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US Olympian Bringing Home a Family of Sochi Dogs

US Olympian and silver medalist in Slope Style Free Skiiing, Gus Kenworthy, is not only bringing home a medal but a family of stray dogs from Sochi, four puppies and their mother.

He’s getting a lot of support from friends and family who have stepped up to adopt the little family and assist with getting them back to the US. Gus’ act of kindness has sparked even more Olympians and visitors to adopt one of the strays and animal activists are smuggling the dogs out of Sochi to safety.

The problem with the dogs started when hundreds of families in Sochi lost their homes to build the Olympic village and center. The city hired a contractor to kill the dogs when a Russian billionaire stepped up to build a shelter and find homes for the homeless canines. The problem became prominent when the New York Times published an article in early February front paging the plight of the dogs that has now sparked a worldwide rescue effort.

You can find out how to adopt one of these dogs by going to the Humane Society International web page that has specific direction on adopting a Sochi dog

Gus Kenworthy’s twitter picks and obvious big heart gets him our Hero Of the Olympics and a Gold Medal for Puppy Love.

138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

When I get to it.


Afghan Hound American English Coonhound American Foxhound
Basenji Basset Hound Beagle, 13 In.
Beagle, 15 In. Black and Tan Coonhound Bloodhound
Bluetick Coonhound Borzoi Dachshund (Longhaired)
Dachshund (Smooth) Dachshund (Wirehaired) English Foxhound
Greyhound Harrier Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound Norwegian Elkhound Otterhound
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen Pharaoh Hound Plott
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno (new for 2014) Redbone Coonhound Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki Scottish Deerhound Treeing Walker Coonhound


Affenpinscher Brussels Griffon Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua (Long Coat) Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) Chinese Crested
English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) English Toy Spaniel (KC&R) Havanese
Italian Greyhound Japanese Chin Maltese
Manchester Terrier (Toy) Miniature Pinscher Papillon
Pekingese Pomeranian Poodle (Toy)
Pug Shih Tzu Silky Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier Yorkshire Terrier


American Eskimo Dog Bichons Frise Boston Terrier
Bulldog Chinese Shar-Pei Chow Chow
Dalmatian Finnish Spitz French Bulldog
Keeshond Lhasa Apso Löwchen
Norwegian Lundehund Poodle (Miniature) Poodle (Standard)
Schipperke Shiba Inu Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier Xoloitzcuintli


Australian Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd Bearded Collie
Beauceron Belgian Malinois Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren Border Collie Bouviers des Flandres
Briard Canaan Dog Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Collie (Rough) Collie (Smooth) Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Finnish Lapphund German Shepherd Dog Icelandic Sheepdog
Norwegian Buhund Old English Sheepdog Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Puli Pyrenean Shepherd
Shetland Sheepdog Swedish Vallhund

Sochi Stray Dogs v the LOLympics

The saga of the Sochi stray dogs continues.

More information on how all the dogs in Sochi came to be without a home – and it was the Olympics’ fault in the first place. The nightmare continues. Keith explains.

But the dogs are getting their revenge.

The opening ceremonies in Sochi are complete. Great. Now here’s why you shouldn’t watch any more of the LOLympics.

We will continue to report on the games and the plight of the Sochi dogs.

Keith has tweeted:

You can find out how to adopt a Sochi Street Dog at the Humane Society International.

The Stray Dogs of Sochi

This will break your heart

Thank you, Keith

Racing to Save the Stray Dogs of Sochi

By David M. Herszenhorn, The New York Times

SOCHI, Russia – A dog shelter backed by a Russian billionaire is engaged in a frantic last-ditch effort to save hundreds of strays facing a death sentence before the Winter Olympics begin here. [..]

“We were told, ‘Either you take all the dogs from the Olympic Village or we will shoot them,’ ” said Olga Melnikova, who is coordinating the rescue effort on behalf of a charity called Good Will, which is financed by Oleg V. Deripaska, one of Russia’s billionaire oligarchs.

“On Monday we were told we have until Thursday,” Ms. Melnikova said.

A “dog rescue” golf cart is now scouring the Olympic campus, picking up the animals and delivering them to the shelter, which is really an outdoor shantytown of doghouses on a hill on the outskirts of the city. It is being called PovoDog, a play on the Russian word povodok, which means leash. [..]

Mr. Deripaska, an industrialist who largely made his fortune in aluminum, provided $15,000 to get the shelter started on land donated by the local government. He has also pledged about $50,000 a year for operations. He was also one of the major investors in the Sochi Games and paid for several huge projects, including an overhaul of the airport, a new seaport and the Olympic Village along the coast.

