Meet The Dogs Of Team USA’s Winter Olympians
Fun Fur Fact: All these pups have Instagram accounts!
The Winter Olympics have started and Team USA is working hard to bring home the gold. Beyond their love of competition and winter sports, we also noticed that many of these athletes really love their dogs! Check out some of the dogs of Team USA, including Lindsey Vonn & Chloe Kim’s fur friends.
Lindsey Vonn & Lucy, Leo, & Bear
Alpine ski racer, Lindsey Vonn, has an impressive fur crew with her three rescue pups: Leo, Lucy, & Bear. These dogs have earned their own Instafame with their Instagram account, @vonndogs. There you can see pics of these pups livin’ the good life and see behind-the-scenes pics of Lucy’s long trip to the Winter Olympics with her mom.
Gus Kenworthy & The Sochi Pups
Freestyle skier, Gus Kenworthy, isn’t just competing for the gold but has a heart of gold too. After winning a silver medal in the 2014 Olympics, Kenworthy rescued a number of stray puppies from Sochi. Now he plans to do the same in Pyeonchang! You can check out the adventures of the pups rescued from Sochi on their Instagram: @thesochipups.
Chloe Kim & Reese
Gold medal winner of the women’s halfpipe, Chloe Kim, is the dog mom of an adorable Mini Aussie named Reese. Reese loves the snow as much as his mama. You can check out their fun times on Chloe’s Instagram, @chloekimsnow, or Reese’s own account, @reesetheminiaussie.
Shaun White & Leroy
Snowboarder and gold medalist, Shaun White, may crush it in the halfpipe, but his biggest crush is on his pup, Leroy. Leroy, who travels in a Louis Vuitton carrier bag, has his own bobblehead, and his own IG account (@leroythegoodboy) is almost as famous as his dad.
Kelly Clark & Iris the Golden
Another snowboarder, Kelly Clark, has been competing in the Winter Olympics since 2002. Her furry friend and best cheerleader, a Golden Retriever named Iris, is also Clark’s hiking, camping, and swimming buddy. Check out their adventures on Iris’s account: @iris_thegolden.
Matt Antoine & Dixie
Skeleton racer, Matt Antoine, and his golden, Dixie, are such good buds that they share an Instagram account: @mattanddixie. While Matt shoots for a medal at this year’s Winter Olympics, Dixie has already won the gold for cuteness.