Guidance & Personal supervision

how do I move my pets

Veterinary preparation

essential for pets relocating overseas

Pet travel crates

wooden travel boxes or plastic travel kennels

Pet protection plan

complementary cover for your pets while in transit

Traveller Welcome Pack

products that will ease the pet’s journey


care and love while you are away

Global Paws is one of the most reputable pet travel companies worldwide and we were the first IPATA member in South Africa.

Our Company owner/director, Dean Emin, serves on the board of IPATA as regional director for Africa and The Middle East providing unparalleled access to all international pet travel developments as they occur.


Hello & Welcome! We are so glad you have found us. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your pets.

Global Paws is here to safely and ethically take care of the entire process of your pet relocation needs. This means we will manage all your pets’ flights, veterinary requirements for overseas pet travel, origin and destination ground transportation, kennelling and much more.

Whether it is dog transport or cat transport that you are looking for, you can be confident that you’ve reached South Africa’s leading pet movers.

We have been providing reliable pet travel and animal moving services professionally since 1986 so you can imagine just how much experience, knowledge and understanding we have to offer you, read more About us.

We provide animal relocation services within South Africa and international transportation to and from anywhere in the world, read more Pet travel and animal relocation. Besides domestic pet shipping services and international pet travel services, we are also able to assist with the import of pets into South Africa and surrounding SADC countries. If your pet is transiting through South Africa we are able to arrange onward flights to all African and other international destinations and manage all your pet transit requirements.

What’s important to you?

  • Your comfort – We will provide you with professional and up to date pet travel guidance
    and expertise concerning your destination country’s specific requirements …read more
  • Your funds – invest with us, the professional company that charges an honest price for an above standard service. Our price does not compromise the level of service we supply or the care provided to your pets …read more
  • Your time - If you are a busy person, and finding time is difficult for you, let us supply you with an all-inclusive pet relocation service …read more
  • Your peace of mind – The safety of your pets is the most worrying aspect of your animal’s relocation experience and this is the reason why it is important that you deal with a professional and down to earth pet travel company, who will put your pet’s comfort, safety and needs above all else …read more
  • Uniqueness - Why are we the preferred travel agency and what else does Global Paws offer that is unique? …find answers here
  • Our company motto is: HOME IS WHERE YOUR PET IS. Every decision we make is based on this statement as we honestly believe that a pet completes a family. Every day we send or receive pets, either from international or local destinations, and see that the reunion with beloved furry friends is a very emotional and rewarding event for both the pet and its family. We are and will always be happy to take part in this unique experience.

    We are looking forward to your call!


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    Office phone +27 (0) 87 997 0540
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    For full contact listing please click here.

    Read about What the pet travel process looks like

    Diehan Pretorius - 1 day ago
    Thank you to Marlene and the Global Paws team for relocating Diablo to Thailand!! You guys are awesome!

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    Global Paws - 12 days ago
    Join us in taking this pledge and make this promise to our furry babies. They are family after all.

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    Karen Edwards - 12 days ago
    Beastie in the forest in Horsham UK x for more Beastie & Me adventures follow Thanks to Global Paws for everything xx

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    • "Dear Toinette, Thank you so much for arranging the transport of our Ridgeback Puppy from Cape Town. She arrived safel..."

      - Julie

    • "I just wanted to thank you for all your help in bringing my cats to Cape Town. They are safe and happy in their new home. I so appreciate everything you and the..."

      - Talisa Marr

    • "Just to let you know our `girls` have arrived safe and sound and very calm. They are both busy investigating the house going from room to room. I have made up t..."

      - Tina

    • "Thank you very much for managing the importation of Fudge. She is fine if a little bewildered of her new surroundings. A special thanks to your handler who I be..."

      - Rakesh Parbhoo

    • "Thank you Elsabe and Bibi for the professional way you handled the process with the dog family! We will surely recommend the services to all our friends who ne..."

      - Johann PRETORIUS

    • "I am just popping in to say THANKS A MILLION for all your support with Angel`s relocation. Angel is settling in well & appears to be very happy and relaxed;..."

      - Christine Hampton

    • "Hi there, Firstly, I have to tell you that the staff at the quarantine station were raving about how organised the girl..."

      - Mandy Ruthen

    • "I really do wish I could meet you in person and give you a hug. This has been quite stressful but you have been amazing with all of your help and attention. ..."

      - Donald Lessner

    • "I apologize for not contacting you sooner. The cats are great and settled down immediately. I must mention that Wed was most stressful. Like fools , we did n..."

      - Carmelitte

    • "Thank you thank you thank you for arranging this sooner than the 20th of September. You have been absolutely amazing. Thanks too for always keeping us in the ..."

      - Lucy Laurens

    • "An ENORMOUS THANK YOU to Toinette for easing Zigzag into his new country sooo smoothly and easily!!!!He is settling so w..."

      - Zigzag and Holly xxx...

    • "Sorry it`s taken so long, but my husband only arrived yesterday and it`s a bit difficult getting a picture of Monty and Bella together by myself....Let me know ..."

      - Christa Cameron

    • "Just a quick update to let you know how the cats are doing. Both seem to have settled down well and are busy destroying fabric and carpets and getting used to t..."

      - Mike Arblaster

    • "Client`s two dogs travelled from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam.    Yes everything went smoothly thank you. ...Thanks for all your help. The dogs are ..."

      - Kerry McCann

    • "Thank you so much for all the love you gave to our baby, thank you so much for everything. We can`t wait tomorrow! Have a wonderful evening Warmest reg..."

      - Christel Coulibaly

    • "Milo is happily settled with us in his new country and home.  I want to again thank you for an excellent service from day one with all the questions, worri..."

      - Ina Venter

    • "Sam and Chloe arrived safely on Friday. On behalf of all of us, we just want to thank you for getting them here safely. We glad to have them back with us...."

      - Ansuya, Abinav, Sam ...

    • "Thanks so much! Heard that Ronnie arrived safely! Thank you so very very much for all your hard work – to both you and Stephanie. You all did a fantastic j..."

      - Jacqui from HOBDAY E...

    • "I would like to thank you and your wonderful team for all your help.  The worst part of the re-location, was putting the pets through the whole ordeal, but..."

      - Tehan Beyers & Berna...

    • "Dear Yvette,  Many thanks for your help. The pets arrived in Frankfurt as planned and they were in good shape. Petair (Vineet) were very helpful and we dr..."

      - Lars Gustavsson all