Our staff

Saving Lives & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond

Krissi Goetz of Second Chance Humane Society

Behavioral & Enrichment Trainer

Krissi Goetz

In 2004, after volunteering with local shelters for several years, Krissi helped to establish the Animal Adoption Center in Jackson, Wyoming,a unique all breed rescue organization. It was while working here that Krissi first recognized the importance of a dog’s behavior as it relates to adoptability, and set out to learn about the science of behavior and humane training.

Subsequently, Krissi enlisted the help of Jackson Hole Positive Training and founded the Animal Adoption Center’s Training and Behavior Program in 2006. As a trainer and educator Krissi has helped countless owners better understand and teach their dogs through private consults and group classes. 

After visiting and partnering with Second Chance Humane Society multiple times over the past few years she has decided to come help build our training program. For the next six months she will be training our staff and building an expanded training program from which she will lead directly and remotely through the rest of the year.

We are very excited to welcome Krissi to the team and grateful she is taking this leap with us to grow our program, increase adoptions, reduce pet relinquishments, and support our belief in Keeping People & Pets Together.

Second Chance Humane Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS.

Federal EIN: 84-1266231

Our animals


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Meet Jack! Jack is a 4 to 5 year old Shepherd Mix awaiting his forever home! He loves to go...

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Shelter Hours

Open Tuesday - Saturday

Animal Resource Center
11 am - 6 pm

Cat Castle
11 am - 6 pm

Dog Den
11 am - 5:45 pm

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