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) 83 640 4574
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    Read about What the pet travel process looks like

    Global Paws - 2 days ago
    Enjoy your weekend :)

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    Margaret Mentz - 2 days ago
    Don't know if there is someone in your office who is fluent in Afrikaans, but we are using your services and I wrote an article for Beeld and mentioned you.
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    Global Paws - 3 days ago
    Little Layla travelled from Johannesburg to Scotland. The owners then took her on a boat to Shetland. "Hello Elsabe sorry it's taken so long to reply had so much going on. I just want to thank you so so much for everything with Layla she's settled in no problem an wasn't faised by the flight or the boat when we had to get the boat from Aberdeen to Shetland. I just want to thank you again so so much would recommend you to anyone wanting there baby's moved. There is a few photos of her all settled in now even had her in the water for the first time ever :)"

    12 people like this
    Global Paws - 4 days ago
    Too precious! Charlie and Garfield travelled to the UK!

    11 people like this
    • "Thanks for this, has been a bit hectic but your email pre-empted mine to you. Thank you so much for organising everything so very efficiently from the SA side....."

      - Josie Rowe-Setz

    • "Just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU to you and your staff for making Toffee and Peanut`s relocation to Dubai so easy and stress-free. They arrived last Sund..."

      - Rowena Eadie

    • "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

    • "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...

    • "I trust that all is well with you and yours. I just wanted to drop a mail to thank you again for all you did. Now that our dogs are back we forget how much..."

      - Roland David

    • "Thanks you so much for bringing our boys back home to us in the Netherlands. They are doing really well in their new home and adjusting to our other dog as well..."

      - Heleen and Rolf Wilt...

    • "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

    • "I have just collected Oscar from the airport, he seems fine and happy. We are in a cab now, hopefully he will settle well at home. A big thank you for all you ..."

      - Megan Reynolds

    • "I am so sorry for the delay in replying but it has taken a little while to get up and running! Max & Cleo arrived very safely actually on the day that we ar..."

      - Sam, Wayne, Max & Cl...

    • "Thank you so much for all the love you gave to our baby, thank you so much for everything. We can`t wait tomorrow! Have a wonderful evening Warmest reg..."

      - Christel Coulibaly

    • "Thanks Jacqui. I just want to say how impressed I have been with your service so far. It means so much to me that you and your company understand how important ..."

      - Katy Dreyer

    • "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

    • "Clien`s doggies travelled from Cape Town to the UK.    Pur kids are home safely - thank you so so much for everything! I will send you a few pics of..."

      - Ilse-Mari

    • "Just to let you know that the dogs arrived in good health at Cape Town airport and fortunately were there when we arrived to collect them. Many thanks to you an..."

      - Wendy de Beer

    • "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

    • "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

    • "Lexie made it to San Francisco safely. Thank you very much for all of your help! "

      - Brian Westerfield

    • "Donavan has just left. He is such a darling! Very gentle with the animals. I got a bit teary and already I miss them. "

      - Michelle Friedman

    • "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...

    • "Dear Yvette, Bibi and Jacky, Our babies (Guinness and Bailey) have arrived and are completely settled in their new home in Stellenbosch. Thank you so very much..."

      - Cheryl Perepeczko all