My name is Marco Polo!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Rathdrum, Idaho - Marco Polo
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Power of the Paw

Facts about Marco Polo

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11431394
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Marco Polo
Three Years Old
Good with Dogs
Good with Cats 
No Kids 
Crate Trained 
Learning House Training 
Fostered in Post Falls, ID

Hi there folks! My name is Marco Polo and I am a sweet and compact young chihuahua man with flowing locks of tan and white fur. I am what they call a purebred; no cheese, no lettuce, not even a patty, just one hundred percent chihuahua perfection. I ev en come with papers for what it’s worth, but the people here at Power of the Paw said that they didn’t make me any more or less important than any other dog - they love me just the same.

I came to Power of the Paw from Spokane Humane Society where I was unfortunately not an adoption candidate due to my extreme fear issues. My brother Mako and I were surrendered to the shelter together because our breeder decided that we were too big and we posed a threat to the new puppies that she decided to produce. Having never been exposed to the outside world, and having very few positive interactions with people made the transition to shelter life even harder for my brother and I than it would be for a social dog, and though we ate and drank daily, weeks turned into months and we still had yet to bond with anyone because we were simply too afraid. 

At the beginning of May, we heard the wonderful news that even though we wouldn’t be allowed onto the adoption floor, we were getting out of the shelter because Power of the Paw heard our story and knew that we were worth a shot (even though we were struggling so badly). 

Here’s the thing- I am more willing to meet new people and experience new places, but Mako still struggles. People at the shelter tried to explain to me that if I wanted to, I could move on without him and I would be able to let go of my fears. But I am loyal to the core and I would never leave my best friend behind! So, I stayed and I acted tough so that he could hide behind me, and ideally, as we become more secure in a normal home environment, I’d like to continue to stand by his side. 

I am fine with most other dogs, as I am from a house where there were many dogs present and I really didn’t have a choice. I just need those bigger dogs to remember that I might be mighty but I am still the size of a toaster even when I puff my chest, so they need to be gentle to me. I haven’t had much experience with cats, but I can say that I don’t mind them as long as they give me space. As far as kids go, I cannot accept them into my life, I can hardly find it in myself to trust adults, and the thought of a fast talking, running, tiny little person with a lack of spacial awareness just gives me the creeps. 

Thanks to Power of the Paw, I am getting a new lease on a life that has had a very difficult beginning and I could not be more thankful. If you have the time and patience in your heart to love a special little man like me, please apply at I will come up to date on my vaccinations, neutered and microchipped too. I sure hope that there is someone out there that would be willing to adopt my brother along with me, but now that I know he is undoubtedly safe, I am willing to move on to the perfect home without him if I must. Our story is another prime example that adoption is always the way to go, and rescues have just as many purebred dogs as they do mutts, and we are all deserving of the same love. 
ADOPTION FEE: 200$ Includes neuter, vaccinations, deworming, microchip, and exam.

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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.

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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)-$250
Dogs (7 months-7 years)-$200
Seniors (8-10 years)- $100
Super Seniors (11+)- $0

Kittens (up to 6 months)-$75
Cats (7 months-7 years)-$50
Seniors (8+ years)-$0

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.