It was a case of puppy love for Ali Fedotowsky and Katherine Heigl.
Fedotowsky, 29, teamed up with the "27 Dresses" actress and her mother, Nancy, on Saturday to find a home for a puppy that she brought back from the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
The E! News host and Olympic correspondent got swept up by one of the adorable Sochi strays and toted the precious cargo back to the United States, where the pooch could be adopted.
Fedotowsky named her canine companion, Adler, after one of the towns near Sochi, and chronicled their Olympiad-sized journey home in a series of Instagram and Twitter posts.
After finding the pup at the PovoDog shelter she snapped a picture and explained her intentions. "Got this little gal at a Sochi shelter. On my way to the vet to get her a health certificate and passport so I can hopefully bring her back to the USA to be adopted. I can't save them all, but I know someone in the states would love to have this little sweetheart!!!"
Later the pair picked up their passports and took a photo before their trek home. She captioned the sweet snap, "We've got our passports and we are coming home to America so this little love bug can be adopted! So grateful I could save just one! #SochiStrays #Adopt."
Upon arriving at LAX, the former "Bachelorette" star was greeted by Heigl, who offered to find a home for the dog through her charity, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation.
Heigl and her mother founded the organization in 2008 to honor Heigl's brother, Jason, 15, who died tragically in a car accident in 1986. Their organization raises awareness about the plight of animals and also helps place pets in loving homes.
The 35-year-old actress explained to People that adopting dogs from a foreign country was a first for their organization and definitely raised some red flags.
"We haven't done this before. We haven't done a rescue from another country," Heigl said. "I'm nervous for the dogs. It's an awfully long flight. I'm hoping it's the beginning of the good life to come."
[Related: The Sochi stray dogs who found homes]
It sounds like it will be a good life for the pup. Fedotowsky revealed that she's already received numerous tweets from fans that want to adopt Adler.
The bubbly host is just one of many U.S. celebs and athletes to bring home a Sochi stray.
American freeskier Gus Kenworthy kicked off the adoption craze after he won a silver medal and scooped up several furry friends in need of a home. He chronicled his Sochi adoption process on Twitter and prompted fellow Olympians, Team USA ice hockey player David Backes, and U.S. Snowboard cross Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis, to bring home puppies too.
Kenworthy told the "Today" show's Natalie Morales that he's hoping to find homes for 1,000 of the Sochi strays, which were displaced when their owners had to vacate their apartments in order to make room for Olympic buildings and sites. Many of the pet owners never reclaimed their dogs, leaving them to wander the streets of Sochi.
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