An ambassador for RSCPA WA, de Boer was at the annual Million Paws Walk at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth and was keeping a close eye on his lively border collie, Lily.
He joined teammates, David Mundy, Lee Spurr, Paul Duffield and Max Duffy and their dogs for the 2km walk.
Mundy has two cocker spaniels, Zoe and The Colonel, and Spurr a blue staffy, Baloo.
Duffield has two black rottweiler crosses, Bear and Harley, while Duffy has Billie, a King Charles cavalier and Chloe, a maltese shitzu.
“It’s a great morning, we have to do a recovery walk anyway so we thought why not come down for the walk,” de Boer said.
“All money raised from the walk registrations goes straight to the RSPCA and fighting animal cruelty.”
More than 10,000 dogs and their owners participated in the walk, which is the RSCPA WA’s largest fundraising event.
After the players and their pets completed the walk they had the opportunity to meet Freo fans and their four-legged friends.
“There were plenty of Freo fans down here this morning, it’s good to see them supporting a great cause,” de Boer said.