My name is Bailey!

Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Bailey
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Facts about Bailey

  • Breed: Basenji Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi, My name is Bailey!


There is a $75 adoption/rehoming fee. All supplies will be included.

Looking for a really great dog for your family? I would love to apply for the position. I am an adorable Basenji mix. I have a shiny black coat with the cutest white spotted markings. I am male, just 5 years old and weigh 50 pounds. I have been neutered, am up to date on my shots, and very healthy.

My rehoming coordinator thinks that I am also part German Shorthaired Pointer, but we don’t know that for sure.

I have such an interesting history. My owner, who loves me to bits, found me as a stray in Africa. Yup… Africa! That’s probably why I can run like the wind. (Lots of practice chasing Cheetahs!) She adopted me when she lived there, and brought me back to the USA with her. She had always intended for this to be a permanent situation, but things have changed, and my family no longer have the right home for me.

There are 2 reasons that finding me a good home is the best solution;

My family is having to move into an apartment, and there is no outdoor space for me there. I am an athletic dog and I love to feel the wind in my ears as I run like a gazelle. There will be no place or opportunity to do that in their new residence.

My family are all working very long hours – 12 hours a day. That leaves no time for me, and I a spending far too much time alone, in my crate. That’s not why my owner brought me here! She wants me to have the best life ever.

We are dearly hoping to find me a loving home with a family who have some wonderful, energetic kids, a large, securely fenced yard, and plenty of love in their hearts. I am a really loving, good natured dog, and will add plenty of joy, laughter, compassion and companionship to your home.

I am great with other dogs, but not so with cats. Please open your heart and home to me today. I can’t wait to meet you.

Love and licks,


Name of Pet: Bailey
Location: Orange, VA, 22960
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: Basenji Mix
Sex of Pet: Male
Age of Pet: 5
Spayed/Neutered?: Yes
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: No
Gets along with dogs: Yes
Good with Children?: Yes
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: He has two dog beds, some toys, collar and lead.

About Washington DC Find My Pet A Home

About Our Rescue Group...

In many locations throughout the USA and Canada, shelters are rescues are filled to capacity, leaving pet owners who can no longer care for their pet with nowhere to turn. Many pets are needlessly being euthanized.

Being placed in a shelter is a very stressful experience for all pets - and their owners. We offer a very good alternative, allowing pets to stay in the loving care of their owners while a new home is located for them.

We have helped many pet owners in need to place their pet in a home where they have great peace of mind in knowing that their pet is being cherished, well cared for and kept safe, happy and healthy.

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In most instances, our pets stay with their owners until a new home can be located. There are some situations which require a more urgent placement, and in these instances, we look for loving foster homes to care for these pets until a permanent home can be located.

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Our Adoption Process...

When a pet is placed with our organization, our staff create a very honest and compelling adoption story about the pet, using the information provided to us.

We then spread the word about this pet's need for a new home through a wide variety of online services, and through local outreach.

Interested parties are directed to fill out a formal request to meet a pet, providing in-depth information about themselves.

Before a potential adopter is introduced to a pet, we do careful reference screening and a criminal records check.

Should the pet's owner and the adoptive party agree to an adoption, a formal agreement is entered into, requiring the new owner to agree to keep in touch, ensure the pet's physical and emotional well-being, and provide a safe, happy and healthy home.

They are required to agree that they will not surrender the pet to a shelter or give away the pet - but rather they are to contact our organization so that we can find another suitable home, in the event that they are unable to fulfill their commitment.

The owners deliver the pet to the new owners, so that they can do a home inspection prior to leaving the pet in the new owner's care.

Our organization provides follow-up services, contacting the new owners after the first week, and then every 45 days for the first nine months post-adoption. This helps ensure the pet is being well cared for, and that the new owners have any support they need in adjusting to life with their new companion,