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.


Global Paws is a family business that was established in 1989 together with Snowpine Kennels and Cattery. Since then Dean & Izabella Emin, happy husband and wife team, bought Global Paws. Previous owners Chris & Michelle Emin (Dean’s parents) still own and run Snowpine Kennels.

A growing demand for Global Paws services and our entrepreneurial skills took us on a journey to develop Global Paws into todays most used and trusted South African company. We successfully operate from offices in Johannesburg & Cape Town and co-ordinate shipments to and from almost every African country through our established network of African agents.

We are surrounded by an amazing team of animal lovers, who we can trust, rely on and adore for their dedication and commitment to their daily work. Thank you team!

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 our 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.

Our uniqueness & services:
I highly recommend that you go to our service page and read up more about what we offer and what it is so unique about Global Paws. Read more on Service page.

What are we up to?
We are very open minded people with lots of vision. We constantly like to improve ourselves and the business we are running. To achieve this we regularly attend training seminars and courses to sharpen the skills that keep Global Paws on the forefront of the industry.

This year we are introducing two new services: The Traveller Welcome Pack & The Pet Protection Plan. I hope you will take full advantage of them.

In November 2012, Dean Emin, our director was nominated onto the board of IPATA as the Regional Director for Africa and The Middle East. He has just hosted the regional IPATA conference which was attended by prominent pet shipping companies, government officials and both local and international airlines.

We are also expecting a baby, a new family member to join us in our life’s adventures – Tristan is due to arrive sometime around 18 of July.
We are also planning to open another branch next year… but more about this in 2014.

Keep Purring and Tails Wagging!

Dean & Izabella Emin
Directors & Owners of Global Paws