Hounds of Halloween registration open

Saturday, October 22 | Trick-or-treating 11:00 AM-3:00 PM | Yappy Hour 3:00-6:00 PM

Advanced registration closed; sign-up day off at Olde English Pub or Olde English Downtown Dog Park

Happy Howl-o-ween! On Saturday, October 22, 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. Proceeds will benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. And be sure to stick around once trick-or-treating is over for Yappy Hour, taking place 3:00-6:00 PM.  

 

Registration is per pet and $10 in advance through Eventbrite or $15 cash, credit, or Venmo at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Advance ticket sales end at 12:00 PM on October 21. Your registration will get you a guide to all the stops and an exclusive Hounds of Halloween trick-or-treating tote bag (limited to the first 300 pets registered). Additional Downtown BID giveaways will be available at the Olde English Downtown Dog Park on a first-come first-served basis. 

 

Start your trick-or-treat adventure at either of these pet-friendly locations:

Photographers will be on-hand at both locations to take your costumed canine's photo for the contest throughout the day.

 

Participating businesses:

Hounds of Halloween Trick-or-Treating | 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • Albany Symphony Orchestra (19 Clinton Avenue)
  • Banh Mi 47 (74 N Pearl Street)
  • B. Lodge & Co. (75 N Pearl Street)
  • Broadway Plaza Liquor (420 Broadway)
  • Bull & Bee Meadery (140 Hamilton Street)
  • Cider Belly Doughnuts (25 N Pearl Street)
  • Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe (10 Sheridan Avenue)
  • Discover Albany (25 Quackenbush Square)
  • Downtown Nutrition Albany (27 N Pearl Street)
  • The Enchanted Florist & Gifts of Albany (54 Columbia Street)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites (74 State Street)
  • Fort Orange General Store (412 Broadway)
  • Glabella Beauty Spa (402 Broadway)
  • Loch & Quay (414 Broadway)
  • Modern Body Art (54 N Pearl Street)
  • The Olde English Pub & Pantry (683 Broadway)
  • Parish Public House (388 Broadway)
  • Patsy's Barber Shop (3 Howard Street)
  • River Garden Studio (39 Columbia Street)
  • The Skinny Pancake (1 Steuben Street)
  • Stacks Espresso Bar (488 Broadway)
  • The Vandy Thrift Shoppe (412 Broadway)
  • Wizard Burger (74 N Pearl Street)

 

Yappy Hour | 3:00-6:00 PM

  • Bull & Bee Meadery (140 Hamilton Street)
  • Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe (10 Sheridan Avenue)
  • The Excelsior Pub (54 Philip Street)
  • Loch & Quay (414 Broadway)
  • McGeary's Irish Pub (4 Clinton Square)
  • The Olde English Pub & Pantry (683 Broadway)
  • Parish Public House (388 Broadway)
  • The Skinny Pancake (1 Steuben Street)
  • Wizard Burger (74 N Pearl Street)

 

Free parking in on-street spaces; $5 parking available in ParkAlbany garages until 5:00 PM. Visit parkalbany.com for more information.