Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Promotes Dogs Trust’s Press Paws Campaign

BbRyJQzIAAAe5fcIt’s “love” for fans of sports and Spots as one of the world’s top-ranked tennis stars literally lends a hand to raise awareness of Dogs Trust’s #PressPaws campaign.

Six-time Grand Slam champ Novak Djokovic and his fiancee Jelena Ristic have taken to Twitter to post snapshots of themselves ‘pressing paws’ with Pierre, their toy poodle, as a reminder to potential pet parents to pause and ponder the long-term level commitment that a dog requires before making an impulsive decision to bring a barking buddy  home this holiday season.

Djokovic and Ristic, who recently helped to shine a spotlight on adorable adoptables at Dogs Trust’s Canterbury Rehoming Centre, are the latest animal-loving luminaries to show their support for #PressPaws. “Bleeding Love” singer Leona Lewis, Castle stars Seamus and Juliana Dever, and The Voice UK season two finalist Matt Henry are just a few of the famous fans of Fidos who have promoted the campaign.

To take part in the #PressPaws campaign, post a photo on Twitter of yourself and your canine companion ‘pressing paws.’ Include the hashtag #presspaws and @DogsTrust. Your own photo and those of other dog devotees will be displayed on Dogs Trusts’ “press paws Tumblr.

For more information regarding the Press Paws campaign, which commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Dogs Trust slogan “A dog is for life…not just for Christmas”:

Caring for approximately 16,000 canines each year at 18 rehoming facilities, Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the United Kingdom.

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Photo Credit: Twitter/Novak Djokovic

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.