Say “privyet” (pree-vyet)—that’s “hi” in Russian—to Belka , a canine immigrant from Sochi. This 3-year-old mixed breed arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League on March 27, one of 10 dogs rescued from life on the streets of Russia’s Olympic city through an effort spearheaded by Humane Society International. Belka is a beautiful girl,with the coat of an English setter and the tall, lean build of a Saluki. And despite her time as a stray and the recent upheaval of international travel, she’s got a relaxed, friendly personality that’s already winning her friends among WARL staff and volunteers. But while she appreciates the attention, she’d really rather have a home of her own. Could that be yours?

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