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

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

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!!!

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...

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.  We visited the old yellow Animal Adoption Center many...

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.  During these sessions we share our mission...

World’s “Most” Handsome Dog ~ Gunther

It was my, Jenna (AAC Adoption Counselor), first week at work when a big, black dog got transferred from Star Valley. He hops out of the car and as I saw him through the window Though "Oh sh**." He peered into my soul with those droopy, irresistible eyes looking for...

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. He was back at the Center for some months,...

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.  Numerous times per day I’d receive text messages with screen shots of...

@adventuresofhankrobbie

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. Since we had our skoolie parked up in the mountains, we drove to the Animal...

Patches to Giblet

After: Patches came to us with no pants, no shirt, no clothes at all. She had a patch or two of fur but we couldn’t tell what her coat would be like or if it would come back entirely at all.  She was a little shy at first(not so much inside); we think we took her on...

Joey’s Journey // Home #3 = #foreverhome!

Joey’s Journey // Home #3 = #foreverhome! One late Sunday night August 2018, my husband looks over to me and sees me filling out a Jackson Hole Animal Adoption Center foster application form. He incredulously asks me “Shouldn’t we first talk about this?” - I snap back...