Sunday 28th October
2018 is the year of the dog, and Port Melbourne is the home of the dog and dog lover alike!
Last year over 300+ pooches and their owners descended, in costume, on Rouse St Port Melbourne for Port’s HOWL-O-Ween, embarking on the biggest Doggy Trick or Treat ever seen.
But HOWL-O-Ween wouldn’t be complete without the kids, so this year’s event will also include a very special FREE trick-or-treat trail! Designed just for the kids, the trail will start at the haunted jumping castle in Rouse Street and take in some of your favourite Bay Street retailers through to Liardet Street! Starting around 12noon and finishing at 4pm, it’s a perfect afternoon out for the whole family!
So, register your pooch, find your costumes and be ready to make history on Bay St on October 28th! Money from the Doggie trick-or-treat parade will be donated to our charity partner, and you will be able to explore a market full of stalls catered to pooches. Prizes, competitions and doggy bags will also be available on the day. We are proud to announce that his year out Charity Partner for HOWL-O-Ween is Guide Dogs Victoria. Your entry fee will be donated directly to the Guide Dogs to help aid their valuable work.
Guide dogs, (also known as service animals, assistance animals or colloquially as seeing eye dogs), are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles. Guide Dogs Victoria are based at a centre in Kew, where around 135 puppies are nursed each year. It costs in excess of $30,000 to fully train a Guide Dog, so every dollar
Did you know? Guide Dogs are most commonly Labrador Retrievers. There are a wide variety of types within the Labrador breed – from tall, powerfully built males and solid females, to small, lighter-framed dogs. Labradors are generally highly trainable. They can also readily transfer the affection and loyalty from one person to another without
complication. Additionally, Labradors are renowned for the positive and beloved reputation in the community. Guide Dogs Victoria also use Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever crosses, and purebred Golden Retrievers.