"Year of the Dog" was held in September of 2018. This was Hounds' showcase event of the year and the first official event presented by the collective. This event included an installation throughout the entire Ace Hotel Pittsburgh gym as well as music performances by local acts such as Mars Jackson, Benji., Pvkvsv, HearIsMatt, G.R. Zombie, and DJ Bamboo.
Part of the proceeds of the event went to Humane Animal Rescue in Pittsburgh, PA.
The installation included custom props, lighting, and structures assembled by the Hounds team.