The Sochi stray dogs who found homes

Photos of stray dogs in Sochi are all over the internet, these heartbreaking images have inspired many to take action. With the Olympics winding down, we have an update on the dogs. Here are the dogs who have been lucky enough to find a home, whether it is through a shelter or being adopted by loving owners, you can be sure that these lucky dogs will be safe. Yahoo Sports coverage of the Closing Ceremony is presented by United Airlines


Gus Kenworthy, the American silver medalist in ski slopestyle, has become the face of Sochi due to his efforts to give homes to some adorable Sochi stray dogs. Not only has Kenworthy managed to rescue four puppies, but he has also made the arrangements to bring the puppies' mother to America as well. The mother will go to Gus's own mom, who will provide a home for the stray.

Gus Kenworthy, the American silver medalist in ski slopestyle, has become the face of Sochi due to his efforts to give homes to some adorable Sochi stray dogs. Not only has Kenworthy managed to rescue four puppies, but he has also made the arrangements to bring the puppies' mother to America as well. The mother will go to Gus's own mom, who will provide a home for the stray. (Twitter)

Gus Kenworthy will be keeping two of the puppies, the smallest female and the largest male. His own mom will keep the mother dog and his brothers will be taking the other two pups.

Gus Kenworthy will be keeping two of the puppies, the smallest female and the largest male. His own mom will keep the mother dog and his brothers will be taking the other two pups. (Twitter)

The family of stray dogs that Gus Kenworthy adopted were well known around the Olympic Villages. They live behind a tent at the media center where members of the media and athletes would stop by to feed them.

The family of stray dogs that Gus Kenworthy adopted were well known around the Olympic Villages. They live behind a tent at the media center where members of the media and athletes would stop by to feed them. (Twitter)

Gus Kenworthy will be keeping two of the puppies, he has chosen to name the female Rosa and the male Ghorki.

Gus Kenworthy will be keeping two of the puppies, he has chosen to name the female Rosa and the male Ghorki. (Twitter)

American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis didn't bring home a medal, but she brought home a much more meaningful prize, a dog from Sochi. Jacobellis managed to get a stray dog from Sochi back home, she has given the dog a home and the little pup has arrived safely in Denver.

American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis didn't bring home a medal, but she brought home a much more meaningful prize, a dog from Sochi. Jacobellis managed to get a stray dog from Sochi back home, she has given the dog a home and the little pup has arrived safely in Denver. (Instagram)

Lindsey Jacobellis posted this photo to her Instagram. Her Sochi dog has made it home safely. Jacobellis looks like she will have some great company during her recovery fro a thumb injury.

Lindsey Jacobellis posted this photo to her Instagram. Her Sochi dog has made it home safely. Jacobellis looks like she will have some great company during her recovery fro a thumb injury. (Instagram)

American ski jumper Jessica Jerome traveled back home from Sochi with lindsey Jacobellis. She tweeted this photo of Jacobellis's newly adopted Sochi dog and referred to them as her "travel buddies."

American ski jumper Jessica Jerome traveled back home from Sochi with lindsey Jacobellis. She tweeted this photo of Jacobellis's newly adopted Sochi dog and referred to them as her "travel buddies." (Twitter)

Lindsey Jacobellis fell in love with the young stray upon arriving in Sochi. Luckily for the dog, Jacobellis decided to act upon this and began the process of adopting the pup.

Lindsey Jacobellis fell in love with the young stray upon arriving in Sochi. Luckily for the dog, Jacobellis decided to act upon this and began the process of adopting the pup. (Instagram)

This was the first photo that Lindsey Jacobellis posted of the Sochi stray dog. She ended up adopting the dog, who is now back home in America with her.

This was the first photo that Lindsey Jacobellis posted of the Sochi stray dog. She ended up adopting the dog, who is now back home in America with her. (Instagram)

American hockey players David Backes and Kevin Shattenkirk are pictured with two Sochi stray dogs. Backes and his wife Kelly, are working to find homes for the stray dogs through a group they created called Athletes for Animals.

American hockey players David Backes and Kevin Shattenkirk are pictured with two Sochi stray dogs. Backes and his wife Kelly, are working to find homes for the stray dogs through a group they created called Athletes for Animals. (Twitter)

American hockey player Ryan Miller posted this photo on Twitter. According to the hockey star, a few members of the US hockey team have jumped on the cause to give these stray dogs homes.

American hockey player Ryan Miller posted this photo on Twitter. According to the hockey star, a few members of the US hockey team have jumped on the cause to give these stray dogs homes. (Twitter)

Amanda Bird, U.S. press officer for the bobsled and skeleton teams, has decided to get involved in the Sochi stray dogs cause. Not only is she working with PovoDog, a shelter in Sochi for strays, but she is adopting one of her own. (Facebook)

Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev, accompanied by Deripaska, Russian billionaire and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Basic Element company, inspects the Olympic Village in Sochi

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L), accompanied by Oleg Deripaska, Russian billionaire and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Basic Element company, inspects the Olympic Village at the coastal cluster of the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/Pool (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SPORT OLYMPICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Deripaska has also donated an additional $50,000 to keep the shelter running over the next year.

Deripaska has also donated an additional $50,000 to keep the shelter running over the next year. (Facebook)

PovoDog is working hard to keep the Sochi stray dogs happy and healthy. You can visit their Facebook to get information on how to help.

PovoDog is working hard to keep the Sochi stray dogs happy and healthy. You can visit their Facebook to get information on how to help. (Facebook)

Volunteers smuggle Sochi dogs out of town

Animal activist Igor Airapetian carries a stray dog to his car brought out of Sochi by fellow activist at a rendezvous point 120 kilometers away from the Olympic area in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Tuapse, Russia. Airapetian is one of a dozen people in the emerging movement of animal activists in Sochi alarmed by reports that the city has contracted the killing of thousands of stray dogs before and during the Olympic Games. Stray dogs are a common sight on the streets of Russian cities, but with massive construction in the area the street dog population in Sochi and the Olympic park has soared. Useful as noisy, guard dogs, workers feed them to keep them nearby and protect buildings. They soon lose their value and become strays. Tonight, a few dogs will be taken on their way to a new life in Moscow. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Volunteers smuggle Sochi dogs out of town

Stray dogs brought out of Sochi by activist Yulia Krasova, second from left, wait to be transferred to the car of fellow activist Igor Airapetian, left, at a rendezvous point 120 kilometers away from the Olympic area in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Tuapse, Russia. Krasova is one of a dozen people in the emerging movement of animal activists in Sochi alarmed by reports that the city has contracted the killing of thousands of stray dogs before and during the Olympic Games. Stray dogs are a common sight on the streets of Russian cities, but with massive construction in the area the street dog population in Sochi and the Olympic park has soared. Useful as noisy, guard dogs, workers feed them to keep them nearby and protect buildings. They soon lose their value and become strays. Tonight, a few dogs will be taken on their way to a new life in Moscow. (AP Photo/David Goldman)