Rachel Shadle


Started at Den Herder Vet: 2013
Where I’m From: Cedar Falls
Family: My boyfriend, Cody, and I have been together for 10 years. We enjoy road trips and the outdoors. You’ll find us kayaking, hiking, and hammocking for as long as our Iowa weather allows it. Our dogs also enjoy going and even have a “yak” command- which means jump in the kayak. My parents live in town and I’m the baby of the family with an older brother and sister.

Current Pets: I love pocket pets and large breed dogs, so I have pets of all sizes. My Bloodhound, Ellen, and I do agility. She looks quite silly doing it, but we both have a ton of fun. I also have a Great Dane, Percy, Marcella, a cavalier, and a Goldendoodle named Alice. Lastly, I have rats, tortoises, and fish.

One piece of pet advice: If looking to add a pocket pet to the family consider rats! They are very personable, easy to train, and less likely to bite.