Dogs are seen fighting outside the Gorki Media Centre on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
It looks like Gus Kenworthy isn't the only U.S. Olympian who has a thing for the dogs of Sochi.
Kenworthy has made headlines during the Games for running across a group of stray dogs in Sochi and tweeting out some pictures while saying he's trying to acquire all of the proper paperwork and vaccinations in order to bring the dogs back home with him after his Olympic experience is over.
David Backes, a dog lover in his own right, tweeted at the medal-winning freestyle skier with a question:
Hey @guskenworthy wondering what vet you are working with in Sochi. A bunch of hockey guys would like to get some dogs back as well. Thanks!
— David Backes (@dbackes42) February 17, 2014
So it looks like puppy love is spreading from the slopes to the hockey rink.
No word yet on who exactly on the men's team wants to take home a pooch or two, but goalie Ryan Miller says the players' family hotel has a new mascot:
Family hotel mascot! Couple stray dogs have been cleaned up and adopted by players. pic.twitter.com/uRXTlGALKI
— Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039) February 18, 2014
And Backes's animal organization tweeted out another photo of the St. Louis Blues forward and his teammate, Kevin Shattenkirk, snuggling up with a few Sochi strays:
— Athletes For Animals (@A4A_org) February 18, 2014
Heck, even Kelli Stack of the women's team wants in on the action.
— Kelli Stack (@kstack16) February 17, 2014
There also is an update on the dogs that Kenworthy is trying to bring home.
Check out this cuteness tweeted by reporter Rachel Nichols
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 17, 2014