Our Mission

The Animal Adoption Center (AAC) is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals through rescue, adoption, education and spay/neuter.

About Us

Founded in 2004, the AAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in downtown Jackson Hole, just steps from the historic Town Square. Our highly visible location promotes excellent community interaction with our animals and programs. Visitors are greeted by our happy, tail-wagging dogs and friendly purring cats.  Since its inception, the AAC has rescued thousands of animals and placed them in loving forever homes. We strive to shatter the many negative stereotypes about abandoned animals. By encouraging people to adopt instead of buying a pet, and educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, we can put an end to the unnecessary killing of adoptable animals and realize a future where there are no more homeless pets.

Rescue, Adoption & Education

The AAC rescues animals from kill shelters, abandonment, hoarding cases, overcrowded regional shelters, and cases of neglect.  We partner with regional shelters and rescues to save animals. Many regional shelters are stressed at max capacity, therefore the AAC does not accept owner surrenders.  We provide every animal with necessary veterinary care, spay or neuter them, and socialize them with other animals and people. The AAC provides a warm, cheerful, and calming environment where our animals can relax and play while we work to find them their forever homes. If you are looking to adopt a dog or a cat we have a wide variety of animals that are seeking new loving homes. 

Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program

Millions of adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in America each year due to overcrowding in shelters. In 2009, the AAC began to attack the root of the pet overpopulation problem by launching our Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program; a low-cost, mobile, spay and neuter effort spearheaded by AAC board member Dr. Heather Carleton. Our mobile spay/neuter program travels across Wyoming, holding low-cost clinics that make pet sterilization services available to those who would otherwise not be able to afford to fix their animals.  Since 2009, our spay/neuter program has fixed more than 10,000 animals. With our newly created Voucher Program, Wyoming residents can also apply for a low-cost spay/neuter voucher from participating veterinarians across the state. No more waiting for us to come to you!

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My name is Leah and I am a 1.5 year old, female, DSH, tabby. I was found as a stray in Idaho Falls and transferred here at 2/21/18 and then adopted out. Unfortunately my owners lives changed and I had to come back to the AAC. I was a little unsure of my surroundings at first but I am feeling much happier and I love to roll over and get pats from the visitors in Kitty City. I can't wait to find my forever home. ...

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Our second tri-pod of the week has officially been adopted! Merrill was originally brought to the Star Valley shelter 2.5 years ago in the middle of winter and he was covered in frost bite. He wasn't getting adopted there so we transferred him up to the AAC a few weeks ago. We realized that his foot that had been severely frost bitten had been causing him pain and was not be used. He was a great candidate for amputation. He had a quick recovery and already found his forever home! He left the building in style and that was just the start of his new adventure. ...

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Congrats to Peach and her new mom! Peach was surrendered to the Star Valley shelter after her family didn't have time for her! Please remember when bringing a puppy into your family that they will not be a puppy forever and will require a lot of training, time and dedication to become a great dog.

We are so excited to see Peach getting a second chance at her forever home!

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