Brazil Open uses ‘shelter dogs’ as ball boys & we hope this becomes a permanent affair
For all of you who watch tennis, the Brazilian Open 2018 is by far the best tournament ever. Now, all of you must be wondering why am I saying this when there have been so many iconic tournaments in the past! It’s because of the cute ballboys and ballgirls in the Brazilian Open 2018, that we are finding it hard to concentrate on the matches.
If you are thinking that they have gathered some of the prettiest girls and boys, you are wrong. Their ballgirls and ballboys are even cuter as they are shelter dogs!
Wearing sweatbands on their paws and scarves around their neck, these adorable animals run to the court every time there is an opportunity to fetch the ball and pick it with their mouth.
It’s really fun watching them fetch the ball and sometimes they refuse to give it back which makes the officials run after them. Now, this is adorable.
Having a history of abandonment, these dogs crave for a forever home and the Brazilian Tennis Open officials, along with NGO Premier Pet, have been trying to find them one for past three years.
Speaking to CNN- Madalena Spinazzola- from Premier Pet, said:
“They are dogs that have had a difficult trajectory, yes, but what we want to point out is not the history suffered from the past, but to prove that no matter what they have gone through, they can be great companions today and in the future.”
You can watch the video here:
In the year 2016, all the four dogs brought as ballboys were adopted. And one of them was even named Serena after tennis legend Serena Williams. Hands up if you feel this should be the norm at every tournament!