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RTE Television

Pet Island

All across the country people are going wild about their pets and in RTÉ's new series Pet Island we will meet some of the country's most pampered animals and their besotted owners. They include pet psychics, an opera singer who serenades his mini-donkeys and a former Miss Ireland contestant who sleeps with seven dogs. We also meet the contestants in a cat fancy dress competition, dogs who attend day care and a group of cats who are learning to use the toilet. Pet Island is a fun series about what is an unfolding trend in Irish society looking at how the pet has become central to the family unit and the seemingly endless lengths we will go to please them.


Episode 1

In episode one we meet Ireland's most glamorous pet owners, Martin Bailey and his fiancee Jennifer Duggan. They live with six Maltese and an Old English Sheep Dog called Guapo who dreams of being crowned Best in Show in Ireland's biggest dog show. In his way stands Cork Groomer Colm Hastings and his American born bitch Vicky. We also meet a group of cat ladies who agree to trial a product which claims to train your cat to use the loo. Mad cap adventures with Ireland's most pampered pets and their besotted owners.

Pet Island
  • RTÉ One, Thursday 31 July 7pm