Olympian plays tug-of-war with Sochi dogs

BRECKENRIDGE – When Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy made it his mission to bring a group of stray dogs home from Sochi, everyone knew adorable, follow-up photos would ensue.

Friday proved that theory right when Kenworthy posted an adorable photo of the three of them playing a fun game of tug-of-war:

Kenworthy said he and his friend, Robin Macdonald, fell in love with the family of dogs and vowed they would bring them home after the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

While Kenworthy didn't go to Russia in search of dogs, he says his story allowed him to bring attention to a much larger issue.

"I feel like the Olympics and getting a medal and everything have given me this platform to try and raise awareness," he said. "I just think there are so many great causes coming out of this. The Humane Society International is working with Russia now to try and set up better shelters and make it easier for dogs to be adopted over there."

The men urge others who were wanting one of the puppies to look at adopting from a local shelter or the Humane Society International.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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