Stray dogs from Sochi arrive in DC to be adopted (video)

Ten stray dogs from Sochi, Russia have arrived at a shelter in Washington, DC, and are looking for new homes.

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You might remember during the coverage of the Russian Olympics that there was concern that the Russians might shoot thousands of stray dogs to prepare for the games.

At the same time, we reported on Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy finding a litter of puppies, and his desire to rescue them.

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The dogs in DC are at the Washington Animal Rescue League. They have a wonderful facility – the best I’ve ever been to. They have these kind-of swinging barn-door stables set up, so that you can visit each dog individually, at your leisure, just leaning over the bottom door to pet them, then move on to the next dog – without having to ask them to take each dog out, which can really be a disincentive to actually meeting all the dogs. I can’t say enough about the place, was just so impressed. I’m very glad these dogs ended up there.

I guess now you’d call them capitalist dogs :)

Here’s a video about their arrival:


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