It looks like four former street dogs, rescued from the slums and abandoned lots around São Paulo, Brazil, have found their dream job after taking on the role of ‘ball dogs’ for a tennis match at last week’s Brazil Open.
Frida, Costela, Mel, and Isabelle were specially trained in the hope that the stunt would show how old, untrained dogs can be taught new tricks, all while bringing joy to those around them. While proving more than capable of fetching the tennis balls, the excited pups weren’t quite as good at returning them to the players, understandably preferring to keep them instead. They are dogs, after all.
This is probably the best job a dog could get, but maybe they’re not the best candidates for this kind of work. They are adorably terrible at returning those balls.