Watchful guardian

Tired girl

Ivy and Marlowe love ice cream

Ivy staring out the window with her brother Marlowe

Ivy is a happy girl in her forever home

Ivy and brother Marlowe relaxing on the bed

Ivy and Marlowe begging for jerky

Ivy and Marlow on play date with beagle

Ivy and Marlowe giving kisses to Dad

  • Adopted: 02-11-12
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4-1/2 yrs
  • Size: 35 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Cats: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: happy to be with people, likes to run

Ivy is an adorable pint-sized field setter, weighing about 35 pounds. She is about 4-1/2 years old; her suspected previous life was spent creating puppies.

In her foster home, Ivy gets along with everybody. She sleeps with kitties and her 91 pound foster brother with no problems. She is housebroken and will now go into her kennel with a command (and a cookie). As with most setters, she is a true cuddlebug, and if your comfy chair is wide enough, she'll happily tuck herself in right next to you. Her foster family has nick-named her "Wiggles": when she is greeting someone, she submissively wiggles her whole body, driven by her tail. Ivy enjoys the company and attention of people. She seems to be happy just to be a house-dog without much else to worry about for the first time in her short life. She is very gentle and sweet.

She has not attempted to jump fences, but she is extremely fast! She does not seem particularly interested in chasing balls or digging; she watches birds fly over her fosters' house, but doesn't obsess over them.

Ivy's only fault at this point is jumping up to greet on occasion; that being said, she has been working to catch on to the "off" command. She will also make a magazine's edges into confetti every once in a while, but this can be useful if you need a shredder.

Given the chance, Ivy will creep right into your heart. Won't you give this wonderful, sweet little girl the true life she always should have had?


Jeff Headley hopes that sweet little Ivy will be cuddling with her forever family very soon!


It's hard to believe it was only a year ago that Ivy entered our lives. She has become such a part of the family that it's hard to remember life before she came. She is our little optimist, always wagging her tail and happily trotting after me wherever I go. She loves cuddling with us and wrestling with her brother, Marlowe. And does she ever love to run! Thanks to her foster family and everyone at ACES for bringing her to us in such good shape. She has found her furever home.