Litter of guide dog hopefuls named after Team USA Olympic winter athletes

The Winter Olympics may be over, but that doesn't mean we have to stop showing our patriotism and support for these incredible American athletes.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, one of the world's leading guide dog schools, is continuing the 2018 Olympic legacy by naming one of their most recent litters after Team USA Gold Medalists.

See the adorable puppies:

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Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Geoff Tischman for Guiding Eyes for the Blind
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The "Olympic Litter" is composed of five adorable Labrador Retriever puppies named:

  • Anderson: Named for Jamie Anderson, whose slopestyle win made her the first female snowboarder to win more than one Olympic gold. Much like Jamie, Anderson comes from a very big family and loves the snow.
  • Jessie: Together with her sister Kikkan, Jessie is part of the puppy pair named for the winners of the women's cross-country skiing gold. She was thrilled to learn that her namesake, Jessie Diggins, was named flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony.
  • Kikkan: The other half of the cross-country ski team duo, Kikkan is named for Kikkan Randall, who helped bring home the United States' first gold in the sport at the PyeongChang games.
  • Kim: Named in honor of Chloe Kim, the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal, puppy Kim is similarly interested in her snacking schedule and is working on building up her social media pawprint to make her namesake proud.
  • Mikaela: Finally, puppy Mikaela is proud to represent renowned alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin in honor of her Olympic gold in women's giant slalom. Much like her human counterpart, puppy Mikaela loves naps.

"Each of these athletes showed their dedication, drive and talent at the 2018 Winter Games, and we hope each of these puppies will grow into guide dogs that will make them proud," said Thomas Panek, President & CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

"Just like Team USA inspired all of us watching at home, our guide dogs inspire us every day by giving people with vision loss greater independence and freedom."

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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: A performer entertains the crowd prior to the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Entertainers perform during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Entertainers perform during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
General view during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fran�is-Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Young entertainers perform during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
The South Korean flag is taken down during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (front R), US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump (back 2ndR) and North Korean General Kim Yong Chol (rear R) attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / WANG Zhao (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: President of South Korea Moon Jae-in salutes Ivanka Trump while his wife Kim Jung-sook (center) looks on at the beginning of the closing ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: South Korean K-Pop singer CL performs during the Beijing segment during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Singer Jang Sa-ik performs the Korean national anthem during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Team Korea and Team Republic of Korea walk in the Parade of Athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Team USA walks in the Parade of Athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Team USA walks in the Parade of Athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Madison Chock and Evan Bates walk with Team USA in the Parade of Athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Fireworks explode near the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by XIN LI/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Arianna Fontana of Italy walks in the Parade of Athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: United States' athletes Bradie Tennell, Madison Chock, Adam Rippon, Gus Kenworthy and Mirai Nagasu have their photo taken by Evan Bates during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: PyeongChang 2018 mascots dance during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Drones light up the sky in the shape of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games mascot, a white tiger named 'Soohorang' during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
Dancers in the shape of a turtle perform during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A turtle is seen during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Silver medalist Krista Parmakoski of Finland, gold medalist Marit Bjorgen of Norway and bronze medalist Stina Nilsson of Sweden poses during the medal ceremony for the Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 30km Mass Start Classic during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(L-R) Finland's silver medallist Krista Parmakoski, Norway's gold medallist Marit Bjoergen and Sweden's bronze medallist Stina Nilsson pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the cross country women's 30km mass start classic during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
IOC President Thomas Bach (C) takes over the Olympic flag from Mayor of Pyeongchang Sim Jae-guk before handing it to Mayor of Beijing Chen Jining (R) during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Florian CHOBLET (Photo credit should read FLORIAN CHOBLET/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Mayor of PyeongChang Sim Jae-guk, President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and Mayor of Beijing Chen Jining participate in the Olympic flag handover ceremony during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach - Pool/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Entertainers perform during the Beijing segment during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Entertainers perform during the Beijing segment during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
(L-R) China's Liu Jiayu, USA's Lindsey Vonn, North Korea's Kim Ju Sik, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, France's Martin Fourcade and other athletes make heart shapes with their fingers during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / WANG Zhao (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and Lee Hee-beom, President & CEO of PyeongChang Organizing Committee stand on the stage with Lindsey Vonn of the United States, Pita Taufatofua of Tonga and Olympic athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: South Korean K-Pop singer CL performs during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Entertainers perform during the Beijing segment during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: The Olympic flame burns during the Beijing segment during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Fireworks light up the night sky outside the closing ceremony as the Olympic flame is put out at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Florian CHOBLET (Photo credit should read FLORIAN CHOBLET/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of fireworks as the Olympic flame is set off at the end of the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fran�is-Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
General view shows Beijing 2022 projected on stage during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. The 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing. / AFP PHOTO / Fran�is-Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
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