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

    A very big thank you to Global Paws for "holding our hand" through the entire process of getting our babies from SA to the UK. We are reunited once again and very grateful for your professionalism, kind nature and cool temperament, even when I was wrapped in emotional turmoil. It's been a pleasure working with you and wish you the very best for the festive season! Here's a pic of the pets with their daddy, whom they have not seen since September. The Heiligers.

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    Global Paws - 8 days ago
    These kitties travelled from Guinea to South Africa. There names are Baba and Missy. Their dad built them this nice Cattery. Lucky babies ;)

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    Global Paws - 9 days ago
    Sasha travelled from Taiwan to Cape Town. Update from Client: "Dear Toinette and Global Paws Staff, From the bottom of our hearts we thank you, for the excellent service and advice you gave us. Traveling and moving with your pet can be very stressful but you made everything so easy for us. Your team is incredible and you guys really get things done. Taiwan could definitely do with a company like Global Paws. I will always recommend your services to all my friends traveling. Sasha went through a lot in 2 weeks, but now she has a lovely garden and she is so happy. She loves being outside she now has a doggie tan. Her pink little tummy is all dark. So we need to watch her time outside and I guess I will get some doggie sun tan lotion soon. Thank you, God Bless and be safe in the festive season. Kind Regards, Tanya and family. "

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    Global Paws - 9 days ago
    Jax travelled from Cape Town to London, the UK. Update from client: "Dear Toinette, Jax has arrived and all went well for the collection. She arrived happy to see me, a little confused perhaps for the first couple of days and slept a fair amount. She has loved her walks every day but is taking a little time to adapt to a smaller home, the cold and the short days. She puts herself to bed at 17h00 which i presume is because of the dark. All in all she appears happy! I am attaching a couple of photos of her first few days here in the UK. Many thanks for all your help and organisation I would not hesitate to recommend Global Paws to others. Regards, Alison Devine

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    • "Hi Elsabe, Thanks for your email and apologies for my delayed one, but things have been hectic here on this side. Just to let you know that our two dogs trave..."

      - John, Pauline, Tiger...

    • "Dear Global Paws, Thank you so much for all your assistance and helping me a year ago to relocate my little Chihuahua ..."

      - Wendy Moller

    • "Pets travelled to USA, Washington. Pets arrived safe and sound, great care and attention by all through this process. Thank you Elsabe and all at Global P..."

      - Mary and Mike Harrig...

    • "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

    • "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

    • "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

    • "I really do wish I could meet you in person and give you a hug. This has been quite stressful but you have been amazing with all of your help and attention. ..."

      - Donald Lessner

    • "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 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

    • "All went well and Mocca and I safely arrived in Germany. Mocca is doing very good and enjoyed the first time seeing snow. ... Thank you for the excellent ser..."

      - Alexander Hegeler

    • "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!

    • "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

    • "I can not put into words how thankful I am, the kitty cats are settling in - they flew well, will definitely take pictures for you and email a proper thank you ..."

      - Christine, Leila and...

    • "Hi Yvette, Just a quick note to let you know that Cleo, Lily & Molly arrived home in Perth last night after their 3 month quarantine period! They are following..."

      - The Falconer Family

    • "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

    • "I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all of your hard work getting Stewy to South Africa.  I know he was an unusual case and I feel certain we ..."

      - Sherri & Stewy

    • "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

    • "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

    • "Thank you, our cats are with us and everything went very smoothly. The guy who delivered them rang us and told us where he was every step of the way and was ver..."

      - Anel Whiting

    • "Two dogs: Alley & Finnley travelled from Dubai to Cape Town Thank you so much to you and the team at Global Paws for handling our precious cargo with such ..."

      - Adri & Lizette Beste... all