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) 83 640 4574
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    Read about What the pet travel process looks like

    Global Paws - 5 days ago
    From Russia with Love: Thank you so much for all your assistance and helping me a year ago to relocate my little Chihuahua x. It was very scary for me, as I have never done anything like this before. But my little Twiggy was fine and it only took 3 days, and she arrived in Russia. Russia was a horrible experience for both me and Twiggy. We were situated in a very remote area, and very close to Siberia. Temperatures in winter dropped to minus 20 during the day and up to minus 40 at night time. Twiggy hated it. She is fully house trained and she didn't want to use the puppy training pads, she insisted on going out for a number 2. Unfortunately after a couple of times i decided it best not to take her out in those temperatures, as the snow, and wind would freeze her little paws within seconds. So she had to learn to go in the house.. After a year we decided Russia is not for us and we had to get back to sunny SA. Unfortunately getting Twiggy home was not as simple as getting her to Russia. We now had to do several blood test, which could not be done where we are situated. Despite the language barrier and with the help of Elsabe and her contact in Moscow we managed to find a lab to do the test. We still had to fly the blood to Moscow, and Russia doesn't allow you to fly blood cargo, so we had to fly with the blood. Its one of the longest domestic flights as its a 9 hour flight. Blood tests were all good and we had to fly with Twiggy in the cabin from Sakhalin to Moscow. Twiggy was a bit stressed but she settled on the flight. We stayed with her in Moscow for 3 days before handing her to the agent. Another 3 days later when all the paperwork was sorted they sent Twiggy to OR Tambo international airport. Unfortunately she had to go into quarantine , and i was not allowed to see her. Elsabe and her team gave me regular updates on her. After 8 days of quarantine I got a call that Twiggy is on her way home! She was beside herself when she saw me, and didn't stop whining for at least half an hour. Besides loosing some weight she was in great condition! Twiggy is a very happy to be back as she has her garden to roam around in and just be a normal dog! A HUGE thank you to global paws especially Elsabe for all the help and assistance during the last year. Kind Regards Wendy Moller

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    Global Paws - 5 days ago
    Tommy travelled from Cape Town to Amsterdam :) client's note: "Thank you for all your assistance and professionalism. Tommy is safe and sound on the other side. Yours faithfully, Lara"

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    Global Paws - 11 days ago
    Enjoy your weekend :)

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    Margaret Mentz - 11 days ago
    Don't know if there is someone in your office who is fluent in Afrikaans, but we are using your services and I wrote an article for Beeld and mentioned you.
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    • "Thank you for excellent service all the way Toinette! It has been fantastic! Speaking of fantastic: Leo is the perfect man for the job he does. What a dog lover..."

      - Marie Grell

    • "Hi Bibi Trust all is well with you. Derrick just collected the originals documentation for all 3 Dogs. Apparently he will collect the Dogs on Friday morni..."

      - Tullio Ravazzolo

    • "Hello Elsabe Sorry it`s taken so long to reply had so much going on. I just want to thank you so so much for everythin..."

      - Leanna

    • "Thank you does not do it justice for all that you and Global Paws did to prep myself and my fur babies for their big flight across the Atlantic. I am grateful f..."

      - Sarah

    • "Thanks very much for the follow up email. We honestly cannot find any fault at all with our beloved kitty Pearly`s travel arrangements and must commend you at G..."

      - Linda and Wayne Sutt...

    • "many thanks for assisting with the paperwork, flights and bringing the cats to Lesotho. It took a while to get everything sorted with all the persons involved b..."

      - Juergen

    • "Thank you so much for your assistance.  All went well and Fraulein is very much ok at this stage. Trying to play with the kitten, which want nothing to do ..."

      - Andrien Myburgh

    • "Hi Elsabe, We only experienced 1st Class service! Thanks a million! We are very satisfied. We would recommend you guys..."

      - Adaan Pretorius

    • "Bruce & Anita Corbett has sent you a Jacquie Lawson electronic greeting. Please click on the following link to see your card. If your e-mail program has not ..."

      - Bruce & Anita Corbet

    • "I would just like to say a very big THANK YOU for all of your assistance in getting Spud and Mango to Doha. I was truly impressed by the service received from a..."

      - Tanya Kiss

    • "Thank you for all your help, support and patience in bringing Bennett Puppy to my house today. He arrived safely, was so excited that he dribble all over me..."

      - Michelle Bennett

    • "Both arrived safe and well and EXTREMELY happy to be with their family again albeit in new and drastically colder surroundings! They’ve immediately taken ..."

      - Andy Simpson

    • "Dear Bibi , Charlene , Elsabe and the Team at Global Paws. I would like to extend my deepest and sincerest gratitude for everything that you have done to get ..."

      - Dr Z Akoojee BVSc, C...

    • "I just wanted to let you know that Spencer arrived safely and coped with the flight incredibly well, as I`m sure my mom already let you know.  The procedu..."

      - Carla Liesching

    • "Hi Bibi Just a quick email to thank you for delivering Chloe on Thursday. It was a pleasure to have her delivered to me. Thank you for your time an..."

      - Vanessa

    • "Bambi arrived safely and was just exhausted - we took her for a run on the beach front and she came home and slept! She seems to be doing fantastically! Thank..."

      - Deb and family!

    • "Mary said that your man collected my babies very nicely and they were really happy with their accommodation. Thanks so much. Have a nice weekend. "

      - Vanessa Burnett-Hick...

    • "Dear Elsabe, I`m pleased to say that everything went off well and the cats and Becky all arrived safe and sound. Thanks..."

      - Peter Sloan

    • "I cannot begin to thank you enough for your assistance with locating and caring for my dog over the past several days. He is very exhausted, but all and all se..."

      - Regina Kolc

    • "I would like to thank you for the wonderful job that you have done for us. The dogs arrived as scheduled and they are happy in their new yard. Thank you once a..."

      - Florentina Radoi, PA... all