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) 83 640 4574
    Quote Center: click here

    For full contact listing please click here.

    Read about What the pet travel process looks like

    Global Paws - 14 hours ago
    Pixie travelled from Botswana, stayed in our Kennels for 2 months and then travelled onward to the UK!

    15 people like this
    Global Paws - 1 day ago
    Happy Reunion! Olive and her mommy together at last! The Senegal Parrot, Olive, travelled from Johannesburg to Belfast last week! Client's update: "We are all well - thank you very much for all the work you did in getting Olive to Belfast. He arrived safely and is very happy in his new home. ...I was thrilled with everything you have done and the way you handled all the arrangements. Thank you again Regards, Siobhan"

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    Global Paws - 1 day ago
    It is so nice to receive email like this from a happy client! These kitties traveled to Rome! "Just a letter of deep felt gratitude for the EXCELLENT service which Global Paws provides. Always helpful and understanding, always accommodating and professional and always on time …… it is a complete PLEASURE to have worked with you. You have my loyalty for the rest of my life ! THANK YOU ! Sincere Regards, Mrs. Heidi Tietz"

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    Global Paws - 2 days ago
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    • "I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with Maggia. Sorry I never got to meet you when I fetched her to say thanks to you personally. It reall..."

      - Melanie Raath

    • "Hi Bibi Trust all is well with you. Derrick just collected the originals documentation for all 3 Dogs. Apparently he will collect the Dogs on Friday morni..."

      - Tullio Ravazzolo

    • "Dear Marlene, Thanks for the excellent service. My cats arrived safe and sound, and have settled in well. Thanks aga..."

      - Adrienne Molyneux

    • "Maggie travelled from JNB to Canada  Thank you for your message.   Maggie arrived well. From what my son Wayne tells me everything went well on ..."

      - Sheila Pomario

    • "We would like to thank you for looking after our cat Misty, we found your service to be excellent and all seems to be well. We really appreciated you keeping us..."

      - Wendy & Athol Mallen

    • "Hello Elsabe, sorry for the late replay, the shipping of Mustaffah went all well and I always recommended Global Paws ..."

      - Jurgen

    • "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...

    • "Chilli and Litchi arrives safe and sound in Brussels on Friday evening 20h00.  It was a long 24 hours journey for them but they seemed fine and were very h..."

      - Michelle Whittemore ...

    • "Hi Guys Just want to give you both a big huge thanks for your assistance, support and help with Roxy Roxy was delivered at my family home safe and happy..."

      - Drinie Viljoen

    • "Dear Elsabe, ...Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for getting her here safely, for all your help and for mak..."

      - Elisa and Lily

    • "Dear Yvette,  Many thanks for your help. The pets arrived in Frankfurt as planned and they were in good shape. Petair (Vineet) were very helpful and we dr..."

      - Lars Gustavsson

    • "How can we every say thank you enough! Smudge & Amber-Jade arrived at lunch time today, tired but in great spirits. We took them for a walk to stretch thei..."

      - Chris, Lois, Smudge ...

    • "Thank you for everything you have done for Tom . He is well and safe in Mauritius . "

      - Catherine

    • "I would like to thank you for the wonderful job that you have done for us. The dogs arrived as scheduled and they are happy in their new yard. Thank you once a..."

      - Florentina Radoi, PA...

    • "Hi Yvette, Hope this finds you doing well! Frank & I were thinking of taking a few trips over the next couple of years. Since you all were so good with Peyco..."

      - Tami Marshall

    • "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

    • "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

    • "Hi Yvette, They have finally arrived! Kleintjie and Tiny have adapted quite well since we fetched them at the Perth Do..."

      - André Rossouw

    • "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

    • "Client`s two dogs travelled from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam.    Yes everything went smoothly thank you. ...Thanks for all your help. The dogs are ..."

      - Kerry McCann all