US Skier’s Sochi Puppies Make Emotional First Appearance on Today Show

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Olympic skier and silver medalist Gus Kenworthy made some waves in Sochi — and not just for his slopestyle performance. After seeing the sheer amount of stray dogs walking around the Olympic village and city, he took it upon himself to personally rescue a few of these poor dogs.

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Now, almost a month later, Gus is finally returning home with his three new Russian pooches: Mama, Jake and Mishka. Having finally finished dealing with all of the red tape involved with bringing his new furry friends back to the states, this morning Kenworthy introduced his puppies to America on the Today Show.

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Sadly, not all of the puppies made it back. Due to the malnourished and generally unhealthy state these puppies were found in, two of the puppies passed away during the month long wait for them to be cleared to leave Russia.

Thankfully, the other three dogs (two puppies and their mother) were eventually allowed to leave Russia, and are now living in a loving home where they are getting all the food and care they could need.

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To see the Today Show segment, watch the clip below.

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