Updated: Olympian Seeks Puppy Love

When not skiing the slopes, U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy is saving adorable puppies.

By | Posted: February 14, 2014, 9 a.m. PST

Updated:Gus Kenworthy and his pups reunite in the U.S.>>

As if Gus Kenworthy hasn't won our hearts over already, we found another photo of him and his gang of puppies in Sochi on the athletes Facebook page.

"Spent all afternoon playing with a gang of stray puppies here in Sochi! Looking into finding a way to bring them home with me but also don't want to take them away from their mama because she was being super cute and protective over them. I bought them some food and I'll go visit them again tomorrow," Gus posts on Facebook along with this gem:

 

Olympian Gus Kenworthy with Sochi Stray puppy

 

Posted: Feb 3, 2014

You may have heard about Olympic athletes using the popular app, "Tinder," to find love in Olympic Village, but one athlete has his sights set on a different kind of puppy love.

When not winning Silver medals in slopestyle skiing, U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy has been working hard to save the stray puppies he stumbled across in Sochi.

The skier has posted images and updates on the found puppies on Twitter:

Olympian Gus Kenworthy with Sochi Stray puppy

 Gus Kenworthy @guskenworthy Feb 11
Oh my glob, look who I just found! :) #sochistrays

Gus Kenworthy with Puppies
Gus Kenworthy @guskenworthy Feb 12
Also, for the people wondering, I've lined up kennels 4 the pups & made vaccination appointments. Doing all I can to bring them home w/ me!

We are pretty sure Kenworthy was cute before, but he earns a perfect 10 when holding the four puppies he has rescued in Sochi.

U.S. Olympic Skier, Gus Kenworthy took home a Silver medal this morning, but he has taken home the gold in our hearts.

This heartwarming story follows a controversial order by Sochi officials to euthanize hundreds of the cities stray dogs prior to the Olympics. Activists and a billionaire stepped in to help Sochi officials set up a camp, nicknamed Povodog for 100 of the strays. Read more here>>


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Melian and Tiny   E, CA

2/15/2014 11:20:05 PM

I hope he can find many homes for the dogs.

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patricia - 194267   tupelo, MS

2/15/2014 5:06:31 AM

To Me He Won A Gold Metal..... In Gods Heart .. !!! Puppies are Pretty and sure would make a great Pet .. !! Thanks Guy for Speaking Out ... and Dog Bless ...!

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Anna   New York, New York

2/14/2014 12:37:57 PM

Olympic athletes aren't the only way saving the Sochi Strays. Vlada Provotorova runs a shelter for the dogs. Learn more about her work
here:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sochi-strays/x/4- 45018

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