NFL Player Asks To Adopt Shelter Dog That’s “Been Here A Long Time”

NFL Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ronnie Stanley recently went into BARCS animal shelter and asked to adopt a shelter dog that's been here a long time.

Plenty of good hearts walk into rescue shelters looking to adopt a shelter dog.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ronnie Stanley and his girlfriend had even a higher mission when they went to BARCS.

The shelter shares the story on their Facebook page where they say Stanley specifically asked, “We are looking for a dog that’s been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable.”

They met a number of dogs, but Stanley knew he’d found his pup when he met Winter.
She’s a 6-year-old girl who’d been found in mid-May, locked inside a room in an empty home, with no food, water, or fresh air. She was dehydrated and scared, and has a sagging belly that indicates she’s given birth to lots of puppies.

The saggy belly made her not such an attractive candidate to most people coming to the shelter.

To Stanley, that’s just part of Winter’s story.

“Well, that’s just what happens when you’ve had babies,” told his new dog.

And just like that, this once-discarded pup turned into a member of the NFL family.

Here is the entire story from BARCS Facebook page:

And if you’re a fellow dog lover, you might like hearing about my own 16-year-old rescue dog, Darla Louise.  She’s featured in my book,

“Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.”

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NFL Player Asks To Adopt Shelter Dog That’s “Been Here A Long Time”

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