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

    my cats travelled from dubai to cape town .thank you they are happy and safe with me

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    Christiane Heiligers - 45 days ago
    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 - 50 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 - 51 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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    • "We do have our babies safe and sound!!! They are super tired, but very happy to see us. I think everything went super well! Sanford (the older guy) got sick ..."

      - Valerie Naglich

    • "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

    • "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

    • "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

    • "Thank you again for all your efforts in collecting Tristan. She is happy there and Danny is happy to have some company. I am currently enroute to Johannesburg a..."

      - Francis Carbonu

    • "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

    • "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

    • "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...

    • "Monty travelled from CPT to Canada.   Monty arrived on Friday and was well taken care of. Thank you very much for the note placed on his box which was v..."

      - Trevor Simpson

    • "Today we picked up Snap in Atlanta and he is now at his new home.  Good job Global Paws.  Everything went as smoothly as I could have imagined. ..."

      - John Montgomery

    • "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

    • "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...

    • "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 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

    • "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

    • "Thanks very much for the follow up email. We honestly cannot find any fault at all with our beloved kitty Pearly`s travel arrangements and must commend you at G..."

      - Linda and Wayne Sutt...

    • "Thanks for these photos. Your babies are too adorable. I love your dogs who are very different. Is the one an Australian ranch dog? (I may have the breed wrong)..."

      - Jo Hedges

    • "Dear Elsabe, Well believe it or not, the dogs have settled in brilliantly!!! Even getting used to walking on leads in ..."

      - Luisa Watkins

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

      - Sue Franck all