Animal Hire - Reindeer Hire - Camel Hire - Horse Hire

The Animal Company Supply animals for Events, Film and Television throughout the Uk and Europe. This year we have worked with many of the leading brands and production companies. However, we also supply petting farms to local schools and organisations (charities) which get animals out there. Children love animals, and to actualy feel and learn about them is a very valuable experience. If you want to find out more visit our site

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Horse Hire - London - Imax

Arabian Horses for hire by The Animal Company. Prince charles attended the event which went very well.

Petting Farm at Stamford Brook

Sunday Petting Farm @ Stamford Brook Manchester by The Mini Farm.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Animal Hire

ITV film at gate farm. Nathan was interviewed about animal hire.

Sunday, 18 April 2010


Patrick the donkey arrived at the farm this Sunday. He will live with Ruby (Donkey) and become part of the Nativity displays in 2011. He is very friendly and even likes the sheep!!!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Men Who Stare At Goats

Goats by The Animal Company appear in Empire Magazine shoot to promote Men Who Stare at Goats DVD release 2010.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Sheep Hit The Catwalk!!!

Sheep hit the catwalk to promote knitwear range........

The sheep were fantastic and a real crowd pleaser. They were very calm, due to the experience they had on stage last year.

P.s Hayley, I guessed this was your fav pic for some reason???


Monday, 22 March 2010

Alpaca Training

Thank-you to for the fantastic head collars, training has begun. I think Zig is going to be very popular this year.

Kensington & Chelsea Petting Farm

This weekend the animals have been to St Peters Church in Kensington and to a private function in Liverpool. The animals taken included lambs, goats, micro pigs, chicks and rabbits. Over 300 children attended the Kensigton event, most having never seen animals before. The event went very well, and it has been confirmed we will be attending next year.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Lambs are ready for The Mini Farm

New Calves Arrive

These are Charolais calves, both were about Two weeks old on arrival and will be on show in 2010.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Camel Training

Nathan & Charlotte training the camels at Gate Farm

Friday, 19 February 2010

This week we have been filming at Gate Farm. Mainly focusing n the camels, training and handling. ITV were very pleased with the result and this should air next week. Nathan, Rhys and Alison were all interviewed.

New Reindeer Arrive

Six new reindeer arrive at Gate Farm taking the herd up to 14. A new stock bull, which hopefully will serve our females. The others will undergo training for Christmas 2011.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Wendy and her piglets.

Monday, 25 January 2010

New Arrival - Zig & Zag

Yeah I know the names not original, but look at them!!!! - Nath...

Friday, 22 January 2010

Gate Farm

The Animal Company have moved into new premises in Ashbourne. The facilities are ideal for filming, photography and viewing our animals. The reindeer have a great big paddock, which includes a hill and wooded area. The camels have their own paddock too. All the animals have settled in great and all the team here are looking forward to a great 2010.....

Camels Arrive

Just arrived home last Sunday with 4 amazing camels. Three golden and one white, these guys are so friendly and i can't wait to ride one to the shop for a pint of milk!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Stan Gets Ready For Christmas

Stan in his outfit for a photoshoot Deceber 2009.
I don't think he likes it as much as his tux!!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Reindeer Visit Care Home

Nathan & Domanic take the reindeer to visit residents

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Christmas Is Coming Again....:)

This Years Christmas Events Kick Off To A Great Start....
Father Christmas Pictured with Elfs, Reindeer and Children.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Guardian Interview

Interview of Nathan Anderson-Dixon by the Guardian. read online at:

Friday, 6 November 2009

Creepy Crawlies Display

Creepy Crawlies give visitors a great chance to see snakes, lizzards, house spiders, mice, rats, terantula, crickets, scorpion, degus and toads.

Charlotte and Georgia out on show....

Snakes in night Club Go Down A Storm!!!

Hey Nathan

Just a quick one to say thanks very much for sorting us snakes. Everyone had a ball. It was our busiest night of the year and the snakes went down a storm. Everyone had 100 questions for the guys! All good fun.

