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Olympics Silver Medal winner plans to brings a few puppies home for adoption

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (CBSNews) -- Who let the dogs out? Pretty much everyone in Sochi, it seems. 

Who picked the dogs up? Well, that would be American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy. 

The freshly crowned silver-medal slopestyler from Telluride, Colo., picked up four puppies and their mother on the streets of Rosa Khutor and he's making arrangements to have them sent home to the United States.

"I've been around animals all my life," Kenworthy said of the hundreds of dogs roaming the streets in Sochi and the mountains above the Olympic city. "It's hard to watch." 

Kenworthy tweeted a picture of himself cuddling four of the dogs. "Puppy love is real to puppies," he wrote.

He also tweeted a photo of him holding a single puppy:

He says he's arranged for kennels to carry the dogs in, and for vaccinations. Family members back home are already lining up to adopt.

"I'll keep one for myself," he said.

Any chance he'll name it Silver?


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