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 - 25 days ago
    Nina joined her family in the UK yesterday.

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    Sally Toms - 27 days ago
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    • "...While we were in the transit lounge in Nairobi I happened to look out of the window onto the apron and lo and behold I spot a little tractor pulling a lonely..."

      - Patrick Dwyer

    • "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

    • "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...

    • "A big thank you to you and global paws from the Moodley family for making the transition back to South Africa trouble free. I would like to extended a hearties..."

      - The Moodley Family.

    • "Hi Everyone at Global Paws Tiya arrived safely in the UK, she is utterly exhausted and fast asleep...thank you for your extremely professional service, I can`t..."

      - Sankara Langley and ...

    • "Greetings from El Paso, Tx. My wife and I are very happy for all your help, Global Paws are the best. Hunter and Sweet Pea arrived in great conditions. Plea..."

      - Oscar, Karla, Hunter...

    • "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

    • "Dear Yvette, Izabella and Dean, Just a letter of deep felt gratitude for the EXCELLENT service which Global Paws provid..."

      - Mrs. Heidi Tietz

    • "We`re at our new home and everything is great. The cats are curious and happy and much more perky than me after an 11 hour flight. Thank you so much for everyth..."

      - Stephanie Nel

    • "Dear Yvette, ...I would just like to say thank you very very much! :) You guys are awesome! I have been happily reunited with my furry friends thank you so mu..."

      - Eric Rees

    • "Three huskies travelled from Cape Town to Brazil.  Thank you so much for arranging the dogs travel. They arrived safely and seemed very relaxed. It took ..."

      - Sandra Hansen

    • "Dear Marlene, Thank you so much for having Phudi send to me safe and sound and in excellent condition! The reunion between us was teary and wagtailling! He is..."

      - Anneki Coetzee

    • "Thanks, all went well and the dogs arrived safely in Dar es Salaam. There did not show any sign of stress and were just happy to see us again. There were no rem..."

      - Nina

    • "Sisi arrived well and it appears she was very well looked after. Thank you for everything and I would definitely recommend Global Paws to anyone I know who wou..."

      - Mayan, JB and Sisi

    • "Dear Elsabe, Thank you so much they were great, it was an awesome reunion with their Pappa. You guys are fantastic to..."

      - Mali Reed

    • "Thank you to you and the team at global paws for getting our puggies and cats safely to Kenya. I can`t tell you how nice it feels to have the family back toget..."

      - Jennifer Manson

    • "It is August when we see a posting on the Stillbaai Animal Welfare Facebook page for Bilbo the Golden Retriever needing a new home. Bilbo is a five year old boy..."

      - Golden Retriever Res...

    • "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

    • "It is with great pleasure that I wish to convey my appreciation in the professional way in which your consultants perform their daily functions. I do wish to..."

      - Mark Stokes Operatio...

    • "We were so excited to see the cats on Friday, and they seem to have settled in well....although dying to get outside! Thank you for a fantastic service. I will..."

      - Paula Leahy all