Beth travels to Chicago to visit Pam and Perry, who have two ferrets, Mr. Binky and Lola, competing at The Greatest Ferret Show on Earth, an exciting annual event for ferret lovers. At the convention, Beth checks out the competition and nervously awaits Mr. Binky and Lola’s performances. Meanwhile, in New York City, Cynthia wants to do everything for her spoiled pooch Toto, no matter how unconventional it may appear. That’s where Madrette the Paw Reader comes in, to do a reading for Toto so Cynthia can ensure that she’s not Missing anything from Toto’s list of needs. Finally, how about a picnic lunch with Madonna? Madonna the donkey, that is. This “bad ass” knows how to kick up a fuss, but owner Cornelia can’t stop loving her, no matter how much trouble she causes.
Beth visits Sharon in Montauk, N.Y., who loves Afghan dogs so much that she has six of them! The pups are all spoiled, but Sharon has a favorite named Aiden, whom she calls her “gifted” dog. Beth discovers that Aiden and Sharon even attend dancing classes together, and is invited along so she can see the “doggy dancing” herself. Also in this episode, one man’s pests are another woman’s pets! Diane has 10 rats — just like you would see in a laboratory or scurrying through the subway — that she pampers, plays with and even throws elaborate parties for. Finally, Dale, her husband and two kids share their home with 16 bearded dragons. The family loves to pamper their dragons, and they even set up a yearly photo shoot to create their annual family dragon calendar.
Beth pays a visit to Donna and Dave, owners of Nicky and Sophia, two Pomeranian dogs. This Jewish family previously threw a “bark mitzvah” for Nicky, and now it’s Sophia’s turn. Beth helps Sophia choose the right flowers, the best-tasting cake and, of course, her special outfit. Donna and Dave spare no expense on a wonderful celebration for family and friends. Also, meet Marissa, who spoils her cats so much that she can’t bear to ever leave them alone. Marissa is so worried about their long-term care that she visits her lawyer to include them in her will. Finally, Diane gathers her 17 turtles and tortoises with her boyfriend and her dad to enjoy good food, the outdoors and some seriously coddled company at a very special turtle brunch.
Beth visits Fionna, who is having a bachelorette party with all the trimmings the day before her wedding to Chico. This all sounds perfectly normal, until you realize that Fionna and Chico are dogs! Chico’s owners Kathy and Greg join Fionna’s owner Lori to celebrate this love affair gone to the dogs. Then, meet Franklin — the ultimate apartment-dwelling hipster from Brooklyn, N.Y., who also happens to be a pot-bellied pig! His owners Liza and Joe pamper this pig so much that he even goes to work with Joe at the hardware store. Franklin’s good for business, as customers sometimes come just to lavish attention on him. Finally, meet a pair of ferrets, Gaby and Bella, who know all about striking the right chord with their owners, Tammy and John, who insist on treating them like princesses, going so far as to sing for them in harmony.