The story of the plight of Sochi’s stray dogs just continues to grow (much to the chagrin of Olympic officials and Russian politicians, I am sure). Now comes the heartwarming tale of a couple of American olympians who will be bringing rescue dogs home with them. Gus Kenworthy—who won a Silver Medal in the men’s slopestyle competition—is arranging to take a littler of four puppies back to the states for adoption, and Amanda Bird, a press officer for the U.S. bobsled/skeleton teams, is planning on adopting an older dog:
“I’d like to take an older dog because those are the dogs that usually aren’t adopted. Everyone up here will adopt a puppy. Right now I’m running into some issues because I can’t take the dog on the charter flight so I need to figure out how to get the dog to Munich. When I get to Munich, I can check the dog in with me or carry it on.”
Bird’s new dog, who will be named Sochi, will join her Australian Shepherd, Sammy, at her home in Tennessee.