Jetpets is proud to be the official pet partner of AFL Players
They say behind every great athlete is a great life partner but don’t forget the role the family pet plays in escaping the day-to-day grind.
You would seldom find an AFL player without a dog, cat or other domesticated critter they enjoy taking care of in their spare time.
These pets are important to the lives of many players and AFLPlayers.com.au, so we are bringing to life the ‘Pet Pals series’ to showcase the pets’ personalities and their importance to Australian footballers.
Be sure to watch our current Pet Pals episodes featuring cat lover Ben Brown, Kaitlyn Ashmore’s surprise reunion with pup Billie, and Tom Rockliff with his fur-kids.
North Melbourne’s Ben Brown features in our latest Pet Pals series, with his two cats, Ron and Luna. Ben believes cats are not fully understood. “A lot of people think cats are aloof and standoffish, but they are actually interesting with their own unique personalities,” Ben told AFLPlayers.com.au. Be sure to watch to see what these two loved family members get up to, including Ron snuggling in for Netflix and Luna’s goal-keeping talents.
Watch our other episodes below, and stay tuned for further instalments in our Pet Pals series.
Spending months at a time away from your family can be a challenging part of being a professional sportsperson.
So when we heard that Kaitlyn Ashmore of the Brisbane Lions was missing her dog “Billie” while she was in Brisbane for the 2018 season we thought it would make for a great surprise to fly Billie up to see her.
The above video illustrates perfectly the impact that our pets have on our lives and how much joy and enrichment they can bring.
Port Adelaide recruit Tom Rockliff kicks off the series, with his two dachshunds, Killa and Peppa, happy to be in the limelight. Rockliff said the dogs are more than just pets to his small family.
“I treat them like kids but with Jack now, he’s lucky that he has two dogs already and they’re going to love him just as much as we love them,” Rockliff told AFLPlayers.com.au.
“They bring so much joy, even when they’re naughty and have a little bark but they are part of the family that’s for sure.”