By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane

THE dapper dogs in clothes are back with a second series - and they’re feeling festive

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Videographer / director: Tammy Swarek
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote
Editor: Dan Cousins

This pup's wardrobe was provided by internationally acclaimed Pet Couturier, Anthony Rubio

Earlier this year we were introduced to UCAPS' well dressed canines available for adoption.

This shoot had a festive theme dedicated to Christmas

Photographer Tammy Swarek came up with the idea of dressing up rescue dogs to draw attention to their stories and help potential owners personally connect with them.

Tiemart, Inc provided bowties for the photoshoot

Tammy, from Arkansas, drew her inspiration from Facebook after spotting another portrait project for sheltered animals. So she contacted her local dog shelter, the Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS) and has worked closely with shelter manager Tanja Jackson ever since.

This lab's wardrobe was generously provided by Joan Kelly

Since the preened pooches went viral, the local council have even got involved to support the cause.

This puppy, Josie, has just found her forever home

Tammy said: “Now we get a weekly column in the newspaper that highlights one of the animals that’s up for adoption. That’s worked out really well because a lot of people still don’t look online and need to see it in print.

Puppy in plaid: another design by Anthony Rubio

"It’s definitely helped up up adoption rates and awareness”

Union County Animal Protection Society can arrange adoption worldwide

Top designers donated their creations for this new seasonal shoot, including Anthony Rubio, Joan Kelly and Tiemart.

Rascal is a pit bull cross and approximately nine months old

From a doe-eyed dog donning a Christmas hat, to a Jack Russell in a shirt and tie and a labrador dressed in a novelty shirt and sequinned top hat.

Loki is still waiting to meet his fur-ever family

Tammy said: "A goal we have is to get all the dogs photographed by Christmas and in homes."

To make a donation to UCAPS for their amazing work or to give an animal their forever home, visit: http://www.ocddesigns1.net/ucaps/