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!


    National Switchboard & Quote Center:

    Office phone +27 (0) 87 997 0540
    Quote Center: click here

    For full contact listing please click here.

    Read about What the pet travel process looks like

    Claire Opitz - 6 days ago
    Our four legged babies arrived safely to their new home on Tuesday and we are super happy. Thank you Global Paws for taking such good care of them, you guys are awesome! Daisy and Charlie enjoying their new garden.

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    Global Paws - 26 days ago
    Dear all who are waiting to receive quotations from Global Paws: please bear with us, our Quote Department is totally snowed under due to large volume of current requests. Our team is working overtime to deal with the demands. If you have time limitations please contact Jacky on 087 997 0540.

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    • "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

    • "Hello Elsabe, sorry for the late replay, the shipping of Mustaffah went all well and I always recommended Global Paws ..."

      - Jurgen

    • "...It seems Tigger didn`t get to much stress by his journey, it looks like he is already get used to his new home, we can even say that he looks more playful th..."

      - Emmanuel Grenard

    • "Hi Jackie, I thought you may enjoy this picture. Our Yorkies have great fun in the snow. They have adapted beautifull..."

      - Walter Van den Heeve...

    • "This is to say a big thank you to you both and to let you know Kaiser and Butch are very healthy and happy in their new home. There were no problems other th..."

      - Steve, Mariann, Alic...

    • "Thank you for your wonderful and professional service you provided to the breeder Susann Everett and myself. Madison arrived safely and just tooo cute for word..."

      - Michelle Bennett

    • "I just wanted to say thank you delivering Rex safely to our premises today. It was a huge relief to see him safe and sound, especially after such a long trip. ..."

      - Suzie Beaven

    • "Thanks very much for the info. We can`t wait for him to arrive this side. This last week has probably been one of the longest of my life. My husband can`t w..."

      - Antoinette and Adr...

    • "Dear Elsabe, Well believe it or not, the dogs have settled in brilliantly!!! Even getting used to walking on leads in ..."

      - Luisa Watkins

    • "I just want to say a very big thank u to Global Paws and u Yvette also to Adriano what a fantastic person kept me informed at all times of what was happening to..."

      - Maria Gaspar.

    • "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

    • "Pearly arrived safe and sound and as before, all went like clockwork with her arrangements. We cannot fault any aspect of the service, once again Global Paws r..."

      - Linda Suttie

    • "Cate arrived in good spirits, though she was mad at me for three days. Happily, all seems to have been forgiven and she is doing great. Thank you so much..."

      - Craig, Julie & Cate

    • "I would like to extend to you my warmest appreciation for the excellent way in which you handled the relocation of my collegue, Hannie van Loggerenberg’s cats..."

      - Odile Harington

    • "Dear Yvette, Thank you kindly for attending to the clearance of Hugo Boss being the last professional in the chain of ..."

      - Raymond Welthagen

    • "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!

    • "Just to let you know that the dogs arrived in good health at Cape Town airport and fortunately were there when we arrived to collect them. Many thanks to you an..."

      - Wendy de Beer

    • "How does one measure compasion? is it what we say, or what we do ? Our experience with Global Paws was beyond our expectations when we moved from South Afric..."

      - Warren James Searle

    • "Dear Yvette / Rachael Just a note to thank you ladies once again for a job done OUTSTANDING!!! Many many thanks for ensuring that all went so smoothly!!! My..."

      - Bernice Bester

    • "I would like to THANK all three of you for making ATTALA’s (now DEXTER) journey so pleasant and so happy! Dexter arrived safely on the 19th , and thanks ..."

      - Helena, Kerry, Winst... all