Rachel has been dog crazy since she was ten years old when her family got their first dog. From that day on, it was all about the dogs! She enjoyed training her dog Shadow to do obstacle courses, tricks, and to swim. She’s a Montana native and graduate of University of Montana Western. While in college, Rachel worked at the local animal shelter cleaning kennels, training, helping with vet procedures, and grooming. She also worked part time in a grooming salon. While there, she adopted her right hand man, Dakota. Rachel has lived in Billings for nine years, where she enjoys being a part of the local dog community. She continues to offer training services and some dog walking, while competing in dog sports with her own dogs.
Dakota, a border collie mix, is almost 15 and was her first sport dog. He’s titled in agility, rally, musical freestyle dance and barnhunt. He also helped her to explore local trails. Dakota is now retired and enjoys breakfast and sleeping on his comfy bed. Bodhi is a five-year-old McNab who came from a rescue in southwest Montana. Bodhi is up for any adventure offered and loves to show off his skills. He is actively competing in agility, dock diving, rally, obedience, frisbee, barnhunt, nosework, fastCAT, and dabbles in herding. In his free time, Bodhi loves herding his Jolly Ball. Hype is the newest addition, a border collie puppy. She loves to come to work in the salon, and loves playing with her friends. Hype is training to compete in agility, rally, dock diving, and to be a show dog. She is also learning herding. Hype loves to play with toys and lives for frisbee.
Rachel has worked in the store and salon for a little over a year. She’s currently working as a bather and feels that Lovable Pets is one of the most supportive and fun work environments she has ever been in.