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"The best therapist has fur and four legs."

- Unknown

Trusted and compassionate global pet transportation for modern times

Our journey began in 1989 when a kenneling client from our well-established Snowpine Kennels requested that we transport their furry companion to Europe. Having previously navigated the intricacies of international pet imports for our own beloved animals, we embraced the challenge. With determination, we successfully relocated our first canine friend, and thus, the seed was planted for Global Paws.


Fast forward 35 years, and we've become the proud caretakers of over 65,000 pets, crafting an equivalent number of IATA-approved travel kennels to ensure their safety and comfort throughout their journeys. Global Paws, now firmly rooted, stands tall with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, manned by a dedicated team of 29 individuals who, as fellow pet owners, comprehend the anxieties our clients entrust us with when it comes to their furry companions.


In the blink of an eye, time has flown by, and our commitment to reuniting pets with their families remains unwavering. Our passion and ethical approach have not gone unnoticed, earning Global Paws the prestigious Brand of the Year accolade for 2019/2020 and once again in 2022/2023 from the esteemed World Branding Awards in their Animalis Edition. We're not just transporting pets; we're crafting memorable journeys for the cherished members of your family.


Global Paws likes to expand its views and ways…

Since the grand opening of our Vet Room in May 2019, Global Paws has gone from strength to strength. This dedicated space, nestled within our Johannesburg premises, marked a pivotal moment in our journey. With our own devoted veterinarian on-site, we assure our clients that all veterinary travel requirements are diligently met, adhering to the latest industry standards. Not only has this development streamlined procedures for our furry guests at Snowpine Kennels, allowing them to undergo veterinary travel procedures and health certificate endorsements without leaving their familiar kennel environment, but it has also become a catalyst for our continued growth and success.


Dedicated to enhancing the overall travel experience, we have implemented a range of initiatives. For our clients, we take pride in offering the complimentary Pet Protection Plan, providing additional security, and reaffirming our commitment to their peace of mind. Our cherished pet travelers now enjoy the benefits of the Traveler Comfort Pack, a carefully curated collection of travel accessories that exceed industry standards, ensuring a more comfortable journey.


Remaining vigilant to the ever-evolving rules and regulations within the pet travel industry, we stay connected with IPATA, the world's foremost pet travel association. It's worth noting that our owner and director have served on the board as the regional director for Africa and the Middle East.


In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we have instituted a 48-hour quote return commitment, introduced a customer care liaison, conducted mid and post-service satisfaction surveys, and empowered our team managers to vigilantly monitor every pet shipment. To address concerns or queries promptly, our 24-hour emergency contact numbers are always at your disposal.

Exciting Developments Unveiled: Global Paws Online Store!

In tandem with this journey, we are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our array of services – the introduction of our Online Store. This platform is more than just a virtual marketplace; it's a testament to our commitment to expanding our offerings and enhancing the overall experience for our valued clients. With the Online Store, we aim to provide a seamless and convenient way for pet owners to access a curated selection of quality products that complement and enrich the lives of their beloved companions. This venture represents another step forward in our mission to be at the forefront of providing comprehensive and exceptional services in the pet care industry.


Introducing yet another thrilling and innovative addition to our lineup – CareTags. This product is packed with an array of features, including an appointment diary, vaccine and medication organizer, digital vet record, and a document diary with seamless sharing and privacy options. What's more, CareTags Connect takes it a step further by assisting in reuniting lost pets with their owners and offering even more exciting features.

 As we reflect in the soothing shade of the mighty Oak we've nurtured, observing our team of experts integral to this journey, we are quietly confident that this Oak will continue to mature. The tiny acorns it produces will, in turn, be nurtured into beautiful Oaks.


Passionate about what we do, we are committed to being the very best we can be, ensuring that our motto - HOME IS WHERE YOUR PET IS - remains not just a phrase but a living reality!

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dean & izabella emin

Directors & Owners

 "It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, be in love with life".

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 16:30

Local, International and Import  Pet Travel Services

Settling into a new home with pets? Welcome to Global Paws NEW Online Pet Shop! Explore our start-up packages for all their needs, plus essential household items like universal electric plugs. Shop confidently for high-quality products prioritizing your pet's well-being and your convenience. Give your pet (and yourself) the warm, hassle-free welcome you both deserve.

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