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Djokovic helps re-home rescue dog

Monday July 8th 2013

A rescue dog has captured the heart of champion tennis player Novak Djokovic, who has spent his downtime at Wimbledon trying to find it a new home.

The world number one and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic helped a campaign to re-home the goldendoodle - a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle.

Djokovic's own toy poodle Pierre has become the Serbian's team mascot.

The player tweeted to his two million followers: "My friends from Dogs Trust came to see me and brought along play-date for Pierreā€¦So I committed to help them find her new family... Let's find her home! Everyone deserves to have a family!"

He added the dog was a "beautiful 1-year-old Goldendoodle who was just recently left by her owners".

He named the white dog Bella, a reference to the Serbian word "bela" meaning "white".

After the plea, the charity was able to place the pup with new owners in Faversham, Kent.

Copyright Press Association 2013

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