Sep 30, 2013; Park City, UT, USA; Team USA freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy during a portrait session during the Team USA Media Summit at Canyons Grand Summit Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Silver medalist Gus Kenworthy trying to save group of Sochi stray puppies

United States freeskier Gus Kenworthy is having a great time in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Kenworthy able to bring home the silver medal for the U.S. in the inaugural ski slopestyle event as part of an American sweep, but he has been part of a noble cause and may have found a new best friend in the process.

Stray dogs in Sochi were a big discussion prior to the start of the Winter Games, and Kenworthy has been doing his part to help save a handful of strays.

According to USA Today, Kenworthy has arranged for kennels and is attempting to line up vaccinations for five dogs that he has been taking care of — one mother and her four puppies — as he looks to adopt the dogs.

“I’ve gotten a lot of messages from friends and family that would happily take them, including the mom,” said Kenworthy.

Kenworthy also plans to keep one of the dogs for himself.

He has been sharing photos of himself with the stray puppies on social media, and the dogs are absolutely adorable.


Kudos to Kenworthy for not only kicking ass on the slopes, but for also being a great dude.

Be sure to stay tuned to throughout the Sochi Olympics, for the latest news, results and updates for the Winter Games.

Tags: 2014 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing Gus Kenworthy Slopestyle Sochi Olympics Team USA

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