My name is Chico!

Basenji/Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Chico
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I'm being cared for by:
Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Chico

  • Breed: Basenji/Beagle Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9612313
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Chico joined our rescue by walking in between the pickets of our wrought iron fence and making himself at home. I guess he saw all the dogs in our yard and thought -- "This looks like a dog-friendly place -- I think I'll stay!" Once we had fed him enough that he could no longer fit between the fence-pickets, then we figured he was healthy enough to be neutered.

We don't know anything about his history, but apparently he has been mistreated by a man at some point in his past because Chico is a bit slow to warm up to most men. But once he decides you're OK, he is completely devoted and eager to please. He's a very handsome boy with a sleek tri-color coat, but we really have no idea what combination of breeds he might be. We've made our best guess based on photos and breed standards we've read for dozens of dogs, coupled with the likelihood of those breeds actually being found in our area. In spite of the name "Blue Lacy", there is a tri-color Texas Lacy, so that's one possibility. Chico has an unusual bark that doesn't really sound like a bark, so that's why we included Basenji as one of his probable breeds. His coat looks a lot like a Beagle, but that's the only thing about him that looks Beagle. He also looks a lot like a cross between an Appenzeller or Entlebucher Sennenhund.and a Danish Swedish Farm Dog, but seriously, how likely are any of those breeds to be found as strays here in Texas? Plus, none of those breeds are on the list that we get to choose from on our adoption site. One of our rescue friends calls dogs like this "Texas Field Dogs" because there could have been a dozen different breeds contributing to their DNA. No matter his pedigree (or lack thereof), Chico is a sweet, wonderful boy who deserves an equally wonderful home.

Chico has proven to be safe around our chickens, and he is a good watch dog. He would do well in a home where he can come and go between inside the house or outside in our fenced yard. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes, and loves attention from his humans without being needy or demanding.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.