The Twilight star has rescued a number of dogs with Crary over the years and now they have teamed up with officials at the Best Friends Animal Society to encourage others to adopt pets from shelters instead of buying them from breeders.

They have posed with their furry friends for the non-profit organisation's 'I Saved My Best Friend' campaign, following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Amanda Seyfried, Maggie Q, Emmy Rossum, Elisabeth Rohm, Danny Trejo and Denise Richards, among others, in lending their support to the Best Friends group's ongoing efforts to prevent the killing of shelter animals.

A joint statement released by Lefevre and Crary reads: "No single decision has impacted our lives as positively as the choice to adopt our dogs from a shelter. Rescuing an animal is one of the most rewarding things you can ever do, and we are repaid daily in unconditional love. We cannot imagine a greater bond than one built on mutual gratitude. We gave our dogs a forever home and in return they have given us a friendship we will cherish forever."