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Go Team USA! More Sochi Strays Adopted by American Olympians

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If Olympic medals were handed out for doing good deeds, the athletes from Team USA would be bringing home even more Gold!

While Russian authorities quietly ordered a massive effort to destroy the thousands of stray dogs roaming the streets of Sochi in advance of the Winter Olympic Games, good Samaritans, rescuers, and visiting athletes have been working, instead, to save these dogs, giving them loving homes in America!

Check out the adorable new best buddy adopted by Olympic Snowboarder, Lindsey Jacobellis:

This Sochi Stray scored a one way ticket to the USA with @LindsJacobellis #luckydog #justintime pic.twitter.com/NFhKFDj2dp

— Holly Brooks (@brooksha1) February 17, 2014

Team USA hockey forward T.J. Oshie and his St. Louis Blues teammate David Backes both found love in Sochi:

Meet Sochi Jack and Sochi Junior with @dbackes42 and @shattdeuces during the @Sochi2014 with @USOlympic. pic.twitter.com/FFOW3t2hlR

— Athletes For Animals (@A4A_org) February 18, 2014

American Women’s Hockey olympian Kelli Stack is cheered on by her new love, Horsey:

My Horsey dog cheering me on this morning. I love you Horsey!!! #Sochi2014 #TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/7ue8OdEVCm

— Kelli Stack (@kstack16) February 8, 2014

And, freeskier Gus Kenworthy is working hard to bring home a mother and her four precious pups:

Oh my glob, look who I just found! 🙂 #sochistrays pic.twitter.com/ne66y7jN6Z

— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014

With five more days remaining in the Winter Olympic Games, there’s still plenty of time for more Olympians to bring home what will surely prove to be the best prize of all – a new best friend!

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  2. Avatar Of Frances



    I think it is great they stepped up and helped. Last time I heard there was a 6 month quarantine for animals entering the USA. Wonder if it was waved for these animals? It would be horrible for them to have to be locked in some govt. quarantine for the first 6 months.


    Ttheres no difference either in AMERICA OR RUSSIA ANIMALS !! thereare all animals to be rescueds ! what sochi did was untolerable for people in u.s and thats generous heart you have has just appeared ! and it become an impact to all animal lovers sepecailly dogs !!
    i myself adore dogs and my passion ! but im just too far away to help even just to volunteer to help in any way s so i just having 4 doggies that i adopt ! and i dont have such finance to do so more to help !
    from my the bottom of my heart i thank all those people like me who love dogs or any animals who muc try to help in such many ways !!
    maria luisa redona

  4. Avatar Of Esther Esther says:

    Thank you for being angels to these helpless dogs. May God bless each and every persons that are making a difference and I hope all the other dogs are placed in a good shelter where they will be care for.

  5. I love dogs too and want to pick up every stray I see. I do understand wanting to save those dogs. However, there are 6 to 8 million dogs and cats sitting in shelters in the United States waiting for someone to take them home. Approx 2.7 million, one every 11 seconds, will be euthanized this year. The expense of bringing those dogs to the US could feed so many of our strays and buy them more time. Come home and adopt. Use your influence after the games to promote shelter adoptions and to put a stop to puppy mills.

    • Avatar Of Julie Harless

      julie harless


      YES!!! Listen to Frankie it is all so true! However you are also commended for helping the strays there as well. Word is out that they are being killed “so they aren’t in the way of the tourists” BARBARIC PEOPLE!

    • Avatar Of Kathy Kathy says:

      I agree with Frankie Phillips in the post above. I love dog too and therefore for the last six years, I have worked tirelessly to save our dogs here in Tennessee where I live. 30.6% of our residents live below the poverty level. Our group with very few resources have helped spay and neuter 2,464 dogs and cats for low-income pet owners who can’t afford to have their dogs and cats sterilized. We were like Sochi with strays everywhere. Some friends and I with our own money have picked up and fostered over 600 pets and transported them to shelters in other counties and other states. The need here in our county and in our country is overwhelming. VERY few people donate to our spay/neuter program. What about being a hero to our American animals. The money it takes to get some of these dogs home could have stopped the birth of hundreds of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens on our mountain through spay/neuter prevention.

    • Whenever someone does something nice it seems someone else puts a damper on It. I realize that there are many animals needing homes here in the U.S. I am all for getting the word out there. however, Don’t make these kids feel guilty for doing something they felt was a good deed ! Just sayin.

  6. Avatar Of Nancy Ferguson

    Nancy Ferguson


    God Bless to those saving the dogs of Russia. Hope they can get a shelter for the rest of the dogs and get the Russia people to adopt them.

  7. Avatar Of Kathy Mahaney

    Kathy Mahaney


    What a great group you are. I am so proud of you. Winners and then loving enough to share it with these poor orphans.

    Love to you !!!

  8. Avatar Of Susan Hartwell

    susan hartwell


    bring all the dogs u can, many of us would love to adopt them.

  9. Avatar Of Robin Jones

    robin jones


    You all are the Best!

  10. Avatar Of Cindee



    Thanks for showing a true American spirit by adopting these dogs. Try to get other athletes to follow your lead.

  11. God bless you all for sure, you and your dogs are the real winners, but please take your names to open doors, to start a campain: There are so many more stray dogs that must be safed…

  12. Avatar Of Kelly



    I think this shows how we care, as Americans. We have a problem here in the states, too many to mention. But we also have people that care enough to step up. Thank you to our Olympians!! I dare say, some of the best EVER!

  13. Avatar Of Sue Studds

    Sue Studds


    Go USA!
    You all are winners regardless of which level. Please save as many of those poor homeless animals as possible! Rescues will help once they are back in this country.
    Thank you!

  14. Avatar Of Karen Addeo

    Karen Addeo


    The gold in your hearts is priceless. God bless all of you! . . .

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