Amanda Bird adopts Sochi stray.
by Maria Mooney
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We knew it was only a matter of time before we heard about the next Sochi stray dog adoption. After Gus Kenworthy, Lindsey Jacobellis, and three U.S. hockey team players showed their puppy love in photos on social media, Amanda Bird, spokesperson for the U.S. bobsled and skeleton team and former bobsledder, is the latest athlete to adopt in Russia.

Bird has picked out her pup at the Povodog shelter, a shelter set up by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska to take in stray dogs, and is ready to take her new fur-baby back to the United States as soon as possible. Povodog posted a photo of the former Olympian and her beautiful pooch on its Facebook page. Bird is holding the black and brown baby, coddling this former stray tight in her arms.

Despite all of the unwanted stray dogs in Sochi, the adoption process proves to be a difficult one. Bird said, “It’s just getting the pup home that’s complicated. I’m on a chartered flight that will not allow the dog. But if I get the dog to Munich, I should be fine.” We hope all of these athletes and their new puppies make it home to the U.S. quickly and safely.

Photo Credit: Povodog Facebook

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Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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