The last few versions of Adobe InDesign contain the ability to do custom strokes of dashes, lines, and dot styles. This ability can be accessed by going to the Stroke Panel’s pop out menu on the upper right and selecting Stroke Styles.
The dialog box will come up and show you some default styles. For this example, we are going to select New and create our own. At the top you can pick if you want to create a custom dot, line, or dash style. The fun comes when you select dash, and key in the hidden style name such as: Woof, Happy, Feet, or Lights. Note: you have to key in the name in upper and lower case. Then just click add and these will be added to your stroke panel list back in InDesign.
Check out this video to watch a demonstration of how to animate the custom stroke called Lights.