Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis might not be going home with a medal from the Sochi Winter Olympics, but she will be going home with an adorable new friend.
Jacobellis adopted one of Sochi's many stray dogs before heading back to the United States. Fellow Olympian Holly Brooks snapped a photo of the sweet duo and posted it to Twitter.
— Holly Brooks (@brooksha1) February 17, 2014
Jacobellis also posted photos of her new pup to Instagram.
Jacobellis isn't the only one going home with a canine companion.
U.S. freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy plans to adopt not one, but five dogs -- a mama and her four puppies -- from Sochi. The dogs were living near the media center by the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, CBS News reported.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) February 16, 2014
Russia reportedly ordered the extermination of hundreds of stray dogs in the Olympic Village before the games, according to the New York Times. Shelters were set up, and good samaritans have been trying to rescue the animals.
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