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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-521-1300

Adoption Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.

Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Thirteenth Annual Fur Ball Live Auction
Sponsored by BB&T 

Proceeds from the Thirteenth Annual Fur Ball will benefit our lifesaving Cinderella Fund, which pays for the cost to care for and treat sick and injured animals and neonatal puppies and kittens cared for at our center each year.  

Annapolis Get-Away
A one-week Annapolis vacation for six people; stay in the lovely three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Victorian home of Heather and Walter Laird in the heart of historic Annapolis. Enjoy walks along the water, shopping in a variety of unique stores, and dining in some of Maryland’s finest restaurants and a special gourmet dinner for eight at the Laird home courtesy of Ken’s Creative Kitchen.

The event must be scheduled on a mutually-agreeable date a minimum of two months in advance and before Sept. 15, 2012.  Restrictions apply.

Bark & Wine
Extravagant wine tasting for 20 people at the spectacular Monument Avenue home of Tina Bachas and Warren Fry or in your own home (winning bidder’s choice.) Wine tasting conducted by wine expert Jim Tashjian-Brown featuring fabulous wines provided by Elizabeth Spencer Winery and out-of-this-world hors d’oeuvres prepared by The Jefferson Hotel’s Chefs Patrick Ehemann and Brice Gervais. Includes some featured tasting wines to take home for your enjoyment after the event

The event must be scheduled on a mutually-agreeable date a minimum of two months in advance and before Sept. 15, 2012.  The event is not available on holidays or during the month of December.

Bathroom Facelift
A fresh, new look for any bathroom in your home. Enjoy working with a team of professionals as you create your dream room. Franko Lafratta Construction will provide general project coordination, removal of existing vanity and vanity top, installation of a new vanity and vanity countertop ($2,500 value), as well as painting of the entire bathroom (total value labor and materials - $4,800.) VAMAC will provide $5,000 worth of new fixtures and accessories (toilet, faucets, shower head, etc.) James River Air Conditioning will provide plumbing and electrical installation at a value of $2,400

The facelift work must be scheduled on a mutually-agreeable date a minimum of two months in advance and before Sept. 15, 2012.  Auction winner may purchase additional items from vendors. 

Bermuda Bound
Delight in a Bermuda getaway for two people to the exclusive and luxurious Rosewood Tucker’s Point – the epitome of serene sophistication. Enjoy three nights in a gorgeous guestroom overlooking picturesque Castle Harbour. Trip includes unlimited golf on the property’s world-class championship course. The resort offers a wide array of culinary venues, multiple swimming pools, a spa, dive center, tennis, and Bermuda’s largest private beach. Very exclusive, 88-room resort with rooms decorated in classic British seaside style
Airfare is included

Travel must be completed before October 1, 2012.  Dates based on availability.  Not available June 1 to September 6, 2012.

Divine Wining and Dining
Extraordinary private wine dinner for 16 people at Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, which was named a Best New Restaurant of 2009 by Esquire Magazine and which has received rave reviews in the Washington Times and on FoodChannel.com, among other national media. Exceptional food prepared by renowned Chef Walter Bundy and wines selected and presented by wine celebrity Bartholomew Broadbent of Broadbent Selections, who will also discuss each wine with your guests. Perfect opportunity for entertaining clients, employees, family or friends

The dinner must be scheduled a minimum of two months in advance for a mutually-agreeable date and time between January 2012 and September 15, 2012.  This dinner cannot be scheduled on Saturdays, holidays, or during December.  Other blackout dates may apply.

An Evening with Shaka Smart
Enjoy a fabulous buffet supper party for 12 guests with VCU Men’s Basketball Coach Shaka Smart. Hear all about the Rams’ historic NCAA Final Four tournament fun while enjoying wonderful food compliments of Meriwether Godsey and toast the success of the team with delicious wines. You can choose to have your once-in-a-lifetime party at “home” or “away” at the magnificent riverfront home of Dawn & Stuart Siegel

Must be scheduled a minimum of two months in advance for a mutually-agreeable date before September 30, 2012.  Blackout dates during certain sports playing and recruiting seasons may apply. 

Five Fabulous Female Foodies
One-of-a-kind, priceless dinner party for 12 people in your own home. Features five fabulous female chefs, each preparing and serving a course including Jannequin Bennett, personal chef and cookbook author and former executive chef of TJ’s at The Jefferson Hotel, Melissa Close of Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards, personal chef Ellie Basch, Sally Schmidt of SallyFoods, and Christine Wansleben of Mise En Place Cooking School. Delicious wine pairings provided by Barboursville Vineyards and centerpiece provided by Strawberry Fields Flowers & Gifts.

