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Rescue Dogs Will Replace Ball Boys at Brazil Open

Who’s better at chasing tennis balls than dogs? No one! Brazil Open organisers know this very well and they’ll be replacing the usual “ball boys” with their canine versions for a second year in a row.

The dogs won’t be there for spectaculars’ entertainment, but they’ll have the serious task to run and collect the balls used by the professional tennis players. This is not only fun, but amazing way to raise awareness for rescue dogs and what wonderful animals they’re. All dogs that will participate in the tournament will be up for adoption.


“No matter their origin or age, when they are loved and fed properly [rescued dogs] can be wonderful companions. [They can] play, learn new things and accomplish great deeds, ” organiser Madalena Spinazzola said in a release. “They are dogs that have had difficulties in life, yes. But what we want to show is not the stories suffered in the past, rather to prove that, regardless of what they’ve experienced, they can be great companions today and in the future!”