Toby – Hurricane Katrina Rescue

Toby – Hurricane Katrina Rescue

Since it’s the 15th Anniversary of the AAC, I felt it’s time to give a shout out to our grumpy old man Toby who’ll be 15 in December 2019. When we adopted Toby (then Doby - Harry Potter names were really popular) he was a scrawny, approximately 1 year old, 15 pound...

Tillie – Might, Power & Battle

Tillie – Might, Power & Battle

I was waiting all summer of 2017 for my perfect dog to come through the  Animal Adoption Center. I stopped in frequently; followed closely on social media, fostered a few and then finally found a puppy I set my heart on. He came in with a whole litter and had coloring...

Juno The Wonder Mutt

Juno The Wonder Mutt

Four years ago we lost our 16 year old mixed breed dog to an aggressive form of cancer. My husband and I were devastated and I hated how quiet the house was. At the time our daughter was almost 2 and wanting to foster a dog was a bit worrisome because we needed a dog...

Drift ~ The Traveling Cat

Drift ~ The Traveling Cat

We adopted Drift in July 2018 from the Animal Adoption Center in Jackson, Wyoming. The struggle of choosing the right pet was real. The cat we went there to adopt was very nervous and the folks there did not recommend her for RV travel. Struggling to choose one of so...

Bert & Baby – A Love Story

Bert & Baby – A Love Story

We first moved to our new house in February and our dog Baby went from living in a home with other dogs to being an only child. Before adopting Bert we would come home and he would not have touched his breakfast or daily bone and he would be over joyed we came back....

The Adventures of Chet and Cooper

The Adventures of Chet and Cooper

Post-Adoption: We knew that our playful husky Cooper needed a “buddy”, and Chet was just the pup for the job! He is the sweetest boy and perfect addition to our house. Cooper and Chet are the best of friends and spend lots of time playing, going for car rides with...

Tufo Party of 5

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. We arrived in Wyoming, knowing nobody, with our new 10-week-old puppy...

Newman’s Own Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation

The Animal Adoption Center receives $15,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation Funding will support spay/neuter on the Wind River Reservation The Animal Adoption Center (AAC)’s Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program has received a $15,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the...

The one, the only, the chubbiest, Wasabi

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...

Sky Sled Dog Baby

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.  I adopted her the next day.  There...

Sweet Sadie

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. We kept her for a foster period but he just wasn’t ready to...

ELLLLAA!!!

ELLLLAA!!!

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.  Starved, mangy and terrified are the adjectives the rescuers have described their 4 month old...