Find a message by associating each clue with an animal. It may not be the first animal that you think of! Once you have the message, identify all of the animals.
An edible stick
A false lead to throw you off
A hairless American is one kind of this
Small, hairy land octopus
Lives in the front of the dictionary
Fetches things for VIPs on a film set
Fat with 'a posh box'
Animals can be repeated and aren't necessarily real live animals, and at least one is misspelled
Concerning the particularly difficult and probably a bit to 'trivia' first clue, I've changed 'Electric' to 'Dream Electric'
To help things along, I've changed 'Stick' to 'An edible stick'