Girls swooned when Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy saved several stray puppies off the streets of Sochi and adopted two of them, which he named Rosa and Gorki. Everyone was like “I’m totally gona’ marry this guy” and others changed their screensavers to that viral picture of Kenworthy making a puppy dog face while holding a puppy. Ugh, it’s too much to handle. Yet with incredibly good looks aside, it seems like Kenworthy’s actions have spread, with other Olympians and celebrities taking on this great cause. Recently, Ali Fedotowsky of The Bachelorette, assisted 27 Dresses' Katherine Heigl adopting dogs of her own, with Heigl naming her new pups Sochi and Adler.
I know what you’re thinking… and it’s either, “Aw, that’s so nice,” “Who knew she was friends with someone from The Bachelorette,” and “Not Katherine Heigl again.” Personally, I’ve always adored Heigl because I’m a sucker for unrealistic romcoms, but we all know that the actress hasn’t exactly received the fans’ approval with her crowdfunding stunt for her film, Jenny’s Wedding, in which she will be playing the role of a lesbian.
Many people seem to give Heigl a lot of crap, but don’t give her enough credit for the positive things that she does. In fact, many critics probably don’t realize that she is actually the co-founder of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which was created to honor her older brother Jason who died in a car accident when he was 15 years old. The foundation, which commemorates Jason for his love of animals, has programs set up to help rescue and find families for animals that are homeless and/or have experienced abuse or neglect.
So, it’s no wonder that after the news of the abundance of stray dogs in Sochi got around, Heigl was on board to adopt a few of her own. Heigl and her mother, Nancy, waited for Fedotowsky to arrive at LAX to meet the puppies, which they immediately brought to the vet for their medical check ups and to go through a two to four week quarantine process, according to People. After the puppies leave the vet, they’ll join Heigl’s seven other dogs. Talk about one big, happy family. So despite popular belief, Heigl actually can be quite a saint.