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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    Read about What the pet travel process looks like

    Global Paws - 3 days ago
    Just received from our client: Dear Marlene, I really cannot describe how grateful I am to you, for all your attention and all the help you provided in Liv's Relocation. From the very first moment of contact, not only was everything handled tremendously professionally, but done so in a manner which radiated genuine care and love for the well being of our little Liv. You were always available for any query or even last minute panic (including calming reassurance on a Sunday just before her travels even when we intruded in your personal time). Once again words fail to adequately convey my immense thanks for all you have done. As for Liv she is settling in slowly but surely as can be expected coming from the warmth of suburban life to the complete opposite in the dead of winter in a bustling city. We are hoping once this period of adaptation passes she will be as happy as she was before. In parting again please extend my sincerest thanks to everyone at Global Paws for the manner in which they treated us all like family and ensured that my family could move completely with me.

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    Amy May Vlok - 7 days ago
    Thank you for getting our Lilly bear all the way to her new home. She is happy and healthy. I can recommend global paws! Thank you to Nadine for helping us sort out all the documents and keeping us up to date with all the processes.

    5 people like this
    • "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

    • "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

    • "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 Elsabe, They both arrived safely and to my surprise were totally livid. They rushed out of their boxes and discovered the whole flat. They didn’t want ..."

      - Selina Wehrmann

    • "Thanks for all your help, we`re so relieved to have them reunited with us. We are very impressed with the professional service Global Paws offers. We will defi..."

      - Angela and Scott

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

      - Jurgen

    • "Thank you for all the help I did receive from Global Paws.  A very special  Thank You to Toinette and Tracy for all the help they gave to the Cats and..."

      - Marina L Minnie - Tr...

    • "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

    • "I wish to express our thanks and appreciation to you for all your assistance and support  regarding the importation of Beau-Rex and Tinkles.  They ha..."

      - Rudi Janse van Vuure...

    • "Thanks so much Elsabe! Dogs arrived safe, sound and happy. Thanks so much for taking such good care of our babies!"

      - Charl & Jani

    • "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

    • "Thanks for the note and for taking such good care of our Tombi. She arrived in Atlanta on time, safe and sound, no problems at all.  She is getting some r..."

      - John Shealy (Jordan ...

    • "Bella Doepker arrived happy and well! Amanda was very happy! Thank you so much for a wonderful job! We will use you every time! What a great team! "

      - Ron Nelson

    • "Happy 2013 to you and all at Global Paws bayou guys are soooooo awesome and really calm and assuring and good at what you do.  Words cannot express or say..."

      - Sherry-Lynn

    • "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

    • "Shinzo is home and has adapted very well. We are thrilled with him!!! When I let him out of his cage at the airport he seemed completely unaffected by the tr..."

      - Clinton Spence

    • "The trip went well with no incidents.  We were particularly impressed with the care provided in Frankfurt where at no time was Scruffy left in the cold whi..."

      - Deirdre van der Berg

    • "Thank you sooooo much! Scrappy is at home now...My kids join me to thank you for all the love he received. He looks so good! "

      - Christel Coulibaly

    • "Dear Elsabe, After a very long trip and a huge fight at Yuhzno i got my little Twiggy! She is doing well a little bit..."

      - Wendy Moller

    • "Today we picked up Snap in Atlanta and he is now at his new home.  Good job Global Paws.  Everything went as smoothly as I could have imagined. ..."

      - John Montgomery all