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

    Global Paws - 5 days ago
    Little Pasha as frisky as ever! This little one travelled from Johannesburg all the way to Melbourne, Australia. Update from client: "Dearest Elsabe, As you can imagine, I am completely overjoyed to have my baby with me again after his very long journey from South Africa. He has been amazing! He has just settled in without any problems and already thinks he owns the place :) I just wanted to thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for everything that you have done for both me and my baby. No question or request was ever too much for you to answer and I felt completely assured of Pasha's safety prior to and during his travel to Australia as he was in your safe hands. If I ever have to relocate my mother's cats to Australia, I will absolutely be using Global Paws to assist with the process and I will be sure to recommend all friends and family to use your company should they need to. Thank you thank you thank you. You have made one woman very very happy!! Wishing you a lovely day further. Kind regards, Tiffany Brest"

    9 people like this
    Global Paws - 6 days ago
    Look at these happy pups! Chuck and Lee settling into their new-found UK home all the way from Johannesburg. Update from client: Hi Toinette and Yvette, The pups have arrived and look great. We are very happy and would like to thank you very much for all your efforts!!! They are settling in very well. Kind Regards Kyle Hutchinson"

    18 people like this
    • "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

    • "I believe you are very well. I`m doing very good thank you. The doggies are now gone, didn`t think I would but I miss them, and I must say things are very d..."

      - Henk Dercksen

    • "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 ...

    • "Thank you so much for all your effort regarding Cloe travelling from JHB to Washington DC. Looking after her and all the love you gave her. She arrived safely ..."

      - Jacob and Marcelle v...

    • "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...

    • "Peanut is doing great, thank you for the great service in assisting us with these arrangements. I will try and get some photos and send them through. It has be..."

      - Charlene Coetzee

    • "Thanks for all your assistance, unfortunately the new owner will not pay your fees and as I said I have learnt a lot form this!! From now on any other litters I..."

      - Debbie Collier

    • "I have recently had a litter of puppies, many of whom went to homes outside of South Africa. I used Global Paws to get them to their destinations safely and can..."

      - Debbie Collier Kumal...

    • "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!

    • "Thank you so much for all the communication and assistance through this move – our pets seem genuinely happy to be with the family again – I had Gan..."

      - Ian Brennan CFO MEA

    • "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...

    • "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 ...

    • "Dear Toinette, ...Moving country is always very stressful, but moving our beloved pets is even more stressful. I did m..."

      - Jan Vaalie

    • "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

    • "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...

    • "Two dogs: Clark & Leo travelled from Johannesburg to Calgary. I would like to thank you and your team for such a profesional performance and affitude to yo..."

      - Bob Brett ( Sandra`s...

    • "Dear Toinette, We picked up Comrade from quarantine today. He was SO happy to see Elan and wee`d everywhere in excitem..."

      - Sue Franck

    • "I just wanted to again thank you for the wonderful treatment Jake has received. Please let Donnavan know that we truly appreciate his care with Jake and sorry ..."

      - Wendy

    • "Dear Elsabe, First I want to thank you personally in helping us step by step getting our little one her safely! we were so nerves having our little pup tr..."

      - Chantel du plessis &...

    • "Just a short note to thank you for the arrangements you made on my behalf for Bertie`s travel to California.  You will be pleased to know that he arrived o..."

      - Brian Wood all