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

    Mr Bones all packed up and ready to go for his TV commercial Shoot. The travel box turned out awesome. Thank you.

    17 people like this
    Our Famous Mr Bones the Blue and Gold Macaw getting ready for his trip to fame, thank you Global Paws for assisting us with the transport to Durban and for making his awesome box, even with the last minute plans and hicups we had it turned out fantastic.

    • "Thank you so much for your assistance.  All went well and Fraulein is very much ok at this stage. Trying to play with the kitten, which want nothing to do ..."

      - Andrien Myburgh

    • "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

    • "Donovan has probably already called you, but just in case, I`m writing to confirm that he and Cooper arrived safely, around 4:30 pm.   Cooper seemed bewild..."

      - Kimberly Murphy

    • "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

    • "Angel Lola travelled from Durban - Johannesburg - London    A BIG THANK YOU! I would like to thank you for all your assistance in helping me to bri..."

      - Catherina Schoeman

    • "Diablo travelled from JNB to Namibia on the 12th of December 2011: Thank you SO MUCH our little boy has arrived :) and was looking good, Thank you all fo..."

      - Raey Beukes

    • "The dogs arrived here on Saturday afternoon. They looked good and despite being a bit tired, appeared to be in good spirits. They are settling well. Bolt is r..."

      - Yvette Clark

    • "I just wanted to thank you one last time for all your hard work, your attentive manner of dealing with all of our needs and requests, and finally for your compa..."

      - Ranza Cramer

    • "I just wanted to let you know that Spencer arrived safely and coped with the flight incredibly well, as I`m sure my mom already let you know.  The procedu..."

      - Carla Liesching

    • "I am just popping in to say THANKS A MILLION for all your support with Angel`s relocation. Angel is settling in well & appears to be very happy and relaxed;..."

      - Christine Hampton

    • "Thanks Elsabe, Everything went smoothly thanks to you all, including JP, and apart from Bertie`s jetlag (he falls over asleep all the time!) he is fine. &..."

      - Brian Wood

    • "Thank you so much for everything. They arrived safely and are currently wandering around their new home inspecting it  Everything was awesome and couldn..."

      - Kerry Cochrane

    • "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 everythin..."

      - Leanna

    • "Dear Yvette / Rachael Just a note to thank you ladies once again for a job done OUTSTANDING!!! Many many thanks for ensuring that all went so smoothly!!! My..."

      - Bernice Bester

    • "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

    • "How does one measure compasion? is it what we say, or what we do ? Our experience with Global Paws was beyond our expectations when we moved from South Afric..."

      - Warren James Searle

    • "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...

    • "Hi there. I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone we dealt with at global paws in getting our 3 mutts down to cape town and back. It was an absolute pl..."

      - Paolo Grippa

    • "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

    • "Bella Doepker arrived happy and well! Amanda was very happy! Thank you so much for a wonderful job! We will use you every time! What a great team! "

      - Ron Nelson all