My name is Niko!

American Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Rathdrum, Idaho - Niko
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I'm being cared for by:
Power of the Paw

Facts about Niko

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10455844
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

1 year old
Pitbull Mix
Good with Dogs
No Cats
Good with Kids
Fostered in Post Falls, ID

Hey there. My name is Niko and I am a young, small, handsome fella that found myself in an awful situation. You see, there were a few times where I was in doggie jail. My former owners couldn't keep me contained and I also jumped out of a truck. At that point, I broke my leg and it was never fixed. Once I ended up in the shelter again, they left me there and didn't come get me. It was then that Power of the Paw took me in. 

I know I'm a pitbull, but I am the sweetest dog you will ever meet. I'm also quite well behaved. I have a few weird quirks, though. My favorite thing to do is take your shoes and bury them outside. So, for the sake of your shoes, keep them away from me. That's about it though. I am otherwise very well behaved. 

I get along with dogs and would love a doggie sibling that has the same amount of energy. With my bum leg, I can't go on a lot of walks, so running my energy down with another dog is the next best thing. I used to be afraid of cats, but now I have determined that they are fun to chase, so cats shouldn't be in my forever home. I am also really good with kids, as long as they are respectful. 

I can stay loose in your home while you are gone. In fact, that's how I have to stay. I have crate anxiety so crates make me too nervous and I will escape them. But, I sleep quietly at home while you are away, so that isn't going to be a problem. 

I'm sure you saw that I have a bum leg. Power of the Paw has taken me into the vet on multiple occasions and have decided to try to get me into a wheelchair. Due to the lack of care, both of my back legs are weak and easily injured. A lot of exercise or activity makes me really sure, so hopefully with the wheelchair, I'll be able to run and play without the pain that follows! 

If you have always wanted a small pitbull, I am the perfect fit. I'm even tempered and just want to be with my people. Head on over to to start the process. 

ADOPTION FEE: $200 includes neuter, DAPP, Rabies, Bordetella, Microchip, Deworm and Vet check plus my wheelchair.

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About Power of the Paw

About Our Rescue Group...

We began in November 2011 as a facebook page that shared dogs in high kill shelters and we grew into something unexpected. We now have fosters, volunteers, and supporters that have grown the rescue into something we never imagined. We are volunteer run, and we are not government funded. We run off community donations.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

In order to meet our adoptable pets, you must call us to set up a meet n greet. We do not have a facility so we must get in contact with the foster family to coordinate meeting an animal.

Our Adoption Process...

Puppies (up to 6 months)-$200
Dogs (7 months-7 years)-$150
Seniors (8+ years)- $100

Kittens (up to 6 months)-$50
Cats (7 months-7 years)-$25
Seniors (8+ years)-$15

Adoption Process-
1. Go to and fill out an adoption application.
2. We will call you if we feel you might be a good match for the animal you applied for, for a phone interview.
3. We will proceed with a reference check, both veterinarian and personal.
4. Homecheck is also required for adoption.