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One of the many stray dogs in Sochi that need forever homes.
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February 22, 2014

It looks like more Sochi dogs will be finding a new home here in the U.S. A couple of athletes have brought a few of them home and now another familiar face is stepping up to help these cute pooches. According to People on Feb, 21. former “BacheloretteAli Fedotowsky has followed suit and is headed back to the States with an adorable puppy by her side.

Fedotowsky has been in Sochi covering the Olympics for E! News and she is also an animal lover. She has been tweeting on how hungry the homeless dogs are and she has taken it upon herself to feed them in the streets while she was there.

The stray pups have been in the news ever since it was reported that they have been roaming the streets near the Olympic buildings and authorities had started exterminating them. A couple of Olympians, skier Gus Kenworthy and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, fell in love with a few of the dogs and started the ball rolling in bringing them back to the U.S.

Ali Fedotowsky has now joined in the efforts to find these canines their forever homes. She took to her Twitter to write her excitement about one of the sweet pups she had in hand.

“Got this little gal at a Sochi shelter. On my way to the vet to get her health certificate and passport so I can hopefully bring her back to the USA to be adopted,” the 29-year-old reality star wrote. “I can’t save them all, but I know someone in the states would love to have this little sweetheart!!!”

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Ali Fedotowsky & Katherine Heigl Team Up to Rescue Strays in Sochi

02/23/2014 at 11:35 AM EST

Ali Fedotowsky & Katherine Heigl Team Up to Rescue Strays in Sochi
Ali Fedotowsky and Katherine Heigl

More celebrities are standing up for stray dogs in Sochi.

On Saturday afternoon, Katherine Heigl and her mother, Nancy, joined forces with Ali Fedotowsky to help find happy homes for two pups the former Bachelorette star fell in love with and brought back from Sochi (where she was an Olympic correspondent for E! News).

“This is Adler, which is a town next to Sochi,” Fedotowksy tells PEOPLE of one of the dogs she flew in with on Saturday afternoon. “She’s very playful.” A male dog, Sochi, had been ill on the flight and wasn’t so energetic.

Katherine, 35, and Nancy waited anxiously at Los Angeles International Airport to pick up the two dogs from Fedotowsky, 29, whose role in the rescue process was to get them to the United States safely. They heard of Sochi’s illness prior to his arrival: “Sochi hasn’t eaten in 15 hours and is throwing up so we are hoping that it’s just from the travel,” Katherine said as she arrived at LAX.

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The Daily Treat: Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis to Bring Home Stray Dog from Sochi

02/18/2014 at 05:00 PM EST

Lindsey Jacobellis Bringing Stray Pup Home from Sochi: Photo
Lindsey Jacobellis and her new puppy
Courtesy Holly Brooks

Forget gold medals – dogs are the most coveted accessory in Sochi, Russia, right now.

Like U.S. Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy, snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is bringing one of the city’s stray dogs home to the United States.

“This Sochi Stray scored a one way ticket to the USA with [Lindsey],” Tweeted Jacobellis’s teammate, Holly Brooks, on Monday, sharing a photo of the snowboarder cuddling her adorable pup.

Canine cupid struck right around Valentine’s Day for the 28-year-old athlete, who posted an affectionate photo of her own to Instagram on February 15. “Me and my pup,” wrote Jacobellis, a self-described animal lover.

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Gus Kenworthy’s puppies: Olympian has ‘puppy love’ over Sochi’s strays

Gus Kenworthy is in love – with Sochi’s stray pups. The American freeskier who took the silver today is planning on returning home with more than just a medal to show off. Kenworthy hopes to fly back to Colorado with a family of Sochi’s stray puppies.

Yahoo! Sports said today that the 22-year-old, who picked up the silver medal as part of a U.S. podium sweep in the new Slopestyle sport, plans to rescue dogs – a mother and four pups – that live in a security tent near the Gorki Media Center, about two miles away from the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park skiing venue.

“I’m doing all that I can to try and bring them back with me,” Kenworthy said. “They’re like the cutest things ever.”

Kenworthy, as well as many other Olympic athletes, have been buzzing over recent stories regarding thousands of Sochi stray dogs, who have been ordered rounded up and killed by city officials – an attempt to “clean up” the streets of Sochi for the games.

Sochi stray dogs: Dogs smuggled out of Sochi to prevent city contracted killing

“I’ve been a dog lover my whole life and to find the cutest family of strays ever here at the Olympics was just a fairy-tale way to have it go down,” Kenworthy said, shortly after winning his silver today.

He tweeted his intentions Wednesday and, as you might expect, was inundated with positive responses.

According to MSN on Wednesday, animal lovers and animal rights advocates are removing stray dogs and “smuggling” them out of the city before they are rounded up for mass euthanasia.

The International Olympic Committee has responded to the allegations that the city ordered thousands of strays exterminated by stating that no “healthy” dogs are being killed in Sochi, a report that those on the streets decry as being absolutely untrue.

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How to adopt a stray dog from Sochi

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SOCHI, Russia — If you want to adopt a stray dog from Sochi, the first thing you should probably do is get on a plane to Sochi.

It can be done over the phone and e-mail, said Humane Society International director for companion animals and engagement Kelly O’Meara, but it will require significant cooperation from a local and several layers of logistics that would be much less complicated in person.

The good news, though, is that any American already in Sochi or planning on coming during the Olympic Games can bring home one of the now-famous pups relatively easily and inexpensively in most cases.

SHELTER: For now, there is a home for some

The prevalence of stray dogs — and the local organizing committee’s decision to hire a pest control company to kill thousands of them — was a predominant story line in the lead-up to the Olympics. Since then, a temporary shelter backed by a Russian billionaire has opened up just outside of town, and the attention devoted to the issue has inspired many Americans to ask about how they can adopt one of the dogs that survived.

Typically, O’Meara said, the Humane Society encourages Americans to adopt pets domestically, since there are many who need homes. But with Sochi in the spotlight, HSI has posted a point-by-point guide on its Web page detailing how to bring one home from Russia.

“I think it’s a situation where everyone’s hearing about the very sad and terrible means of killing these dogs and people are feeling a bit helpless in what they can do,” O’Meara said in a phone interview Monday. “This is a life-or-death situation for many of them that are being seen in and around Sochi, and that’s why people are sort of jumping in and asking how they can help.”

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How a stray dog’s deed in Iraq landed him a new home in Indio, Ca.

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Many Pets share a  special bond with there family,but this one is extra  special.  After Scar, a stray wandering the  streets of Iraq, saves Peter Pero from harm, the soldier  returns the favor.

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