It's no secret San Franciscans love their pets—just take a look at our 2011 Cutest Dog Poll's comments section for evidence—so we're excited to give you one more opportunity to show off just how adorable they are to the rest of the world. Behold, this year's 16th annual Petchitecture Gala benefitting PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support), taking place at the Palace Hotel on April 23rd.

Celebrating the unconditional love pets of every kind give us humans and all the ways they enrich our lives, the PAWS event encourages guests to bring along their well-behaved companions to mix, mingle and play on the sleek, one-of-a-kind pet habitats from some of the Bay Area's leading architects and designers. You'll dine on the Palace's gourmet bites, get photographed with your furry pal by talented pet photographers, and participate in live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to help PAWS, which works to make sure the ill and the elderly are connected with animals in times of need.

Check out tickets here. Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., 415-512-1111.