About Us

Established as a specialty animal training company, Alvin’s Animal Rentals provides quality, cost effective and performance-driven animal talent to the motion picture, print and advertising industries.

Owner and operator Alvin Mears has been an animal trainer and provider for over 35 years. His animals have appeared in over 80 feature films, 81 television series and a plethora of commercials and videos since 1977, nationally and internationally. As trainer and provider of “Arnold” of  HBO’s award-winning Entourage, he also is the owner and trainer of other popular TV and film pets such as  “Flash,” of The Dukes of Hazzard, “Chico” from Next Friday and The Friday After Next and Beverly Hills 90210’s “Rocky.” television series. His animals' many films include Lethal Weapon (1987), Ghost (1990), and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998).

Training and delivering, no matter how small or big the animal , is Alvin’s passion, which he knew from the moment of his first project, the 1979 movie Amityville Horror, in which he had to train flies!
Specializing in the training of both domestic and wild animals, Alvin is heavily regarded in the industry for his work with aggressive dogs using Dobermans, Rottweilers, Pitbulls and German Shepards.

Alvin has also appeared in a few films as a supporting actor. He played a K-9 police officer in Menace II Society (1993), and a dog pound worker in Eyes of an Angel (1991).

Awards and Recognition:

Alvin Mears is a recipient of the Patsy Award for his work in “Return of Remo Williams” and a Cleo advertising award for a Stroh’s beer commercial featuring spokes-dog, Alex. You can also Google Alvin Mears to find in depth peer reviews, information and background on his past, present and future projects! test

Over 35 years of Experience, Excellence and Entertainment...woof!

Articles:  Press Kit (PDF)  Inland Empire   Alex Article  Resume


Alvin accepting Patsy award for The Return of Remo Williams



For Project Inquiries, Bids or General Information
Please Contact Us At:

Alvin's Animal Rentals
P.O. Box CB
Bloomington, CA 92316

Phone: (909) 823-9437
Fax: (909) 822-2748

E-mail: alvinanimals@yahoo.com
For Media Inquiries: emagine22@yahoo.com
Website: alvinanimalrentals.com

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