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 - 9 days ago
    Happy Akira running on the beach. She recently travelled from Johannesburg to Australia. She got a new baby sister when she arrived too ;) Too cute!
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    Global Paws - 22 days ago
    Kleintjie and Tiny happily arrived in Perth! Client's update: "They have finally arrived! Kleintjie and Tiny have adapted quite well since we fetched them at the Perth Domestic Airport, after four days at Global Paws in SA and ten days at Eastern Creek Quarantine Station in Sydney Australia. The staff at Global Paws was very professional throughout the whole process and guided us each step of the way with every intricate detail action that needed to be taken. I would definitely recommend Global Paws to anyone else that wishes to embark on a similar venture. A special thanks to you for all your patience, who always assisted us with a smile, without exception when we on many occasions changed our plans and timelines. Thank you so much Best Regards André"

    9 people like this
    Global Paws - 23 days ago
    ZigZag travelled to New Zealand! .... and here another wonderful email from happy customer: "An ENORMOUS THANK YOU to Toinette for easing Zigzag into his new country sooo smoothly and easily!!!! He is settling so well and appears to not suffer the jet lag that I do...maybe I must travel via a Global Paws next time!!!!!!!! Many many thanks Toinette.. you were such a STAR!!!! Special love zigzag and holly xxxx"

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    • "Dear Yvette, Ah you are an angel above all other angels - service form Global Paws (which is really you as you are the only I`ve dealt with) has been incredib..."

      - Lisa Bucher

    • "We would like to thank you and the Team from Global Paws for what you did to make this possible. Midge and Tickie arrived safe and sound. We had no problems o..."

      - Mike Taylor IT Supp...

    • "Morning Marlene, Thank you for your email. Our dogs arrived and everything from the Global paws side was excellent. Your professionalism from day one in how I ..."

      - Lisa Alexander

    • "Just a word of thanks for all been done for out 2 little ones been send over the Canada. They have arrived in Canada and are very happy. Once again, thank..."

      - Rozanne Lourens

    • "Many thanks to you and staff at Global Paws, Mickey would seem to have had an uneventful trip and Su says she was in fine form, we shall see her in about 3 w..."

      - Bill and Sandra Stod...

    • "Thanks so much! Heard that Ronnie arrived safely! Thank you so very very much for all your hard work – to both you and Stephanie. You all did a fantastic j..."

      - Jacqui from HOBDAY E...

    • "Hi Elsabe! I brought Lammington home today - she seemed a bit timid at first but then the volume turned up the longer we were in the car ;-) She wondered arou..."

      - Natasha Polasek

    • "Thank you thank you thank you for arranging this sooner than the 20th of September. You have been absolutely amazing. Thanks too for always keeping us in the ..."

      - Lucy Laurens

    • "This is to say a big thank you to you both and to let you know Kaiser and Butch are very healthy and happy in their new home. There were no problems other th..."

      - Steve, Mariann, Alic...

    • "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...

    • "Tim Tam is safe and sound with her grandparents and is finding the Gauteng lifestyle to be ok, if not VERY different from the Australian outback. She has a r..."

      - Wesley, Nicole & Tim...

    • "Hi Yvette! Hope you are doing well. I just wanted to give you a very big thank you for all your valuable guidance thro..."

      - Michelle de Klerk

    • "The trip went well with no incidents.  We were particularly impressed with the care provided in Frankfurt where at no time was Scruffy left in the cold whi..."

      - Deirdre van der Berg

    • "Dear Yvette, Thank you kindly for attending to the clearance of Hugo Boss being the last professional in the chain of ..."

      - Raymond Welthagen

    • "Sam and Chloe arrived safely on Friday. On behalf of all of us, we just want to thank you for getting them here safely. We glad to have them back with us...."

      - Ansuya, Abinav, Sam ...

    • "Two doggies - Sasha & Ching travelled from Malawi to Phillipines. A very big "thank you" especially to you and the Global Paws team for a fantastic jo..."

      - Perry Perepeczko

    • "Hi Elsabe, We are all well - thank you very much for all the work you did in getting Olive to Belfast. He arrived safel..."

      - Siobhan Watson

    • "Thanks so much Elsabe! Dogs arrived safe, sound and happy. Thanks so much for taking such good care of our babies!"

      - Charl & Jani

    • "Hi there, Firstly, I have to tell you that the staff at the quarantine station were raving about how organised the girl..."

      - Mandy Ruthen

    • "Shinzo is home and has adapted very well. We are thrilled with him!!! When I let him out of his cage at the airport he seemed completely unaffected by the tr..."

      - Clinton Spence all