Ball mad homeless hound predicts Wimbledon winner

Poppy hopes Wimbledon fortnight will serve her up an ace home.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 5:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 6:28 pm
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As tennis fans sit back to enjoy Wimbledon, a ball mad homeless hound at Dogs Trust Leeds is hoping she finds her perfect match during the two-week tournament.

And she’s got her own thoughts on who will walk away with this year’s trophy!

Tennis fever might grip the nation for just a couple of weeks every summer, but for eight-month-old Poppy it’s a year-round passion. Now she’s hoping similarly ball mad two-legged friends take a break from watching the ups and downs of the tournament, and visit the centre to make her their number one.

Andy Murray!

Dogs Trust Leeds Rehoming Centre Manager, Amanda Sands, said: “Most of us go a bit tennis crazy when Wimbledon comes around, but Poppy isn’t a fleeting fan! She loves playing with tennis balls and when faced with the challenge of picking this year’s Wimbledon Champion, she was certain it was going to be Andy Murray!”

Crossbreed Poppy has had an unsettled start to life but she’s now hoping she’ll soon have a solid team around her in her new home to help her carry on with her training and give her the daily exercise she needs to become the best she can be.

Amanda said: “She’s a lovely little dog who needs a home with owners who are going to work with her to help her fulfil her true potential. She loves training and being on the go and like all great champions she is getting better and better.

“If she has predicted the winner correctly then hopefully as everyone is celebrating Murray becoming Champion for the second time, we will also be celebrating Poppy getting the best prize of all, a forever home.”

Andy Murray!

Poppy gets on well with other dogs when she is out and about but would be best as the only dog in the home and she would suit a home without children so she doesn’t have to share the spotlight.

If you would like to know more about Poppy, please go to or call the centre on 0300 303 0292.