Saturday, August 22, 2009
Working with shelters and evaluating rescue dogs
If you work with your local shelter, you might want to send them our letter about basenjis. The letter includes photos of basenjis and information about how the shelter can contact BRAT if they receive a basenji. To see the shelter letter, click here.
BRAT sometimes asks its local volunteers to evaluate a basenji before we accept the dog into our program for possible placement. If you are asked to evaluate a dog, these guidelines will help you in asking the right questions and properly evaluating the dog. You will be supplied with a copy of the BRAT Rescue Form submitted by the owner. Be sure to review this form before you visit the dog and ask the owners to verify their answers to all of the questions on the form. Also, if you have a camera (digital or otherwise) bring it with you to the evaluation and send any photos to us so that we can post them on the Web site.
Click here for an evaluation checklist that will help you evaluate the dog.
We are an all-volunteer group, dedicated to the health and well-being of basenjis in need. We welcome adding volunteers to the BRAT team! To volunteer, just click here.