NFL player walks into shelter, asks for ‘not so adoptable’ dog

BALTIMORE, MD (WCMH) – A newly drafted NFL football player walked into a Baltimore animal shelter over the weekend and made an unusual request.

Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley stopped by the BARCS animal shelter along with his girlfriend and teammate Alexander Lewis.

Stanley is a Notre Dame graduate and was selected sixth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

They checked in and told shelter staff, “We are looking for dog that’s been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable.”

The shelter said in a Facebook post, ‘not-so-adoptable’ can mean senior pets, physically imperfect or dogs that require ongoing medical care.

Stanley settled on a dog named Winter. The shelter said the 6-year-old dog spent most of her life in sad, unfortunate situations.

She was found on a vacant property, on a hot day with no electricity, or open windows. She was dehydrated and extremely frightened. Winter has a long, hanging belly, mostly likely a result of over breeding–something we see far too often at our shelter. Due to her age, her belly is not something that will ever tighten up. Female dogs with such characteristics are often passed by in our shelter–but not by Ronnie!

The shelter said Stanley was more interested in getting lots of face kisses than the appearance of her tummy.

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