Ivy is an amazing dog, she has been part of our family for 5 months. Rescued from a shelter. She is wonderful with kids and adults. She is good with dogs in a neutral setting (doggie daycare; dog park). She is intensely loyal and family-focused. She is not destrucive. Can leave alone in the house without a crate. She does not even take food from children. Loves to be outside. Recommend a largish backyard where she can run. The Issue: please be aware! She CANNOT be around other dogs or animals in the house. Our current circumstances changed suddenly and there is now another dog. We love Ivy so dearly. She is a wonderful family dog!