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

    Mia Van Rooyen - 8 days ago
    Thanks Global Paws helping to get little Xavier to South Africa safe from Czech Republic.

    25 people like this
    Diehan Pretorius - 39 days ago
    Thank you to Marlene and the Global Paws team for relocating Diablo to Thailand!! You guys are awesome!

    8 people like this
    • "Dear Elsabe, Just to drop you a line to let you know that Vega arrived safe and relatively unstressed. She is settling in very well. I again want to thank you..."

      - Brenda Brent

    • "Thank you so so much for everything that you have done, you have been absolutely amazing. I will email you later to let you know when Spencer is safe and sound ..."

      - Carla

    • "Two dogs: Clark & Leo travelled from Johannesburg to Calgary. Clark and Leo arriving in Calgary.  Click the YouTube link to see more http://youtu..."

      - John & Sandy Marsh

    • "Thanks so much for checking in and everything went very well. The handler Donovan who made the delivery was very good and professional and Kima arrived in good ..."

      - Sara Sullivan

    • "...I have to say that Global Paws has been most efficient in handling my animals - I thank you and Jaqui very much. Added to this is Stuart at Manica. He was al..."

      - Micki Perepeczko

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

      - Julie

    • "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 ...

    • "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

    • "You guys were absolutely amazing! Doggie is 100% settled and was not at all phased by his travels. Thank you SOOOO much and I will be happy to recommend your s..."

      - Glynis Coetzee - B.A...

    • "Thank you for a terrific service! First and foremost I have to thank Cesar for going out of his way to assist us – he helped us get some necessary documen..."

      - Andre Koekemoer

    • "Thank you for the professional, friendly & all round excellent manner with which you dealt with the organisation, relocation and import of our 3 dogs (Molly, Ma..."

      - Guin Gilbert

    • "Thank you so much for the email. My babies arrived safe and sound thank you very much! :-) The only mishap we did exeperience is that the leashes and Jessie`..."

      - Nicole Smith

    • "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

    • "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...

    • "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...

    • "Just a quick email to thank you for all your help with Jake,arrived safely yesterday and has had 2 walks ,loads to eat and drink and a good rest, let ..."

      - Nicola

    • "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

    • "Hi Yvette, Hope this finds you doing well! Frank & I were thinking of taking a few trips over the next couple of years. Since you all were so good with Peyco..."

      - Tami Marshall

    • "Hi Elsabe! I brought Lammington home today - she seemed a bit timid at first but then the volume turned up the longer we were in the car ;-) She wondered arou..."

      - Natasha Polasek

    • "THANKS GOD!!!! Both doggies arrived safely yesterday evening in Managua. I took them as soon as we passed the paper work quickly to their new home which they ..."

      - Gereon all