Basenji Companions

Devoted to Basenjis as Pets

How to Contact Us

OFFICERS/BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President:  Betsy Polglase
Vice President:  Laura Whitney
Secretary:  Bill Whitney
Treasurer:  Janet Rotante
REVELS’ Chair:  Roberta Kosek
REVELS’ ribbons:  Rhonda Peckham

NEWSLETTER EDITORS:

  • Betsy Polglase
  • Cheryl Paul
  • Anita Furtner
  • LeeBeth Cranmer

Satellite Board of Advisors
Facebook & Webmaster:  Wayne Curtis
Bookeeper:  Barb Kunze
Membership:  LeeBeth Cranmer
Caring Cards: Donna Kaufman
Listserv Administrator: Ann Blanton

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11 comments on “How to Contact Us

  1. Jeffrey kellogg
    June 1, 2013

    https://basenjicompanions.org/health/images/Protocol2003.html.

    I am looking for this protocol for vets

  2. Tommie Owens
    May 7, 2014

    I am looking for someone in the San Antonio, TX area that works with training Basenji’s. I have a new puppy and this is the first time we have had this breed of dog. I want to make sure we are understanding her way of communication and don’t make any mistakes. She is a sweet puppy!

  3. Betsy Polglase
    August 6, 2015

    Note: there is an updated Gonto Fanconi Protocol (introduced June, 2015), and it is up on our web site under Select Category/Fanconi in the pulldown box on the upper right of every page.

  4. Laura Sacks
    February 10, 2016

    My name is Laura Sacks, I have an Australian Terrier that the vet suspects has Fanconi Syndrome? I need to get any info that I can to save my Bruiser’s life. Please any assistance you can offer is appreciated. I am in VA.

    • Betsy Polglase
      February 28, 2016

      Hi, Laura,

      There are several good articles on Fanconi on our Basenji Companions’ web site – see guide box on upper right.

      The first step is to see if your dog has a normal blood glucose and is possibly spilling glucose in the urine. Next, find a vet who will do a venous blood gas – usually larger veterinary centers which do a lot of surgery. Check the HCO3 reading on the blood gas. It should be about 19-23. If less, there is a very strong suspicion of Fanconi. Take a copy of the Fanconi Protocol (on our web site) to your vet and follow. If Fanconi is confirmed, check back at Fanconidogs-owner@yahoogroups.com to be included on the Fanconidogs’ support group.

      Best of luck! Betsy Polglase

      Laura Sacks commented: “My name is Laura Sacks, I have an Australian Terrier that the vet suspects has Fanconi Syndrome? I need to get any info that I can to save my Bruiser’s life. Please any assistance you can offer is appreciated. I am in VA.”

      • Laura Sacks
        February 28, 2016

        Dear Betsy

        Thanks so much for the info. I will take it to my vet. We are still trying to figure out what is wrong with him. Thanks again for your help.

        Laura sacks Lskater 1@yahoo.com

        Sent from my iPhone

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  5. Janet Hamilton
    July 17, 2016

    Dear Betsy,
    I tried to join Fanconidogs-owner@yahoogroups.com but received no answer! I am now trying to join your other group basenjicompanions.org As I said in the my past email, on July 1st I adopted my wonderful & handsome Basenji, Garnett is a Fanconi dog. I am looking for anyone who has a Fanconi dog in Manhattan,NY.
    I live on the upper eastside and would love to meet another pet owner who has a positive dog. I also need a good recommendation for a dog walker.
    I feel all alone with this challenge and could use any support out there.

    Thank you.
    Janet

    • basenjicompanions
      July 18, 2016

      We are available on Facebook, on yahoogroups, and you should have encountered a PDF download to get our membership form.

    • Betsy Polglase
      July 19, 2016

      Janet, I’m so sorry that your request to join Fanconidogs@Yahoogroups.com oup did not reach me. Please contact me directly at As you are an owner/caretaker of a Fanconi dog, you are certainly eligible to join, and I”ll make sure you get an invitation to join. I’m sure you will find the group knowledgeable, helpful and kind. We have had over 300 Fanconi dogs and their owners on the list in the 17 years that we have been in existence.

      The Fanconidogs support group is a separate group from Basenji Companions, athough I founded them both.

      As someone mentioned, if you want to join Basenji Companions, go to the “join” page on our web site, download the .pdf membership form and send it in. We also have a free Facebook page with nearly 2,000 members from all over the world.

      Hope to see you on both soon. Betsy Polglase

  6. Annet Forsyth
    November 9, 2016

    Our B’s DNA results have just come back as Affected Fanconi Syndrome.
    I have sent an email to fanconidogs-owner@yahoogroups.com to join. I am already a member on Basenji Companions Facebook page.

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