Pupdate: Olympians and Airlines Rally for Sochi Strays

If you've been following along with us, you know that Gus Kenworthy and several other Olympic athletes are bringing home pups. We're happy to bring you the pupdate that a few more members of Team USA had their hearts stolen by Sochi strays, and the scuttlebutt is that Russian airline Aeroflot offered to fly the pups to the U.S. for free. Check it out: Goalie Ryan Miller tweeted his ruv for the team's "new family hotel mascot." U.S. bobsled and skeleton press officer, Amanda Bird, plans to bring home a furever friend. Her husband is campaigning for the name Sochi! “I’d like to take an older dog because those are the dogs that usually aren’t adopted. Everyone up here will adopt a puppy. Right now I’m running into some issues because I can’t take the dog on the charter flight so I need to figure out how to get the dog to Munich. When I get to Munich, I can check the dog in with me or carry it on.” Bird is not the only one running into transportation difficulties, but it seems Aeroflot may come to the rescue to give stray pups a flight to the US. [caption id="attachment_10241" align="aligncenter" width="478"]Go Aeroflot! Shoot them a tweet to encourage them to help the pupz! Go Aeroflot! Shoot them a tweet to encourage them to help the pupz![/caption] The Wall Street Journal reported: Word spread around town this week that Aeroflot had offered to fly Sochi strays to the U.S. for free, but a spokesman said the Russian airline was still working out logistical challenges. A decision would be made Wednesday on whether the airline could accommodate the dogs—so far 10 and counting—that people have inquired about flying to the U.S., the spokesman said. We ruv that the issue of adoption is getting international attention and will keep you pupdated on the latest developments! We are still trying to get these big-hearted Olympians their lifetime supply of BarkBoxes, so please help spread the word! For now, watch Gus Kenworthy introduce the new members of his pack and address the issues of shelter pups in Sochi and at home:



Hope Bobbitt

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