Advert

Brazilian Open Use Shelter Dogs As Ballboys And It's The Best Thing Ever

Published 
| Last updated 

Brazilian Open Use Shelter Dogs As Ballboys And It's The Best Thing Ever

For the second year running, six shelter dogs have replaced actual ballboys and girls at the Brazilian Open in Sao Paulo.

The dogs - named Cindy, Nanda, Pretinha, Mia, Arlete and Ovelha - even wear sweatbands on their wrists and scarves around their neck to complete the ultimate tennis look.

Yes, their retrieving ability can be a little wayward at times, as you see in the below footage uploaded by CNN, but this might just be the greatest thing, ever.

GET ME ON A FLIGHT TO BRAZIL RIGHT NOW!

Advert


Madalena Spinazzola, from pet-food maker Premier Pet, explained the reason behind their involvement and it might just make you shed a little tear:

"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," she told CNN.

Here are all six dogs that featured in the Brazilian Open. I think I'll take Ovelha, cheers. But just look at Mia. And Cindy. What are we on about, they're all adorable.

Image: Brazilian Open
Image: Brazilian Open
Advert

Premier Pet has supported the cause of adoption and subsidises the feeding of thousands of dogs and cats.

"By taking the DogDolls to the courts, we again want to show the public that dogs waiting for a home only need high-quality affection, care and nutrition," Madalena explained.

"No matter their origin or age, when they are loved and fed properly they can be wonderful companions, play, learn new things and do great things."

Loading…

Advert

It didn't take them long to steal the show:


Advert

This might just be the best initiative, ever.

Featured Image Credit: CNN

Topics: Entertainment, Animals, Dogs

Jack Kenmare
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Stephen Graham Almost Quit Acting Following ‘Combo’ Role In This Is England

21 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Entertainment

Stephen Hawking's Family Describe First Time They Heard His New Synthetised Voice

3 days ago