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This NFL Player Just Adopted A "Not-So-Adoptable" Dog And People Love It

"I think I just became a Ravens fan."

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Stanley, a rookie player with the Ravens, visited the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter on Saturday with both his girlfriend and his teammate Alex Lewis, according to the shelter's Facebook page.

"We are looking for dog that's been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable," Stanley said, according to the shelter's post.

"Our matchmakers were delighted," the post read.


"She was dehydrated and extremely frightened," the shelter said.

Winter has a loose belly likely due to overbreeding that is not expected to tighten because of her age. Dogs like Winter are often passed over at the shelter, but Stanley didn't seem to mind.

"Well, that's just what happens when you've had babies," Stanley said.

"It’s not a very good-looking dog per se for your happy couple or family going into a shelter looking to adopt a pet. So I knew this pet would probably have a pretty hard time getting adopted," Stanley told The Baltimore Sun.

"It was pretty old as well, so I felt like it was a great pet for me," he added. "It's very loving and very protective, and it's a great addition to the family."


"He didn't just save her life," she added. "He saved the life of so many other pets."


"I think it's so special when the dog meets their person and gets to trot right out of here," Deacon said. "That's why the pictures were so blurry, because all she wanted to do was kiss his face, and it seemed that's all he wanted too."

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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