My name is Ericka!

Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Ericka
Photo 1 - Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Ericka
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Ericka's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Ericka's Story...
Ericka is a charming, playful, active, and fun one-year-old, 40-pound, female, brindle and white Basenji-mix looking for the perfect home. Ericka LOVES other dogs … big, small, old, young … she works her charm on all. She lives with four other dogs and goes to work with her mom at a doggie daycare. She works the room at play, and snuggles with other dogs at home. She is crate-trained, housebroken, not a chewer, and not destructive. She loves to hang out and chew on her toys and bones. She knows the commands sit and down, and takes treats gently. Her foster folks think she would make a phenomenal agility dog. She’s just so agile and motivated. She’d do best in a home with older children and without cats. Poor Ericka sat in a cage at Chicago Animal Care and Control for three months before she caught the eye of the folks at Lake Shore Animal Shelter. She is healthy, spayed, de-wormed, up-to-date on rabies, distemper and bordatella vaccines, heartworm-tested, on preventative, and micro-chipped. Her adoption fee of $150 benefits the rescued pets of LSAS. To meet and possibly adopt Ericka, please contact her foster folks: Mike at or Lisa at or 312-543-0579 or 773-278-4339. She is being fostered in Chicago.

Facts about Ericka

  • Breed: Basenji Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ericka, a Chicago Basenji dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Basenji for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Basenji dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Basenji breeders who help with Basenji rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.