A woman living in Huntsville, Alabama has been fostering rescue dogs and find them their forever homes.
Sara Alavi thought of a better way so that her rescue dogs can be adopted. Just in time for the Halloween, Alavi created an Instagram page @dearpups where she dressed the dogs with costumes.
“I created the page to share some fun images of my own rescue dogs and some of my fosters in hopes that they might get adopted,”she told Alabama Life in an interview.
She would often let her dog Nelly wear the costumes, which includes Ruff Bader Ginsburg, Eve, Carol Baskin, and even the famed dress from Carol Burnett’s parody of “Gone with the Wind.”
“I have always sewn and created Halloween costumes for my dogs throughout the years. The costumes are usually something current to do with pop culture and I look for inspiration all year,” Alavi said. “Three years ago, my best friend challenged me to do a costume for each day of the month of October. I figured if there is ever a year to do it, this would be the year. I figured people could use a smile (or laugh). And, thankfully, I have an incredibly tolerant dog who humors me. Being cold-natured, she can usually be found wearing clothing anyways and, in fact, gets upset when she has to change for laundry day.”
Alavi adopted Nelly after she found it hard to let her go to another family.
“She quickly stole my heart and became my first, and only, foster fail… so far. Since then, she has shown the ropes to the hundreds of foster dogs and cats who have been with us before finding their forever homes,” Alavi added. “She particularly loves ‘bossing’ the puppy fosters around and keeping them in line and I attribute the fact that she still acts so young and puppy-like herself to that.”
She hopes the page will bring more people to foster and adopt the animals at the shelters.