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.

What others are clicking on:

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s