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by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
Dogs Have Fun Too
Howl-o-ween Port Melbourne Dog costumes competition

There are lots of dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes that live and come to Port Melbourne. And on the 28th October, they will all be there to howl (well not too loudly) for Howl-o-ween.

Last year, 300 pooches and their owners descended, in costume, to Port Melbourne Bay Street for Port's HOWL-O- Ween, embarking on the biggest Doggy Trick or Treat ever seen.

So if you have a dog, register him or her, find, buy or make a costume and come down on the 28th ready to Bay Street, Port Melbourne, to party and be part of this howling, fun event. If you would like to register for your particular dog club then just get 10 dogs together and qualify for a Club Registration.

On the day, you can dress your dog in a costume for a chance to enter into competitions and win prizes. There will be doggy bags and market stalls, all with goodies, especially for your canine friend. Your kids will have fun too with a special children's trick or treat trail.
Here is the program for the day:

Sunday 28 OCT
09:00AM - 10:00: Registration
10:00AM - 11AM: Doggie Parade
11AM - 1PM: Competitions, Entertainment, Prizes
11:00AM - 3PM: Children's Trick or Treat

The Charity Partner for HOWL-O-Ween this year is Guide Dogs Victoria. 100% of the registration fee will be donated 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 is based 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 raised helps. So come and support this very worthy organisation and let your dog have some Halloween fun.

For inquiries, please contact

Van Le-Hugh
0401 557 809
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Why? For howling Halloween dog, children and adult fun
When: 09:00AM - 10:00: Registration 10:00AM - 11AM: Doggie Parade 11AM - 1PM: Competitions, Entertainment, Prizes 11:00AM - 3PM: Children’s Trick or Treat
Phone: 0401 557 809
Where: Rouse and Bay Street Port Melbourne
Cost: Dog Parade Registration $15 (all goes to Guide Dogs Victoria), spectators free entry
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