95945
Pet Adoption League 530-273-7958

Nevada County - Grass Valley, CA 95949
Nevada County Animal Control 530-273-2179

Yuba County - Yuba City, California 95991
Yuba Sutter SPCA 530-673-6390

Siskiyou County - Mount Shasta, California 96067
Siskiyou Humane Society 916-926-4052

Siskiyou County - Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Siskiyou Humane Society 530-926-4052

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