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.


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) 11 100 7400
    Quote Center: click here

    For full contact listing please click here.

    Read about What the pet travel process looks like

    Global Paws - 19 minutes ago
    Gracie and Almandine travelled from Cape Town to London. From client: "Hi Elsabe, I just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU to you in particular and all at Global Paws for your excellent, empathetic and wonderful service. Of all the stresses that faced me on this massive life changing journey, my dogs being safe and able to be with me was by far the biggest. From the first phone call, you were kind, understanding and helpful. Trevor was awesome too, and the two dogs just related immediately to him, I so appreciated the phone call to say they were checked in and looking calm. Andrew, who delivered them safely to our new address, from the UK company was also amazing and gentle, and the dogs seemed unfazed by the whole experience after a walk around the neighborhood and a good snack. They have settled well, and send love and licks to all of you as well. ...... Going to take a little getting used to going out in the icy dark for a last wee at night! : ) They have sent you a photo - same couch different hemisphere!"

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    • "Pets travelled to USA, Washington. Pets arrived safe and sound, great care and attention by all through this process. Thank you Elsabe and all at Global P..."

      - Mary and Mike Harrig...

    • "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

    • "Hi Marlene Thor arrived safely and very happy. Thank you it was an excellend experience with Global paws, fantastic ser..."

      - Irene

    • "Email received with thanks . Well Done on the transport of Louisa – she arrived safely at the Durban Cargo Airport in a secure spacious travel box with a s..."

      - Joan Widdowson FIISA...

    • "Two doggies - Wickets and Tug travelled to Scotland .  The dogs have settled in really well, we have had no problems, the trip seemed to have gone well, w..."

      - William Mc Guire

    • "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

    • "Just wanted to let you know that Buddy arrived safely in Douala and we are now in our new home in Malabo. Thanks for all your help. Just in case you hav..."

      - Elbie

    • "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

    • "Thank you very much for an excellent service. Both my pets arrived safely in Zurich. We are all trying to settle in. I will send you some photos as soon as ..."

      - Edgar & Emelene Schu...

    • "Thank you to you and the team at global paws for getting our puggies and cats safely to Kenya. I can`t tell you how nice it feels to have the family back toget..."

      - Jennifer Manson

    • "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

    • "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 ...

    • "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

    • "Dear Toinette, ...Moving country is always very stressful, but moving our beloved pets is even more stressful. I did m..."

      - Jan Vaalie

    • "I just want to say a very big thank u to Global Paws and u Yvette also to Adriano what a fantastic person kept me informed at all times of what was happening to..."

      - Maria Gaspar.

    • "Thank you so much for all the love you gave to our baby, thank you so much for everything. We can`t wait tomorrow! Have a wonderful evening Warmest reg..."

      - Christel Coulibaly

    • "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...

    • "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...

    • "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

    • "...I have to say that Global Paws has been most efficient in handling my animals - I thank you and Jaqui very much. Added to this is Stuart at Manica. He was al..."

      - Micki Perepeczko all