Every fall Richmond’s canines deck out in their finest couture to attend the most popular gala of the year and a de rigeur event for the pet set, the Richmond SPCA Fur Ball at the five-star Jefferson Hotel. The black-tie fundraiser includes a cocktail reception, silent auction and seated dinner. All guests, both two-legged and four-legged, are announced and make a grand entrance down the imposing staircase. Complimentary pet-sitters take care of the furry guests during the dinner portion of the event. While tickets are not cheap ($175 per person and pet ), all proceeds go to the SPCA’s Cinderella fund to care for sick, injured and homeless animals.