Dog-Lover Alcaraz Visits With Humane Society Dogs Up For Adoption
Carlos Alcaraz was excited to participate in Miami Open Unites again this year to support the local community, but was unable to make it because he won the BNP Paribas Open Sunday evening. That did not stop the World No. 1, though.
The 19-year-old on Saturday afternoon met with two dogs from the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Brisket and Isabella, to help improve their chances of adoption and a better life.
“I have a little dog at home, so I love to spend time with her, she’s a girl,” Alcaraz said. “I love the company of dogs. I love animals. When I was a little kid, I had a big dog as well, so I love them.”
Brisket is a terrier mix and Isabella is a German Shepherd. They posed for photos on the grass field next to Stadium Court inside Hard Rock Stadium.
Alcaraz greatly enjoyed relaxing with the pair before playing his third-round match at the Miami Open presented by Itau on Sunday against Dusan Lajovic. Last year, the teen visited the Miami Rescue Mission with Pablo Carreno Busta, Paula Badosa and Ons Jabeur to feed those in need of meals.
“It was pretty amazing,” Alcaraz said during last year’s edition of Miami Open Unites. “I’m so happy to be able to help.”