With the Olympics fast approaching, however, there was simply no time to build an indoor space for the shelter, especially because so much work remained to be done on hotels and other buildings for the Games. [..]

All of the dogs entering the shelter receive medical treatment, including vaccinations. All of them will be eligible for adoption, even to fans attending the Olympics. Spared execution – at least for the moment – the animals at the PovoDog shelter barked in a loud chorus as the sun slowly dropped into the Black Sea, which could be viewed in the distance.

According to the article, this is tarnishing the warm and cuddly image of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.Mahatma Gandhi (Indian Statesman and Philosopher)

The 137th Westminster Kennel Club Show: Day One

Paden doesn’t seem to care about anything, except he does. You just can never tell what it’s going to be. Let me tell you about your friend Paden. A long time ago, me, Paden, Tyree, and a couple of other fellas did a lot of riding together. On business, and business was pretty good. We moved around a lot, the way you have to in that line of work. Somewhere along the way, we picked up this dog. One of us took to feeding it, so it followed us everywhere. Well, one day we’re leaving this little Missouri town, in kind of a hurry with a bunch of the locals hot on our tail. Somehow this dog got tied up with Tyree’s horse. Tyree went flyin’. Well, Tyree was pretty mad when he got up, and, being Tyree, he shot the dog. Didn’t kill him, though. The next thing you know, Paden’s down off his horse, and he’s holdin’ this dog, sayin’ we should go on without him. I thought he was kidding, except he wasn’t. Tyree was ready to plug ’em both – all this with the posse ridin’ down on us. I thought we were pals after all that riding we did together. All of a sudden he’s worried about some mutt. Well, we did like he asked. We left him, and he went to jail for a dog. You want to hear the funny part? Paden didn’t even like that damn dog.

It evened out in the end. They locked me up; the dog sprung me.

Tonight’s event is the first of 2 days of judging.  It is broadcast live on CNBC starting at 8 pm with a repeat at 11 pm immediately following and again at 8 am on USA.  Tomorrow’s Groups which will be folowed by Best In Show on USA at 8 pm with a repeat at 8 am Wednesday.

Some links-

The Group Finals tonight are-

Afghan Hound Borzoi Otterhound
American English Coonhound Dachshund (Longhaired) Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen
American Foxhound Dachshund (Smooth) Pharaoh Hound
Basenji Dachshund (Wirehaired) Plott
Basset Hound English Foxhound Redbone Coonhound
Beagle, 13 In. Greyhound Rhodesian Ridgeback
Beagle, 15 In. Harrier Saluki
Black and Tan Coonhound Ibizan Hound Scottish Deerhound
Bloodhound Irish Wolfhound * Treeing Walker Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound Norwegian Elkhound Whippet
Affenpinscher Havanese Pomeranian
Brussels Griffon Italian Greyhound Poodle (Toy)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Japanese Chin Pug
Chihuahua (Long Coat) Maltese Shih Tzu
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) Manchester Terrier (Toy) Silky Terrier
Chinese Crested Miniature Pinscher Toy Fox Terrier
English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) Papillon Yorkshire Terrier
English Toy Spaniel (KC&R) Pekingese
American Eskimo Dog Finnish Spitz Poodle (Standard)
Bichons Frise French Bulldog Schipperke
Boston Terrier Keeshond Shiba Inu
Bulldog Lhasa Apso Tibetan Spaniel
Chinese Shar-Pei Löwchen Tibetan Terrier
Chow Chow Norwegian Lundehund Xoloitzcuintli
Dalmatian Poodle (Miniature)
Australian Cattle Dog Briard Norwegian Buhund
Australian Shepherd Canaan Dog Old English Sheepdog
Bearded Collie Cardigan Welsh Corgi Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Beauceron Collie (Rough) Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Belgian Malinois Collie (Smooth) Puli
Belgian Sheepdog * Entlebucher Mountain Dog Pyrenean Shepherd
Belgian Tervuren * Finnish Lapphund Shetland Sheepdog
Border Collie German Shepherd Dog Swedish Vallhund
Bouviers des Flandres Icelandic Sheepdog

400 cold dogs

There are over 400 dogs in the Prietenii Nostri shelter facing another very cold Romanian winter.


If you have just a few dollars, please consider sending to the shelter. Founder Gratiela Ristea is one of my heros and she gives everything she’s got to these dogs. $10 feeds one dog for a month.

here is the pay pal link

or bank transfer info:

Asociatia Pentru Protectia Animalelor “Prieteni Nostri”

Tudor Vladimirescu Street, Number 169

Slatina City, Romania



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