Rescued Dogs Happily Retrieve Balls During Tennis Tournament

Four former stray dogs, who were rescued from slums around Sao Paulo, Brazil, were trained to be “ball dogs” for an exhibition match during last week’s Brazil Open tennis tournament.

“We want to show that abandoned dogs can be adopted and trained,” said Andrea Beckert, a trainer from the Association of Animal Wellbeing. “After all, it’s not easy to get a dog to only pick up the lost balls, and then to give them up!” (read more)