Priest River Animal Rescue and Critters Thrift Store is actively following the CDC in reference to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Most of our community are elderly and we want to take precautions to ensure everyone’s health.

With that being said, given some of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we want to stress that at this time there is no evidence that furry friends can spread COVID-19 and the CDC has not received reports of any animals becoming sick with COVID-19.

We are taking precautions to help keep our staff healthy and to ensure the welfare and well-being of all the animals in our care.  Please use hand sanitizers that are provided in each room as well as the dog area and Critters Thrift Store.

We locked our doors and showing our animals by appointment only. All animals will be posted on our website.  Please serious adoptions only.

Our community is strong and resilient and we will get through these upcoming months.

The PRAR/Critters Family

Welcome to

Priest River Animal Rescue



We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the welfare of all animals. We are not a government agency and we do not receive funds from the City, County, State or Government. We depend entirely on Grants, Fundraisers, income from the Adoption Center, Thrift Store, and Donations.


The mission of Priest River Animal Rescue is to provide quality humane care, rehabilitation, adoption, and education for the good of the animals and their companions in our community. Along those lines, our intention is to create lifetime friends through adoption


Please take a moment to browse through the website and learn about our extensive programs, volunteer opportunities and continuous events in the community. 

If you're looking for a pet, check out our current pets page where all of our animals are posted.

Cat of the week


​Raven is a sweet girl.  She like to play, rub against you, enjoys affection and is a little bit of a "love-biter".  She really enjoys being loved and playing with her toys!

Dog of the week


James is a 1 year old Lab/Great Dane mix. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. He is very shy around strangers and is working on his manners. He loves to cuddle and tries to be a lap dog.

Foster Requests

Also looking for a temporary foster home for our boy Crook.  Crook can be a "love biter" so preferably a home without "delicate skin".  Crook likes to walk around with you, he likes to play and chase his toys.  He does require a special food diet due to crystals in his urine.  He could also afford to lose a few pounds too!  If you're looking for a friend to keep you smiling during these uncertain times, Crook would be happy to do that!  Please call 208-448-0699 or message us below if you are interested in providing a temporary home for this boy.  Thank you.

Handsome is looking for a temporary foster home also. Handsome came to us with some eye issues, which is why he needs to be the only cat.  He also developed an abscess in his cheek which was removed and has a temporary drain to come out April 1st.  Handsome needs some extra TLC.  He loves to be with his person and enjoys getting all the affection he can!  Please call 208-448-0699 or message us below if you are interested in providing a temporary home for this "handsome" boy!  Thank you.

PRAR Needs Your Help!


If you’re finding yourself at home more often due to the Coronavirus and wondering what you are going to do with all the time on your hands… We have a great idea!  Why not foster one of our shelter babies!


Due to the uncertainty of times ahead, and not knowing if a mandatory shutdown is imminent for our rescue, we are looking for fosters willing to take home a dog or kitty during these crucial times.  

Fostering means you would take home an adoptable animal temporarily and give them all the love they need!  We can provide food and supplies for this temporary adventure!


Please fill out the Foster Application with any limitations you may have and either email to  or make an appointment to bring into the Rescue during business hours of 11 am – 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday.


PRAR Family thanks you in advance for your help!

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Hours of Operation

Rescue Adoption:

Tuesday-Saturday 11 am to 4 pm

Phone: (208) 448-0699

Fax: (208) 448-4666

Critter’s Thrift Store:

Tuesday-Saturday 11 am to 4 pm

Phone: (208) 448-1180

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1626

Priest River, ID 83856

Physical Address:

5538 Highway  2

Priest River, ID 83856

Tax ID # 43-1955620