Company founder/owner Jaap Zunneberg was raised in a family amongst many cats, dogs, horses and an large diversity of farm animals. As a young boy he spent all his free time taking care of these animals. After having bred pedigreed cats for many years, in 1989 Jaap was invited to handle his own cats for shooting many tv commercials and print ads. 

In 1997 he started to offer his services professionally; training, handling and supervising animals for successful feature films such as Minoes (2001), Ja Zuster Nee Zuster (2002) etc. He worked with many kinds of animals as a professional animal trainer for Tineke van Rheenen and her company "Animal Artists Holland" from 2002 till 2009 and travelled the world for many stills, commercial and film projects. 

Zunneberg Animals

In 2011 Jaap founded his own company "Zunneberg Animals" in Amsterdam. Since the start Jaap and his team have been doing many TV (commercial), film and photo shoots with all kinds of animals like dogs, cats, mice and much more! 

Jaap was an incredible asset on every TV shoot for me - there were over 30. He has the patience of a saint and takes pressure in his stride. Jaap always understood what we were trying to achieve and would work on ways to ensure we got what we wanted - every time. He became my first choice Animal Trainer/Handler and shoots without him were never as calm or smooth. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. Hire him and you know you’re in good hands. Really.
— Keith Lewin ex Global Creative Director (Mars Petfoods) with BBDO

-- quote from one of the recommendations received from respected clients on linkedin.com --