My name is Gracie Lou!

American Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Bristow, Virginia - Gracie Lou
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Ambassador Pit Bull Rescue

Facts about Gracie Lou

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10790194

Single Grey Female Looking for Love

Do you like to snuggle?

Are belly rubs your idea of a good time?

Do you like romantic walks through the park?

Do you have a fenced yard?

If you answered yes, then look no is your girl. Gracie Lou Freebush (aka Miss Congeniality 2009) is looking for a home where she can be your one and only. Ms. Freebush is a beautiful 6 year old pit bull that loves snuggling, walks in the park and bully sticks.

Gracie Lou is extremely good with kids and adults. She's the perfect nanny dog for my 6 and 11 year old nieces and has been excellent with my 4 month old son. The only people she barks at are the mailman and delivery people.

She has excellent house manners and does not need to be crated. Honestly, she's managed to get out of the locked crate so many times and is so well behaved that we just don't bother anymore. Give this girl access to a window and she's entertained for hours. She is a proud graduate of basic obedience classes with OffleashK9 and knows a variety of commands to include: sit, down, come, stay, shake/nice to meet you, up, place/bed, clean your feet, stop licking your brother, fetch, no jumping, manners (meaning to sit for attention) and drop it. She has an excellent grasp of the English language and understands concepts like "downstairs", "get out of the kitchen" and sometimes pretends not to understand "time to go inside".

Gracie is currently spoiled rotten and has full range of our house. This includes sleeping in our bed and/or couch. Thankfully she is very polite about it and will ask permission before jumping up. And most importantly, she has never hogged the covers.

It sounds crazy to give up such an amazing dog and we're absolutely heartbroken about it but Miss Gracie Lou needs a home where she can be the only animal. She currently lives with another 3 year old dog who is a total jerk and she can't stand it anymore. We rescued Gracie over a year ago and were told that her owner was surrendering her due to the fact that her other dogs kept attacking Gracie. Unfortunately this means that Gracie Lou is fear reactive when put into close quarters with assertive dogs. Gracie is absolutely fine in daily situations such as when on a walk but cannot live with another dog in the home. Gracie should not go to dog parks or other social situations where other dogs will be in close quarters. Because of her great interest in rabbits, squirrels, and ducks we strongly suggest that no other animals are in the home. A fenced yard is an absolute requirement as Gracie has been known to help herself to an open door and go on a walkabout to the nearest squirrel tree.

Gracie has no major medical issues. She is up to date on all vaccinations, microchiped and is heart worm negative. She is on preventatives for fleas/ticks and heart worm.

DISCLOSURE: As a COURTESY LISTING, we are strictly providing a pet marketing platform. The above information has been provided by this pet's owner, and has been posted in its entirety. Decisions and requirements regarding placement for this pet are at the sole discretion of the owner.  

About Ambassador Pit Bull Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

APBA is an all-volunteer rescue organization consisting of seasoned rescuers who have been rescuing and placing Pit Bull type dogs for many years. None of APBA’s officers, directors or rescuers receives any salary or compensation of any kind. Additionally, all administrative costs are kept to an absolute minimum, as every penny spent on administration is considered money taken away from the dogs. Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code..

Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance seeks to lead by example and bring together other local rescues, nonprofits and shelters to further our common mission and goals to:
Rebuild the image of pit bull type dogs everywhere
Create safe, humane communities
Educate the public about responsible ownership
Provide community support and services
Identify and responsibly rehome breed ambassadors

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please visit our "Events" page at, or simply contact us at to set up a meeting with one of our dogs!

Our Adoption Process...

We know our dogs well and we want to get to know you well too! Our experienced volunteers carefully review each application in order to ensure responsible and permanent placements. We strive to find the best home possible for each dog, based on the lifestyle of the applicant and the Ambassador’s individual personality and needs. If you have any questions about the requirements below, please contact us.
Must be 21 years of age to adopt an Ambassador
Own their home or have landlord approval
Live in the DC Metro Area

APBA Adoption Process:
Applications are reviewed by an experienced adoption counselor
You will be contacted for a phone conversation.
A home visit is scheduled so we can get to know you and determine together if the dog you have applied for will be a good fit.
If applicable, a dog-to-dog introduction will be performed and is required prior to any adoption

Adoption Fees: All adoption fees go directly to APBA to help pay for medical expenses, spaying/neutering, food and care.
Puppies (under 1 year of age) - $375.00
Dogs (1 year of age and over) - $325.00

APBA wants to be sure that all of our matches are the best they can possibly be. For this reason, each adoption has a 14 day no-fault return policy. If you discover that the dog you've adopted is not the best fit for your family, you may return him or her to us and we will return your payment to you. If at any time after the initial two weeks you find that you are no longer able to keep your dog, you will have the option to place him or her in a new home of your choosing, and we will follow up with a new adoption contract. If you have not chosen an adopter for your dog, we ask that you keep the dog with you while we work to find a new home. If there is a timeline that needs to be met, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible to find a new family placement.

When you adopt a dog from us, you become part of our family, and we will be there to support you for the lifetime of your dog. We hope that you will be inclined to join us on our mission to save shelter dogs, educate the public, and support other dog owners!