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P.O. Box 481, Smelterville, ID 83868

Tax ID: 46-3810711

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We Love Our Animals and What We Do!

Power of the Paw loves every single animal who enters our program, as our own. This means we want them to go to the right home, instead of being passed around. We have a very in-depth adoption process to make sure we are able to match our animals up correctly, and get you the family member that will work best with your home. Please keep in mind that in order to adopt from Power of the Paw, ALL animals in the home (excluding farm animals, pocket pets, and exotics) must be altered if they are over the age of 6 months old. IF they are under 6 months of age, a contract will need to be signed stating that your animal will be altered (spayed/neutered) when they turn 6 months old. Although all of OUR animals are adopted out altered, we also require all animals in the home to be altered, due to the overpopulation problem the country is already in. We want to make sure our adopters are doing their part in lowering the amount of animals that are euthanized in kill shelters everyday and may not even accidentally add another litter of puppies.


We do require our adopters live within a days drive of Post Falls, ID. We adopt out in the PNW including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Canada.


If you are interested in any of our animals, here's the steps we go through to complete the adoption process:

1.) Adoption Application: Fill out an adoption application found on this website under "Dog/Cat Adoption Application." Please read the contract at the bottom very thoroughly, as you will be held responsible to understand what you are signing. Also, follow the directions (IE: when is says give 3 references, don't only give us 1).

2.) Reference Checks: On the application, you give us both personal references AND a veterinarian reference. We will call and speak to all 3 references and your vet to make sure your pets ARE altered and ARE up to date. We ask for 1 family reference, because they will be the first to tell us if you should adopt an animal. Keep in mind, a negative reference is an automatic rejection of your application.

3.) Phone Interview: We will then call you and speak more in depth to you about the specific animal you are looking to adopt. We will talk about their flaws, and their needs. We will make sure that you are ready to make the commitment.

4.) Meet N Greet: It's time for you to meet your potential adoptee! We want to make sure the pets in your home can get along with the animal you're looking to adopt and that everyone in the family is up for adopting!

5.) Homecheck: We will come to your home to perform a homecheck. (Please see the Homecheck Checklist to know what we look for.) We want our animals to go to a home that is safe for them.

6.) As long as everything goes well, you will get to bring your animal home! Please remember we are NOT responsible for transport. We do adopt out of state, but we must be able to drive there and back in 24 hours or less. We are also not responsible for any costs associated with transporting your adopted animal to you.

6. Join our "Power of the Paw Adopters" group on FB where you can post photos, training questions, and connect with other adopters!

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