"When she was younger, she was a handful to walk," Edy, a volunteer and board member for Pets and People Humane Society, told The Dodo. "Very energetic and she also was not good with the kitties or other female dogs at all. As she aged, she mellowed and got much better with other dogs and did really good with the boy playmates."
Rachel had plenty of time to learn and develop her skills at the shelter, because as the years passed, she was still there. For whatever reason, no one seemed to want the sweet, energetic dog, even though she clearly had so much love to give.