The dinner must be scheduled a minimum of one month in advance for a mutually-agreeable date and time between October 2011 and September 2012.  Based on availability. 

Dinner at Fleming’s
Dinner party for 12 people at the Stony Point Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar with a wonderful chef-selected special menu and carefully-chosen wine pairings for each course. Perfect for entertaining clients or co-workers or for celebrating a special occasion with family and friends

The dinner party must be scheduled for a mutually-agreeable date and time that is a minimum of 90 days in advance and before Oct. 1, 2012. Holidays are excluded and blackout dates (including the month of December) apply. Tax and gratuity are not included.

Cocktails at Millie’s
Fun, private cocktail party for up to 30 people at Millie’s Diner, a favorite restaurant among Richmond locals since its opening in 1989 and a recipient of national praise from the Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, and Gourmet Magazine. Includes bountiful hors d’oeuvres, delicious wine and cocktails; this is a great opportunity to entertain clients, co-workers, friends or family and to have the restaurant all to yourself.

The party must be scheduled on a mutually-agreeable date on a Monday only before Oct. 1, 2012.   Blackout dates may apply.  The party is limited to two-and-a-half hours. Please schedule a minimum of two months in advance.

Corks ‘n Forks
Private party for 100 people hosted by KDW Home at their beautiful West End showroom. Features a wonderful feast from Belmont Butchery and Meat on the Street, as well as a great selection of beer and wine. Casual, fun get together in a unique setting; it's the perfect opportunity for entertaining clients, co-workers, family or friends

The party must be scheduled for a mutually-agreeable date a minimum of one month in advance and before Oct. 1, 2012. Blackout dates may apply.

Commissioned Pet Portrait
Remarkable custom charcoal portrait of your beloved pet by acclaimed Richmond artist Karen Gammon, whose captivating art hangs in homes from Connecticut to California and throughout the Richmond SPCA’s Robins-Starr Humane Center. Photographs and a live sitting are used to ensure accurate likeness and includes the frame and matte. Commissions by Karen Gammon are extremely limited and sought after.

The pet sitting (for one pet only) must be scheduled on a mutually-agreeable date within four months of Oct. 1, 2010.

Picture Perfect -2011-2012 Richmond SPCA Mascot
Have your beloved pet serve as our 2011-2012 mascot. Includes event appearances at the annual tree lighting at The Jefferson Hotel and the Richmond SPCA Dog Jog & 5K Run and more. Features a kennel run or cat condo dedication in the pet’s name for the coming year. Includes his or her own Web page on the Richmond SPCA website and his or her own Facebook page. Includes a feature story about the pet in the organization’s print newsletter and online newsletter and a photograph on the general organizational business card and includes a portrait session with Hayes & Fisk the Art of Photography and a 16 X 20 brush oil portrait of the dog or cat.

The pet must be spayed or neutered in order to serve as the mascot.  The pet must belong to the winning bidder, and the winning bidder must sign an agreement with the Richmond SPCA that outlines the role of the mascot and specific details related to his or her service.

Mini Break Extravaganza - A
Four separate getaways for two people. A one-night stay at the Middleton Inn, including afternoon wine and breakfast, with dinner for two at the famed Inn at Little Washington (Washington,VA,) two-night stay with breakfast for two at the Hope & Glory Inn (Irvington,) two-night stay with breakfast for two at Hotel Roanoke (Roanoke) and a two-night stay at the Wedmore Inn with wine tasting and reserve tour at the Williamsburg Winery as well as dinner for two at Fat Canary (Williamsburg.) Includes four three-night stays for one pet at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts. Enjoy the trips yourself or share some of them with friends and family as gifts

Reservations are subject to availability. Blackout dates and holiday exclusions may apply and some travel is limited to weekdays. Individual expiration dates apply.

Mini Break Extravaganza - B
Four separate getaways for two people. A two-night stay at Keswick Hall at Monticello including one breakfast for two (Charlottesville,) two-night stay at the Washington-Duke Inn, including a round of golf for two (Durham, NC,) two-night stay including breakfast at the Sanderling Resort and Spa(Duck, N.C.,) and a one-night stay at Hotel Monaco (Alexandria.) Includes four three-night stays for one pet at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts. Enjoy the trips yourself or share some of them with friends and family as gifts

Reservations are subject to availability. Blackout dates and holiday exclusions may apply and some travel is limited to weekdays. Individual expiration dates apply.

New England Escape
Wonderful week-long trip for two people throughout New England. Two-night stay at the historic Omni Parker House, America’s longest continually-operating hotel, in Boston (located near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market,) two-night stay at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod including breakfast each morning (not available in July or August) and a three-night stay at the White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport with a four-course tasting dinner with wine. Includes roundtrip coach airfare from Richmond to Boston courtesy of Lee Anne and Mike Holdren and includes a $100 Avis gift certificate to use toward a car rental.

