Providing trained animals for film, TV, events & media 

We've been training and supplying animals for feature films, television dramas, advertisements, photoshoots since 1987.

Between our premises in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire, international network and 40+ years of team experience, our animal agents are able to source and train practically any animal for any event or occasion.

If it has legs, fins or wings, 1st Choice Animals can help!

Just email Jill Clark, or fill out our contact form for one of the team to contact you back.







1st Choice Animals, Bobbi, dog

 Hire Trained Animals

When it comes to finding the perfect animal talent for your project, geography shouldn't be a limitation.

No matter where you are in the world, how exotic your animal needs are or what you need the animal for, our animal talent agency has the infrastructure, global contacts and expertise you need. Your chosen animal will arrive on-set or on-location fully trained and ready to shine.

As seen in the 2012 London Olympics, War Horse, Johnny English and more!



 Immersive Animal Experiences

Our passion for animals extends beyond the screen. We offer unique opportunities for animal lovers to face their fears, learn more about the world and create unforgettable memories.

Whether you're looking to conquer a phobia of spiders, enjoy a day in the life on the farm or spend time in the company of a particular animal, our farm in Lincolnshire can provide. Can't make it to Lincolnshire? We can bring the animals to you with a home visit.


1st Choice Animals, farming lamb


1st Choice Animals, pony day

 Animal Therapy

Experience has taught the 1st Choice Animals team many valuable lessons about the impact animals can have on our wellbeing, mental health and stress levels.

That's why we're proud to offer a range of animal therapy services designed to support individuals on their journey towards healing and growth. From the therapeutic act of feeding horses to the simple joy of canine companionship, 1st Choice Animals is able to cater to healthcare individuals and private individuals alike.






C O N T A C T  U S

No matter the continent, size or shape – 1st Choice Animals can find it, train it and supply it

Elevate your events or production today by getting in touch with Jill Clark.






About our animal talent agency

Our story started with a simple phone call – ‘Can you train dogs to not bite postmen?'

Nearly 40 years and hundreds of successful animal placements later, 1st Choice Animals have established a reputation not just for our flexibility to source animals from all seven continents, but our superb animal welfare record and commitment to safety.






Our animal talent agency

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