Steve Ott and his dog

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Steve Ott giving his dog some love

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Ryan Reaves, David Backes, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis, and a dog for Gateway Pet Guardians

(Source: @gatewaypets)

David and Kelly Backes with Jake, one of the puppies they rescued in Sochi

(Source: New York Post)

David Backes and his wife, Kelly, with Sunny and Polly
(Source: @A4A_org)

David Backes and his wife, Kelly, with Sunny and Polly

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Ryan Reaves and Rocko, an adoptable dog from Gateway Pet Guardians

(Source: @A4A_org)

TJ Oshie and his daughter, Lyla, with their dog

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Vladimir Sobotka and his friend with a bunny

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Kelly and David Backes with the two Sochi strays they brought back to the United States

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Vladimir Tarasenko and a dolphin

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Patrik Berglund with a puppy

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Ryan Miller reunited with his dog, Puck

(Source: @PuckMiller3039)

Ryan Miller with a Sochi stray dog

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USA Hockey players rescue dogs from Sochi

Sochi Minute  |  2:30 mins

David Backes and his wife Kelly have saved and are bringing dogs back to the United States. Melanie Collins gets the story on how they are getting home and what’s next for these animals.

(Source: Yahoo! Sports)

TJ Oshie taking a nap with his dog

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