"'We are looking for [a] dog that's been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable,'" the offensive tackle told employees at the BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, according to a post on its Facebook page.
"'Not-so-adoptable' can mean a lot of things here," the post added, "senior pets, physically imperfect, on-going medical and more."
Needless to say, the animal shelter recalled its "matchmakers were delighted."
Stanley and his girlfriend adopted a 6-year-old dog, originally named Winter, which came to the shelter after being found in a vacant lot "on a hot day."
"She was dehydrated and extremely frightened," the animal shelter said. "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."
Still, Stanley, 22, seemed happy with the new addition to his family -- even renaming the dog Lola.
"Welcome to the Stanley fam Lola," he wrote on his Facebook page Friday.