Happy Howl-o-ween! On Saturday, October 23, ghoulish golden retrievers, devilish dachshunds, and terrifying terriers will return to roam the streets of downtown Albany for the BID's annual dog trick-or-treating event: Hounds of Halloween! Dress up your pup for the Costumed Canine Contest and stop by local businesses for unique Halloween treats for pups and people. Each registered dog will have their photo taken for the costume contest, and the winner will be determined by public vote via a Facebook photo album. The top three best-dressed pets and their paw-rents will receive Downtown Albany Gift Cards, special surprises and bragging rights!
Registration is per pet and $5 in advance through Eventbrite or $10 cash or credit at the event, with all proceeds benefiting the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Your registration will get you a wristband for access to specials at participating businesses, a guide to all the stops, and an exclusive Hounds of Halloween trick-or-treating tote bag (limited to the first 300 pets registered).
Start your trick-or-treat adventure at either of these pet-friendly locations:
* The Olde English Pub & Pantry patio (683 Broadway)
* The Olde English Downtown Dog park (119 N Pearl Street)
Photographers will be on-hand at both locations to take your costumed canine's photo for the contest throughout the day.
Participating businesses will be announced soon.
Free parking on-street and in ParkAlbany garages. Visit parkalbany.com for more information.
For more information, visit downtownalbany.org/houndsofhalloween
Please do not attend the event if you have tested positive or display any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive in the past 14 days. If unvaccinated, please practice social distancing and wear a mask in compliance with current New York State and CDC safety guidelines. COVID-19 is still a risk and attendees acknowledge that they are responsible for their own safety at the event. All attendees must complete and agree to a safety waiver during checkout.