I am celebrating 5 years with my pup Monroe! I went to the AAC on a whim (after a long time wanting a dog of my own) where one of AAC’s staff asked what I was looking for in a dog. I had said a medium sized dog with medium sized energy for all of Jackson’s adventures and that’s when I was introduced to Monroe. I fostered Monroe for the weekend where I was introduced to all of his snuggling capabilities, and also had my first taste of Monroe’s personality.

After two weeks or so with Monroe, I decided to head up to the Park and paddleboard. I left Monroe at my home near Josie’s Ridge in his kennel. When I left the Park a couple hours later, I had a few voicemails from my former neighbor, Heather, who was also Monroe’s vet at the AAC. She let me know Monroe was safe at home….after Monroe had decided to make a trip to Smith’s grocery store, wander the aisles and (thank goodness) run into Heather.

Monroe has given me a run for my money more times than I can count, but he has also given me and many others so much joy. We have learned a lot together! After another year in Jackson, Monroe has lived in Bend, OR, then Burlington, VT and now Portland, ME. He has swam in both oceans and skied, climbed and biked many mountains.

As someone who must have been familiar with Monroe posted on his original adoption Facebook post, Monroe was “the best cuddler in Jackson Hole”. He still lives up that title here in Maine and I am so thankful to the AAC for setting me up with my adventure buddy.