In 2012 the committee of the Victorian Basenji Breed Association saw a need for a National Basenji rescue and adoption service and website. Thankfully, the number of Basenjis that find themselves looking for a new homes or that end up in an animal shelter or pound is relatively low. However, it was apparent to the VBBA committee that people looking for a Basenji to rescue were generally fairly parochial; only looking at local websites for Basenjis to adopt. In doing so there was a potential to ‘miss’ dogs in other jurisdictions. Hence the VBBA’s Basenji Rescue and Adoption Service was born in late 2012.