Thanks, Phil

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

TV Commercial Meg Border Collie

Thanks to Rory the shoot went very well. Meg was a real star. Nathan

"Hi Nathan...despite the weather we had a wonderful day. Absolutely everything went right. Lovely dog ( come 99% of sheepdogs are called Meg). She did everything required of her. Should make a cracking little commercial. Cheers Vic" Production

Thursday, 24 September 2009


The Animal Company have supplied Disney with eight border collie puppies, as part of a forthcoming Christmas release. Rose (Animal Handler) took the eight pups to pose for photographs and short video clips. Gwen (producer) was very pleased with the result.... :)

Sunday, 20 September 2009


The press night for "Our day out" was a great success. The musical achieved great reviews, with mention of the animals :

" I had read the play a number of years back and remember reading the directors notes about using stuffed toys as the zoo animals, so when the kids turned around and actually had REAL animals in their hands, both I, and the rest of the audience gasped in surprise! Thankfully they didn’t let go of the snakes though!! "

(The Echo, Liverpool)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Safe Style UK

Ziggy the border terrier performed very well on the new safestyle Uk commercial. He is seen to be barking at the main actor, then chasing him. The shot involved chasing, jumping through windows and then jumping. The dog performed very well, thanks to his two handlers Dave and Helen. Helen is a very experienced dog agility trainer, who works with the Animal Company, Dave is experienced at showing dogs in Crufts.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Petting Farm

The Petting Farm Visits Castle Froma. Pigs, goats, chicksens and much more. A great time was had by all.


The Petting Farm, by visited Edinburgh this weekend to feature as part of the fantastic SKY fest event. The event is in order for the company to show its appreciation to all of the companies hard working employees and their families. Over 6000 people visited the Royal Highland Centre. The event was a complete success, and the animals proved very popular. So much so that we are currently looking to increase the size of the animal display for next year.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Film Festival

Latitude is one of the most popular festivals in the country, this year we supplied animals for the launch of a new film called "black cat, white cat" The animals we supplied included Two ponies, chickens and geese. The animals worked so well, attracting attention to the premier and drawing a real crowd. Steve Acton (Animal Handler) got involved, by dancing with the actors on stage, priceless :)


Camels On The Beach!!!

The Animal Company supplied Camels to Bournemouth Borough Council as part of an initiative to promote the area as one of the Uk's holiday hot spots. The Camels were available for viewing next to the South Pier, and some lucky children even got to ride them. Local and national media attended the event which was a big success, we are just thinking about how we can better this for next year !!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Royal Court Liverpool

The Animal Company have just won the contract to supply animals to the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. The animals on show include pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits and of course A SNAKE :). To find out more visit or Contact The Royal Theatre Liverpool.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Perry The Chihuahua On Philips Commercial

Thanks Cathrine for working so hard on the Philips commercial. Perry the chihuahua walked along size a model with the most amazing legs (sorry getting carried away), and he looked great. The producer was so pleased Perry is booked again, fabulous. Can't wait to see the final cut.

Greyhound Coaches Launch UK

Supplied Two grey hounds for the launch of Grey Hound Coaches UK. The CEO had his pictures taken with the dogs, in front of one of the new flashy coaches. Pictures looked great, and the Greyhound PR team were delighted. It really brought the product launch to life, and added a lot of interest for the media and photographers. Great fun.

Penguins Visit Harrods

What a treat! Penguins at Harrods. The Animal Company supplied Two small penguins for the opening of Harrods Christmas store 2009. Father Christmas also attended accompanied by one of the famous Harrods porters. The photo shoot went great, and the penguins even appeared on GMTV that morning.

Come and see us.....

Come and see us.....
Clacton Factory Outlet

Disney Shoot

Sky Fest

Sky Fest
This lad loves pigs

Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre
Animals supplied by animalco

Latitude Festival 2009

Latitude Festival 2009
Black Cat White Cat Launch UK

Penguins Visit Harrods

Penguins Visit Harrods
Tea for Two penguins please!!


We can offer camel racing!!


My Best Calf :)

Petting Farm

Petting Farm
Typical Set Up

Perry The Chiwawa

Perry The Chiwawa
Looking Good Perry - Nath x


Looking Great


About Me

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I have always been interested in keeping and training animals. I love to see the end result, whether it's a child touching a lamb for the first time at a petting farm, or a scene from a film or commercial.