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Though once a quaint, small town in New York State, Hudson has become a rapidly evolving cultural hotspot, drawing visitors from near and far. The city of Hudson is a culmination of rich history, scenic beauty, diverse culture, and a plethora of art and antiques. As the city becomes a unique destination, the opportunities for dog-friendly endeavors grow! Whether you are craving an outdoor adventure or delicious treats, there are plenty of options to satisfy you and your furry friend!

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society (CGHS) stands as the largest shelter in the area, encompassing the care and adoption of animals in need not only in Hudson but throughout both Columbia and Greene counties. CGHS is a highly involved animal welfare organization with the ability to house up to 60 dogs and 100 cats. In operation since 1955, CGHS does much more than house and re-home animals in need. The organization has grown to cater to the needs of the community, offering low-cost veterinary care, an animal food bank, housing for strays, assistance with animal cruelty cases, public education on humane animal treatment, and many other resources. CGHS assists more than 4,000 animals every year and strictly adheres to a no-euthanasia policy for all adoptable animals.

Another incredible shelter catering to the dogs and cats of Hudson is AnimalKind. This nonprofit organization was founded in 2000, striving to protect animals from euthanasia, humanely reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs, and provide emergency services and resources for pet owners in need. AnimalKind rescues animals from neglect, cruelty, and abandonment and offers low-cost spay/neuter clinics, microchipping, and an animal food bank. All of their efforts are built around their mission to make the community a healthier and safer place to live.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Hudson

  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 8 AM-Sunset

    #1 Olana State Historic Site

    Enjoy art, history, and the beauty of rolling hills and wide, open spaces? If so, Olana State Historic Site is a must-see in Hudson, NY. The beautifully elaborate castle was the 19th century home of artist Fredric Church. Though dogs can't accompany you on a tour inside of the structure, the breath-taking grounds are extensive and dog-friendly. With over five miles of hiking trails and carriage roads, you and your canine pals will be busy all day. The grounds are open from 8 a.m. to sunset year round. Be sure to pack a lunch and lots of water- there are plenty of opportunities to sit and enjoy the sights throughout the grounds.
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 11 AM-4 PM

    #2 Vasilow's Confectionery

    Vasilow's Confectionery is the perfect destination to retrieve a sweet treat for both you and your dog! This family-owned and operated candy shop has been in Hudson since 1923, creating delicious, fresh batches of chocolates, nuts, and other confections made with the finest natural ingredients available. Though chocolate is a big no-no for puppers, the animal-loving owners created a deliscous treat specifically for dogs - carob-dipped Milk Bones. Carob, a chocolate alternative derived from the pod of the Carob tree, is completely safe for your pets to enjoy! Additionally, the owners of this shop invite all dogs they see to stop in for a visit to their shop and may even offer up a bone for the road!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Dawn to Dusk

    #3 Greenport Conservation Area

    If you and your pup are outdoor fanatics, the Greenport Conservation Area is a perfect place to explore. The expansive 625-acre site has lots of space to run and features more than 5 miles of trails to walk your dog along. Showcasing a variety of terrain, your doggo will be thrilled to explore meadows, forests, and streams. Furthermore, this site offers anĀ amazing view of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains; the signature sites of Hudson, NY.
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Spring through Fall

    #4 Hudson River Air Dogs

    For adventurous, water-loving dogs, the Hudson River Air Dogs is a great organization to check out. Focused on providing family-friendly fun for canines and owners alike, the organization hosts events for dog dock jumping. Unfamiliar with the activity? It involves several disciplines centered around dogs' skills in distance jumping and swimming. The group hosts several try-it sessions from spring through fall, where experienced handlers will coach you and your dog on dock diving. One of their amazing events that you'll want to attend is theĀ Autumn Air Competition. It is an entire weekend of dog dock jumping! For as long as the water is warm enough, there are Hudson River Air Dogs events to look forward to!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration W-M 5:30 PM-9 PM

    #5 Red Dot Restaurant Dining

    Don't let bringing your four-legged friend keep you from enjoying fine dining. Red Dot Restaurant and Bar welcomes dogs at their establishment. Though health code does not permit animals within the building, the restaurant boasts a beautiful garden welcome to humans and dogs alike, so you can take your furry friend out to eat with you! The garden area is spacious, featuring a small waterfall, and often times their resident old dog will be hanging around as well!
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