Hounds of Halloween Dog Trick-or-Treating Event Returns Saturday, October 20

Hounds of Halloween Dog Trick-or-Treating Event Returns Saturday, October 20


Dress up your pup for entry into a costumed-canine contest and stop by local businesses for unique Halloween dog treats

Happy Howl-o-ween! On Saturday, October 20, beastly beagles, creepy collies, ghoulish golden retrievers, and spooky schnauzers will return to roam the streets of downtown Albany for the BID's second annual puppy trick-or-treating event: Hounds of Halloween! 

Dress up your doggo for the Costumed Canine Contest and stop by local businesses to pick up unique Halloween treats for pups and people. Trick-or-treating will start and end at The Olde English Pub (683 Broadway), which is home to one of the neighborhood's most dog-friendly patios. A $5.00 suggested donation to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society will get you your handmade Hounds of Halloween trick-or-treating bag and a guide to all the stops! 

Tickets | $5.00 (suggested donation) | Register online

Participating businesses include:

  • Albany Distilling Company,
  • Albany Pump Station,
  • Ama cocina,
  • Angela's Bridal,
  • Bombshell Hair And Beauty Studio,
  • Broadway Plaza Liquor,
  • Capital Repertory Theatre,
  • Cider Belly Doughnuts,
  • CoLab,
  • Discover Albany Visitors Center,
  • The Enchanted Florist of Albany, 
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites,
  • Fort Orange General Store, 
  • The French Press Cafe & Creperie,
  • The Olde English Pub & Pantry 
  • Optique Boutique Albany, 
  • Pearl Street Pub, 
  • Stacks Espresso Bar
  • Steuben Street Market, and more to be announced soon! 

The recently opened Olde English Downtown Dog Park (located inside Wallenburg Park at the intersection of Broadway, Clinton and N. Pearl Street) will be open throughout the day, with special giveaways available from the Downtown Albany BID and plenty of room for Rover to run in between trick-or-treat stops.

FREE PARKING is available at the Quackenbush Garage (25 Quackenbush Square)!

Rover Rules:

  1. Please keep your pups on the sidewalk. Most businesses do not allow dogs inside due to health codes and safety precautions. 
  2. Please keep your dog leashed at all times. 
  3. Please clean up after your pet. Baggies are available at the Downtown BID table and the Olde English Downtown Dog Park. 
  4. Owners are responsible for the behavior of their pets.
  5. Giveaways are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The winner of the Costumed Canine Contest will be determined by public voting via Facebook and announced on October 31. Winner will be contacted via email and/or Facebook Messenger.