About

Global Paws is very proud of the journey from our humble beginnings back in 1986 when as a small family team of kennelling professionals, we made the decision to help a few of our Snowpine Kennels clients to relocate their pets overseas.

Since then we have shipped over 50 000 pets with our official inception as GLOBAL PAWS in Johannesburg in 1989 and the birth of our Cape Town branch in 2008.

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.

Currently we have a combined team of 27 pet lovers who are dedicated to making sure that your pets’ journey is effortless for you and a joyous reunion event for them. Our team is headed up by our owners, Dean and Izabella Emin, who continually work at improving our services to you. Meet our team here. 

As an example we are currently the only South African company that offers a complimentary Pet Protection Plan to give you added security and confirm our commitment to you and your pet.

We offer Traveler Comfort Pack to all pet jetsetters to ease their journey out of South Africa, and we are also busy creating Traveller Welcome Pack for all the pets arriving in South Africa.

We were South Africa’s first IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association) members and our owner & director, Dean Emin, served on the Board of Directors as Regional Director for Africa and the

Middle East between 2012 and 2014. We attend IPATA international conferences every year and have built up firm contacts with the worlds’ most reputable pet travel agents to keep us abreast of all innovations and challenges as they occur so that we can pass on the knowledge to you and to ensure that the end product is as professional as the services we offer.

Our team managers, Elsabe Ridley in Cape Town and Mark Hindle in Johannesburg monitor every pet relocation and are available 24/7 on our emergency contact numbers to ease any concerns that may arise. Our team of consultants are all pet owners so understand and empathise with all your concerns and no question or worry will be deemed trivial. The quote department is continuously trained and updated so that your quote will be tailored to your specific needs and no last minute surprises will arise.

Our animal handlers are proud of the fact that they are the company physical interface and after years of experience are capable of handling your pets with the love and care they deserve.

As a whole we love what we do and will always endeavour to be the very best we can be so that our motto HOME IS WHERE YOUR PET IS is kept real and alive.

Global Paws Cape Town Team

Located in Cape Town, South Africa
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Global Paws Johannesburg Team

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa
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