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


Meet Blizzy! Blizzy is a 5 year young cat looking for her forever home! Blizzy is a simple girl who...


Meet Domino! Domino is a sassy young cat with a beautiful personality to follow. Domino must be a strictly indoor...


Meet our sweet but shy girl Mabel! Mabel enjoys the company of other cats but does well on her own...


Meet Pogo! Pogo is around 5 years young and has quite the story here with us at Second Chance. Pogo...


Meet Angel! Angel is a 1 year young Aussie mix full of energy! Angel loves to do everything and anything...


Meet our sweet girl Penelope! Penelope is a 1 year young Pitbull mix awaiting her forever home! Penelope is a...

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