AAC Blog

Tufo Party of 5

When my (now) husband and I moved to Jackson 3 ½ years ago from New York City, we were anticipating a fun, short lived adventure out west that would culminate with us moving back to the big apple.

Newman’s Own Foundation

The Animal Adoption Center (AAC)’s Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program has received a $15,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. 

The one, the only, the chubbiest, Wasabi

I never was the biggest fan of cats…. That is until I started work as an Adoption Counselor for the Animal Adoption Center in November of 2015. Each day, while cleaning Kitty City I became more and more enamored and mystified by these meowing, captivating little sass-pots!

Sky Sled Dog Baby

I started looking at shelter dogs as soon as I got my own place in Jackson (beginning of winter 2016).  A friend who had met Sky at the AAC, suggested she might be my speed, so I went in a couple days later and took her for a night.  

Sweet Sadie

We met Sadie at the PPP in Jackson the spring of 2004. My husband was still missing our German Shepherd, Doro, who we lost in 2002. He was not looking but Sadie charmed him with her tricks and sweet nature.


Ella Ella Ella! My mostly confident, mostly hound type dogs story began on some dock somewhere in Mexico, where she was picked up with her sissy and brought into a rescue.

Cobia Jean

When I think back to the day we met our sweet girl I always smile. My boyfriend, now husband, and I had been dog shopping for months. This would be my husband‘s first pet and a huge step in our relationship. 

AAC joins TCSD for CREST Program

This January, the AAC Education Team returned to Teton County School District to participate in the CREST Program.   Each year we have the opportunity to spend three, full day sessions with small groups of children ages 5-7. 

Double Whammy – Gunther & Pepper

It was my, Jenna (AAC Adoption Counselor), first week at work when a big, black dog got transferred from Star Valley.

365 Days To Freedom ~ Hobbes

Hobbes was found as a stray in Star Valley 2 years ago, at 2 years of age. He was adopted from the Animal Adoption Center but was brought back some months later, as he developed a sensitivity to being around other dogs.

Ramone the Punk-Rock Chiweenie

“There’s no way we’re fostering him, he almost took my face off!” Amy had been stalking the AAC site for months.  The Furry Friday emails were literally the only reason she checked her account.


I (Erin) and my husband Mike had been traveling around the country in our skoolie. We were in the Jackson Hole area when we decided it was time to add another passenger to the FreeRoamingBus.