What Is Animal Acting?

How Does It Work?

Animal acting is a fun activity for both you and your pets! Your pet will not only gain valuable skills and exposure, but they have the pet-ential to become famous! PLUS - each animal booked by Got Pet-ential will be paid for the project!

When Got Pet-ential receives the specifications for a project, we look into our database first to find animals that are the right fit for the job. They could be looking for a certain breed, age, size, location, or animals with a special skill for their project.  It's our job to craft the perfect selection of candidates for our clients!

The brand determines their specifications through market research, cohesive branding tactics, company legality standards, and brand awareness strategies. This means that it is ultimately the brands decision on who is chosen for each project. We give them multiple options to choose from, and they let us know who fits the bill. If your pet is not chosen this time around - do not be discouraged - there will be plenty of more opportunities for your pet to be casted!

How Do I Get Started?

First, prepare the photos you want to share of your pet and sign them up in our database! Once your pet has a profile with us, we are able to locate your pet within our database through the information you fill out in their profile (coat markings, breed, skill set, etc.). With all that information, we can play matchmaker for our clients and watch them fall in love with your pets profile!


Production Terminology

In the production industry, there is lingo used regularly when casting and hiring animals for projects


Here is what they mean: 

Casting- We have a new project and we are looking for animals that fit the brands criteria. During the casting process, we will reach out to multiple animals to get availability, skill clarification, more photos, and sometimes even video content. If we say your animal is being casted, this does not mean that they are hired just yet! It just means that their profiles were given to the brand for consideration.

Casting Call - Occasionally we will post casting calls on our Facebook page. This could mean that we did not find an animal in our database that fit the brands criteria or it could mean we just need to get availability very quickly. It could also be due to an out of town location, specific tricks, or even the look of the animal.

Submitted for Casting - If we have reached out to you about a project that your pet fits the criteria for, we may tell you that they have been submitted, being casted, or submitted for casting. This means that we will be sending your pets profile to the brand for consideration. We will reach out to you if your pet is selected for the project!

Hired - This means that, you guessed it, your pet was selected for job! Your pet made it through casting considerations and they are now going to get to work on this project. If your pet is hired for a job, you are responsible for making sure your pet gets there at the time we specify and that they leave when designated. We recommend blocking out the entire day for a project as production can be unpredictable at times.