In honor of Animal Shelter Night
, which the Ducks in conjunction with OC Animal Care during Sunday’s game with Detroit, we asked the Ducks wives and girlfriends to send in photos of their guys with their pets.
Side note: My favorite part of gathering this information was when I talked to Francois Beauchemin about his big dog, Buster. I mentioned to him that Bobby Ryan had two cats. “Two cats??” he said with a laugh. “How aggressive.”
Here's a rundown:Ryan Getzlaf
She was adopted in Newport Beach four years ago, and Ryan and his wife Paige like to take her to a dog beach in Huntington. Corey Perry
The dog is originally from Ontario, Canada and belonged to Corey’s girlfriend Blakeny, but Corey “adopted him” two years ago. Francois Beauchemin
Beauchemin and his family got Buster in February 2010 in Toronto, "a couple weeks before I got traded back here, actually. My agreement with my wife was that I was supposed to take care of him. I ended up leaving a week after, so my wife had to take care of the puppy and the two kids! I flew him out here before my family,and The Marchants took care of him too."Matt BeleskeyDog’s name
Karl will be 2 years old next month. Beleskey adopted him from Fashion Island in Newport Beach, “so he’s a California kid.” Bryan Allen
Tank is going to be 10 years old this year and was adopted in Kingston, Ontario. He was brought from Florida (where Allen played previously) to Orange County via a service that drives pets to new homes. Allen’s wife Lexie says that Bryan likes to “share his food with him.”Bobby Ryan
Prince and Pelle.
Prince and Pelle are 3-year-old brothers that were adopted in Newport Beach as a Valentine’s Day gift in 2010. Click here
for some compelling video of Bobby and his cats. Nick Bonino
Nick has had Kali for just a month, adopted from Russo’s in Fashion Island.Brad Staubitz
Mabel is just over a year and a half and was adopted in Staubitz’s hometown of Sarnia, Southern Ontario, “so she’s a little Canadian pup. We had to drive her down here when I signed here because she was only six months old."