All dogs go to heaven, or in this case, go home with members of the U.S. Olympic Team.

First it was freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy winning hearts by announcing he was adopting a litter of puppies from the Russian city.

Kenworthy's actions were spurred on by reports that officials in Sochi were planning on killing the many strays in the area.

The skier's example seems to have inspired others on the U.S. Olympic team too. Goalie Ryan Miller has taken a shine to these puppies found near his dorm.

And when teammate David Backes isn't going after Canadian hockey players, he also seems to love nothing more than cuddling with puppies. In fact, Backes helped start the charity Athletes for Animals last year, which advocates responsible pet ownership and adoption.

Our absolute favourite dog adoption story of the Games, however, must be from U.S. Olympics press officer Amanda Bird, who fell in love with some of the dogs of Sochi because she missed her Australian Shepherd puppy, Sammy. Bird said she and a co-worker are talking to a Russian shelter to find a dog to take home with her to Tennessee.

“I’d like to take an older dog because those are the dogs that usually aren’t adopted. Everyone up here will adopt a puppy," she told USA Today.

If you're interested in adopting a stray dog from Sochi, the Dodo has a great roundup of resources.

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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Dogs are seen fighting outside the Gorki Media Centre on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stray dogs roam the grounds of the Olympic Park on Day 4 of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stray dogs roam the grounds of the Olympic Park on Day 4 of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: A dog walks in the Olympic Park on Day 1 of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin presents his dog 'Yume' to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, on February 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / POOL / Mikhail Klimentiev (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTIEV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Stray dogs are pictured infront of an Olympic transport bus ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Russkiy Dom media village on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • A dog basks in the sun as athletes take part in an unofficial cross-country training session at the Laura Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon Centre in Rosa Khutor, near Sochi, on February 5, 2014. The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 officially opens on February 7th. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: A volunteer feeds some stray dogs ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: A dog sits outside a vehicle security checkpoint ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near the Olympic Park on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: A dog walks through Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: A stray dog lies on the ground while a bus is passing by at Mountain Cluster on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

  • A Russian security forces K-9 officer patrols with his dog near the finish area of the Alpine ski course ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: A stray dog walks through Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 04: A stray dog wanders ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 04: A stray dog loiters around the ski lift line at the base of the alpine ski venue on the Rosa Khutor ski mountain ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

  • A stray dog walks past the Olympic Rings in Olympic Park, three days before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

  • Stray dogs sit outside the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park course, a venue for the snowboarding and freestyle competitions of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

  • Stray dogs sit outside the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park course, a venue for the snowboarding and freestyle competitions of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 3 2014. A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: A stray dog walks through Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: Stray dogs take a rest by the Gorky Gorod 960 hotel prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Mountain Cluster on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 02: Stray dogs are seen in the games precinct prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Coastal Olympic Village on February 2, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 02: A stray dog is seen in the games precinct prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Coastal Olympic Village on February 2, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31: A stray dog walks in the Rosa Khutor Mountain Cluster village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on January 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • A stray dog looks through a hole in a fence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, April 18, 2013. Russia's Olympic host city of Sochi ran today into controversy after the city authorities announced a plan to exterminate more than 2,000 stray cats and dogs ahead of the Games next year. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)