About Us

Welcome to The Animal Protection Agency (APA), which works to ensure the safety, welfare and humane treatment of animals in production. Trusted by Disney, Amblin, FOX, Lionsgate, ABC, and many others, we are a professional, responsive organization whose expert on-site animal safety consultants are highly qualified to perform the distinct requirements needed for this specialized work. Every APA Consultant has a wide body of excellence in multiple and overlapping spheres of animal training, animal behavior, animal handling, and zookeeping, with cross-disciplinary expertise as Veterinary Technicians, Certified Humane Officers, Certified Animal Safety Reps, Animal Welfare Professionals, Animal Law Experts and Wildlife Rehabilitators. Each of APA’s Animal Safety Consultants combine in-depth animal knowledge with a thorough background in production work. Our Animal Consultants have a broad understanding of animal welfare with a superior ability to predict and minimize inherent risks involved on-set.

APA offers a contemporary, progressive process of on-set animal safety and humane treatment protocols benefiting both the animals and production. We have diligently evolved safety fundamentals to include an advanced approach to Animal Oversight Monitoring that includes Daily Reports available to production which detail how all animal-action was safely achieved; Pre-production advisory expertise and insights so that safety proficiency is obtained at an early stage; Full availability for APA Consultants to be present during prep-work; Actual animal-welfare law experience so that animals and production are genuinely safeguarded; No partial monitoring of animal work which can leave production open to public skepticism; Our Positive Pawprint Program which collaborates with production to nurture community animal-welfare programs engendering a positive public reaction – and more…

APA’s Overall Philosophy – We promote updated on-set animal welfare and safety by combining a unique perspective of “best practices” to the field and in training standards, providing expert witness services for animal-related issues in the courts and teaching on-going humane education in the classrooms. In a field often divided and fractured by extremes, we celebrate animals and their relationships with people. We believe in humane training and that animals should be firmly ensconced in our world, that we should embrace and celebrate them, always in a manner that is respectful and safe. We grew up watching Old Yeller, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar and Black Beauty. Those films left a lasting impression on us. We still ride horses, train our own animals and attend state-of-the-art conferences on a regular basis

APA is committed to collaborative, on-going direct communication with productions and studios throughout the lifetime of each project resulting in the utmost safety and well-being for both the animals involved, as well as the cast and crew. We are pleased to add that APA’s fees are truly reasonable and budget-friendly! Each of us at APA look forward to sharing the passion and expertise of our life’s work with you to ensure a safe, successful, and humane experience on your production. Thank You – We’re Excited To Work With You Soon!

We are independent animal safety consultants.
We are not paid by nor given grants by any film entities.
We provide written, daily reports to production as well as the end credit disclaimer.

Our Company Credits

  • 1st Ave Machine
  • 20th Century
  • 44Blue Productions
  • ABC’s Wide World of Sports
  • A Common Thread: Rockbox Party
  • A Common Thread: Sage & Spoils
  • AfterPay
  • Amazon
  • Amblin
  • American Horror Story
  • Anonymous Content
  • Anonymous Content: Samsung
  • Banfield Pet Hospitals
  • Bidwell Wildlife Rehab
  • Brother LA: Intel
  • Bullitt, LLC: Campbells
  • Bunk’d – Disney+
  • Bunk’d
  • Chase Bank
  • Chevy
  • City of Malibu
  • Coach
  • Creative Blood
  • Criminal Nature – ABC
  • Damon Productions
  • Delicious Science
  • Disney+
  • Dixie Chicks: music video.
  • Dogs Trust
  • Fox
  • Framestore Pictures: Blue Bunny
  • Fresh Start Sport Horses
  • Gentleman Scholar Productions: American Airlines
  • Google Project
  • Gucci
  • Hallmark
  • Hartz
  • Hey Baby Films
  • Hound Productions
  • Hungry Man: Dish Network
  • Instagram
  • ITV America
  • Jose Cuervo
  • K-9 Co-Stars
  • LaunchPad Series
  • Lola Productions: Equinox
  • Lucy Pet Foundation
  • Mazda
  • Mellow Media
  • Missing Pieces: GMC
  • Muppets Mayhem
  • Muppets Revenge
  • Mustache Productions: Galactic Heroes
  • National Treasure
  • Nautilus (Australia)
  • O Positive
  • O Positive: The Pitch
  • Other Films: Purina One
  • Percy Jackson – Mink Golden (Canada)
  • Polo Pony Rescue
  • Priceline
  • Promised Land – ABC
  • Public Content
  • Racing Cowboys: Exxon Mobil
  • Radical Media: Geico
  • Rebel Films: Nickelodeon
  • Republic Content
  • Rocket Mortgage
  • Rosco Productions
  • Royal Canin
  • Secretariat
  • Serial Pictures: Ancestry.com
  • Skechers
  • Sony Pictures
  • Spirit of Animals
  • Spring Fling
  • Square Planet
  • Station Film
  • Stept Studios
  • Story Productions: McDonalds – A Better McNugget
  • Superprime
  • Target
  • Taylor Swift: “Lover”
  • Temptation
  • The Buddha Project
  • The Dogist
  • The Full Monty
  • The Full Monty (UK)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The Rookie
  • The Wonder Years – ABC
  • The Wonder Years
  • Tiny Beautiful Things
  • Toast Meets World
  • Tool of North America: StateFarm, Missing Pieces, Clean & Clear, Walmart,
  • Tuna Melts My Heart
  • US Bank
  • Vacation Theory: Aizone
  • Vacation Theory: UDI’s Tableaux
  • Velocity: Pizza Hut
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Wondros: Michelob
  • Wrong Creative
  • Zoetis


  • A Day with Zachary
  • A Dog’s Journey
  • A Dog’s Way Home
  • About My Father
  • A Man Called Otto
  • Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret
  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  • Captain K9
  • Finch
  • John Wick IV – Caravaggio
  • Lost & Found
  • Luchas
  • Papas Por Encargo / Daddies On Request
  • Randy’s Canvas
  • Shark Diver
  • Sisters
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • The Fablemans
  • The Good House
  • The Last Voyage Of The Demeter
  • The Naughty Nine
  • The Young Woman And The Sea
  • White Men Can’t Jump

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Endorsed by

Doc Halligan DVM