David Backes and his wife, Kelly, with a rhino in the background at Masai Mara in Kenya

(Source: @dbackes42)

David Backes and his dogs

(Source: @ProjBlueCollar)

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

(Source: @A4A_org)

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

(Source: @A4A_org)

TJ Oshie and his daughter, Lyla, with their dog

(Source: @OSH74)

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

(Source: @meganekeffer)

Vladimir Tarasenko and a dolphin

(Source: @tara9191)

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

(Source: @RyanMiller3039)