I found Pixie at Humane Society of Indianapolis yesterday - when she wasn't begging for attention she was hiding under her bed.
American humor is filled with Rest-Home jokes - perhaps because we joke about the things we fear the most. I will confess to a deep-seated fear of pressing my call button and having to wait for an aide to take me to the bathroom.
Even in the best of shelters, as are the ones I work within, dogs that were once living without fear with a loving family find themselves waiting for their chance to be taken for a walk, to be touched, to be told they are beautiful.
A dog that will fit your life style is out there. Visit your local shelter or rescue and bring her home.