Travel must be scheduled a minimum of two months in advance and must be completed between prior to October 1, 2012. Holiday weekends are excluded, and reservations are subject to availability.

Palm Beach Bound
Terrific five-night vacation for four adults, it's the perfect couples’ vacation!
You'll enjoy the stunning private West Palm Beach home of Temple and Hugh Joyce, located in Palm Beach Shores on beautiful Singer Island, FL., located one block from the beach and three blocks from the Palm Beach Inlet with beautiful views of the Breakers Hotel and Palm Beach Island. Enjoy a round of golf for four at The Breakers. Includes a special wine selection for each night and also includes airfare for four and a rental care to use to tool around while you’re in Florida

The trip must be scheduled two months in advance for mutually-agreeable dates before Oct. 1, 2012.  Holidays are excluded, and blackout dates may apply.

Sandbridge Retreat
This terrific week-long vacation for up to 14 people is ideal for three families. Enjoy your stay at Terry Hoover’s lovely beach house “Hoovalation” located in beautiful Sandbridge just south of the vibrant Virginia Beach Boardwalk. House features five bedrooms (one king, two queens, and four bunksets), three bathrooms, and abundant activities including board games, basketball, horseshoes, volleyball, and a swing set. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of crashing waves in the ocean right across the street and it's pet friendly!

The trip must be scheduled two months in advance for mutually-agreeable dates before October 1, 2012.  Blackout dates may apply.

Northern California Escape
Travel to San Francisco where two couples can enjoy a week’s stay at a stunning apartment in the idyllic Pacific Heights neighborhood. Apartment features two bedrooms and one bath. One couple can relax in Napa Valley where you will take pleasure in a two-night stay at the luxury boutique River Terrace Inn. The other couple can enjoy a two-night stay at the charming private “Guest Cottage Above the Clouds” at the top of Spring Mountain in St. Helena (not available July through September.) Top it all off with a private tour and tasting at one of California’s finest family-owned wineries, Miner Family Vineyards.

Travel must be scheduled two months in advance for mutually agreeable dates before October 1, 2012.  Blackout dates may apply. 

Saturday Night Live Comic Relief
Laugh it up with a guest in the Big Apple at a live performance of Saturday Night Live on a designated show date. Features a two-night stay at the legendary Midtown boutique hotel The Algonquin, including breakfast. SNL tickets are extremely sought after and very difficult to obtain; this is a priceless opportunity for you and a guest

This package is only for one of the designated show dates.

Shaggy Chic Affair
One-of-a-kind private dinner party for 50 people and their pets in the Robins-Starr Humane Center’s Track and Training Center, which will be transformed into a beautiful, intimate dining room. Includes exceptional service and a buffet dinner courtesy of Executive Mansion Chef Todd Schneider and his team at Seasoning’s Fine Catering and Great Seasons Bistro. Features outstanding wines, includes all rental needs courtesy of Party Perfect and event photography by Rich Terrell. Features live musical entertainment compliments of East Coast Entertainment and includes individual pet escorts for each of the four-legged guests during the evening. It's your very own private Fur Ball

The event must be scheduled on a mutually-agreeable date (excludes Saturdays) between January 1 and March 31, 2012. Please schedule a minimum of two months in advance. Blackout dates may apply.

Southern Living
Delightful trip for two people to multiple destinations in South Carolina for three separate two-night stays. Two-night stay at Charleston Place, one of the coastal town’s finest hotels, two-night stay at The Sanctuary, a five-star and five-diamond resort on Kiawah Island and a two-night stay at The Sea Pines Resort, including breakfast, on Hilton Head Island

All travel must be scheduled two months in advance completed prior to September 30, 2012.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Blackout dates may apply and individual expiration dates apply. Holiday travel is excluded.  Some destinations exclude weekend travel.

Swing Dancing

Priceless private dinner party for 12 people at the stunning Monument Avenue home of Bill Hall & Bill Crosby. Includes private swing dancing lessons for the guests by professional dancers of The Richmond Ballet Katie Lynch and Phillip Skaggs. Amazing cuisine provided by the hot, new restaurant at Rocketts Landing -- M Bistro and delicious wine provided by King Family Vineyards. Signature cocktail bar courtesy of The Coordinated Event; guaranteed to be the most talked about party in town

The event must be scheduled two months in advance for a mutually-agreeable date and time before Oct. 1, 2012. Blackout dates may apply.

NOTE:
  Packages are subject to updating prior to the Fur Ball and certain restrictions may apply