Who We Are

basenji_puppy“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” –Edward Everett Hale

Camp Basenji is a group of volunteers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Basenjis and the Basenji breed.

For Basenjis, we provide sanctuary for the homeless; food for the hungry; care for the sick; and companionship for the lonely.

For Basenji owners, we provide advice on all aspects of Basenji life; guidance on managing challenging health issues like Fanconi syndrome; counsel and assistance on difficult matters like rehoming and end-of-life; and a forum in which to share both the joys of our life among Basenjis as well as insights from our experience with them.

For the Basenji breed, we are engaged in exploring, documenting and sharing what we are learning about managing Fanconi syndrome as well as associated health issues and conditions, such as stress.

basenji_playOur Vision—Participant Leadership

We envision a different kind of care for our Basenjis—the best care we can provide with input from many dedicated voices. The more volunteers for our cause, the better our ideas—and the more we can achieve—with less burden on any one individual.

We welcome volunteers who want to make a difference in the life of a single dog as well as those who wish to improve the well-being and future of the breed. Whatever their individual motives, our volunteers join an organization that collectively—with all volunteers having equal say—decides its priorities and how it will use its precious resources to care for our dogs and advance the breed. And so, too, we collectively bear the burdens of difficult choices regarding such matters as which dogs we accept, and the extent of care we can provide any one dog.

basenjis_playingTo look after the organization we’re building, we are establishing a Board and officers who oversee specific activities including fund raising, accounting, legal, technology, health, behavior, and volunteer recruitment.

We know our purpose is one you support. And we hope our organization is one you wish to join. We have many volunteer opportunities—so volunteer today! And if you have a particular expertise—or even aspiration—suited to a leadership role, contact us to explore possibilities.

Camp Basenji is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] incorporated in the state of Florida.