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Two of the Stray Dogs From Sochi Have Found a New Life in Florida

Animal-rescue organizations from Russia and the U.S. picked up two Sochi-born pooches named Austen and Honey in Florida last week. The dogs managed to avoid any harm during the Olympics

Two stray dogs who managed to avoid being culled from Sochi’s streets ahead of this year’s Olympics have found a new home in sunny Florida.

Representatives from two animal-rescue organizations — Russia’s LAPA and Florida’s ARNI Foundation — picked up the pups in Orlando last week. Their names are Austen and Honey, and they’ll be staying at ARNI’s headquarters in Daytona Beach until they find a permanent home, central Florida’s News 13 reports.

They shouldn’t have trouble finding long-term living arrangements, because look at them! Look at how cute they are:

The pooches have already faced quite a journey. First, they took a 20-hour car trip to Moscow before boarding a flight to Orlando. But they’ve been welcomed quite nicely in Florida, and ARNI founder Nikki Linn said plenty of people had expressed interest in adopting them. Sixteen more dogs from Sochi will be arriving at the foundation in the coming weeks expecting love and sunshine and piña coladas, so we hope Florida is ready to deliver.

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