Voting open for Hounds of Halloween | Downtown Albany

Voting open for Hounds of Halloween

Voting open for Hounds of Halloween


Voting is open for Hounds of Halloween online photo contest! Cast your vote by reacting to photos in our Facebook album to help name this year's Top Dogs. The puppers with the most reactions will win their pet parents some great prizes: 1st place receives $125 in gift certificates to Downtown businesses plus Mohawk Hudson Humane Society merchandise, 2nd place receives $75 in gift certificates to Downtown businesses plus Mohawk Hudson Humane Society merchandise, and 3rd place receives $50 in gift certificates to Downtown businesses plus Mohawk Hudson Humane Society merchandise. Voting is open until 5:00 PM on October 29. 

With the safety of people and pups in mind, downtown Albany's fourth annual Hounds of Halloween event will haunt the virtual realm this October. An online Costumed Canine Photo Contest will open to the public on Thursday, October 1. To enter the contest, submit a photo of your canine companion in his or her spookiest Halloween garb by 5:00 PM on October 22.

One photo per pup permitted. As part of the event's annual fundraising efforts for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, the Downtown Albany BID will make a donation of $1 per photo or $5 per photo taken during the submission period in a downtown Albany location, such as a pet-friendly business or the Olde English Downtown Dog Park. The BID will make a maximum donation of $1,250 to the Humane Society as part of the program. Participants are also encouraged to make a donation and may do so by visiting the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society website.

The Costumed Canine Photo Contest winner will be determined by public vote between October 22 and 29. All submitted photos will be collected in a photo album on the BID's Facebook page, and winners will be chosen based on total reactions. Voting will close at 5:00 PM on October 29, and winners will be announced on Halloween. The top three pups and their people will receive gift certificates to Downtown businesses and Mohawk Hudson Humane Society merchandise.