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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Ivy, a Labrador Retriever mix, visited our studios on Thursday in hopes of reaching a 9News Now viewer who will give her a forever home.

Ivy was accompanied by Kathi Stanhope, a volunteer with the Montgomery County Humane Society in Rockville.

Here's a little more information about Ivy:

Tag #252


ID#A360024

Labrador Retriever Mix, female, spayed upon adoption, brindle & black, 5 yrs.

"Don't let the gray around my muzzle fool you - I'm a 'gently mature' lady at 5 years, so you'll know what you're getting when you bring me into your family. You'll find me friendly and sweet, and, according to our staff trainer, super calm. I like people and am relaxed around other dogs. I walk nicely on a leash and would make a nice walking companion and maybe even a swimming partner! The trainer also says I'm outgoing and well-mannered, capable of learning many behaviors if you use only positive reinforcement methods with me. Note: You will definitely need a solid (not chain link) 6' to 8' high fence for me! Try me out on some of the modern canine activities like Nose Work or Rally-O - I'm 'the real deal'!

Montgomery County Humane also offers these reminders:

All this month, promote safety around dogs with doggonesafe's

International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge

http://doggonesafe.com/International_Dog_Bite_Prevention_Challenge

May 6-12 is the American Humane Association's Be Kind to Animals Week

http://www.americanhumane.org/interaction/programs/be-kind-to-animals-week/

May 12 is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Are you ready?

http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/PrinterFriendly_PetOwners%5B1%5D.pdf

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