My name is Fern!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Rathdrum, Idaho - Fern
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I'm being cared for by:
Power of the Paw

Facts about Fern

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11559794
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Fern 6 years old Lab Mix Good with most dogs Cats Unknown Good with older kids Fostered in Post Falls, ID Fern here. I found myself abandoned up on a forest service road out by Fernan. Most dogs who end up there are abandoned by their owners. I always wonder how many are lucky enough to be saved. I almost wasn't lucky. I was afraid of humans and wouldn't let anyone catch me. Then one day, I got tired of running from my fears and decided to give in; and that's how I got here. I've had a very mysterious life to those humans who have met me. They can only guess that my life hasn't been so glamourous. I was running free, afraid for my life and once caught, they realized I wasn't spayed. Normally, a quick spay and all would have been well. I wasn't so lucky. Somewhere, I had a litter of puppies. Whether or not my "owners" kept them, or whatever happened... I was producing milk that obviously wasn't used. I got a huge infection called mastitis that I'm now trying to heal from. It's painful so I'm having to wear a huge cone to prevent me from trying to lick and chew. I've done well with other dogs, I just don't like them to be pushy and in my face. I've had a rough go at things so I just want a mellow, laid back life from now on. I haven't been around cats so it is unknown if i would like to share my home with them. Kids are fine but because of my past, the small and hyper ones might scare me a bit. I would love to have an active family who can take me hiking, but actually bring me home instead of leaving me to fend for myself. Maybe some camping and swimming too? Let's just find out what we can bond over! To adopt me, go to and fill out the adoption application. Then, we can meet and see if we are a good match! ADOPTION FEE: $200 includes spay, DAPP, Rabies, Bordetella, microchip, flea treatment and vet check.

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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.