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.



Travel kennels can be wooden or plastic...Global Paws manufactures IATA approved wooden travel boxes and can supply the airline approved plastic kennels as well.

If you are planning on travelling more than once it is advisable to choose a plastic crate as the wooden box is theoretically for one use only.

Correct size of your pet’s travel kennel.

It is important to choose the correct size travel kennel for your beloved. The crate cannot be too small or too large. Your pet should be able to comfortably stand up, lie down and turn around in its box.
We recommend that you measure your pet so we can select the right size of its travel container. Please follow the guidelines below in order to provide us with your pets' correct measurements.
If you are purchasing your own travel kennel please bear in mind to allow room for a blanket and a water bowl.

Tip: 98% of our dogs are afraid of the tape measure, which makes it impossible for us humans to take the correct measurements of our furry children. We suggest that you put your dog against a wall and mark its length and height on the wall and then measure the markings.

Your pets' travel kennel must meet IATA approved standards:
  • Be leak-proof and escape-proof.
  • Be properly ventilated, but not allow any part of the animal to protrude outside of the container.
  • Be made of wood or a hard plastic/composite.
  • The plastic kennels need to be made of plastic with a build-in iron door (plastic doors are not permitted). Door hinges and locking pins must extend beyond the horizontal extrusions above and below the door opening by at least 1.6 cm (5/8 in).