Pet Transport Services
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International Pet Travel
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Global Paws Pet Transport Services

Global Paws is a professional and caring pet transport company that will help relocate your dogs, cats, and other family pets to your new home… Our domestic and international pet travel service will assist with relocating your pet to another country or another city within South Africa.

Global Paws professional pet couriers are here to safely and ethically take care of the entire process of transporting your pet. We are a South African-based family business created over 30 years ago to provide you with professional domestic and international animal travel services.

Global Paws was born in 1989 and since then we have shipped over 52,000 pets all over the world and in South Africa.

We have offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town with 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 company motto is: HOME IS WHERE YOUR PET IS. Every decision we make is based on this statement as we 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.

Pet Travel Services

Professional Care For Your Pets

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Global Paws manages every aspect of international pet travel, including arranging your pet’s flights and providing travel crates. We will guide you through your specific country requirements and we will provide you with detailed veterinary time schedules.
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Global Paws, pet courier service in South Africa, will arrange for your pet’s domestic flight and provide you with the airline approved pet travel crates. Our fleet of pet courier vehicles is fully insured, branded and air-conditioned.


Global Paws offers import services for pets travelling to South Africa and road transport to neighbouring countries. We can arrange your animal travel - onward flights to other African destination as well as offer transit services via JNB airport.

We take care of the entire pet travel process & your pet relocation arrangements:

  • We will guide you through complicated country requirements for the pet travel
  • We will quote you on pet friendly airlines and guide you through their animal transport restrictions
  • We will check your pet’s travel paperwork and provide detailed veterinary time schedules
  • We will book your pet’s flight and provide you with the airline approved pet travel crates
  • We will transport your pets in our branded and air-conditioned vehicles
  • We will communicate with you regularly on the status of your pets while in transit or in our kennels
  • Additionally we provide Traveller Comfort Pack & Pet Protection Plan to ease the journey of your pets

Besides local animal transport within South Africa or international pet transportation 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.

Customer’s Stories

From All Over The World

Thank you so much – all went well and Max is home with us. I have to compliment you on your excellent service – absolutely fantastic and professional – much much appreciated.

Willem Du Toit Max travelled to Johannesburg

I want to say a VERY big thank you to you and Global Paws. The move may have taken a lot longer than expected but your patience and guidance was a huge help. Without your assistance I am not sure things would have gone as smoothly.

Amber Jones Dinky travelled to Brussels

Thank you so much for getting our boys home safely for us. They arrived in perfect condition, were calm and excited to be greeted by Nick. We fully believe this was made possible by the excellent care and treatment they received from you and your team. They are now well settled into UK life, although I am not sure they have yet forgiven us for taking them away from the South African sunshine.

Daniel Cartwright Marmaduke & Ulysses travelled to the UK

I just wanted to thank you all for all your help and complement your team at both Jhb airport and Cape Town airport. They were fantastic. Alf is doing great and a very happy boy. He’s settled in so well and fascinated by his new surroundings and has pretty much tried and tasted every plant in my garden.

Natasha Smith Alf imported from Lagos Nigeria to South Africa

THANK YOU so much for arranging our new pup to be sent from JHB to CT in a matter of a few days. It was all smooth sailing. I received feedback from the time she was collected from her first mommy, to her overnight stay with Granny, to her flight and then road trip to Somerset West. Thank you to everyone involved. I so appreciate all you did. Best team ever!

Nikki Wille Puppy to Somerset West

The service with Global Paws has been excellent. I have already recommended you to several people I know personally. I believe that it would have been much harder to try and get all 6 cats over, together, if I were to do it on my own. You made moving overseas so much easier and you made me feel more at ease about the whole process. Toinette, you specifically "held my hand" through the process and dealt with my nervousness so well. Thank you for your patience and diligent efforts that got my little ones home. It was a huge relief to see them again.

Giulia Jiji, Luna, Mooncake, Sadie, Sam and Shifu travelled to Milan

Thank you so much, we got our little dogs from Trevor last night. I will certainly recommend your company and tell every living soul I know about his excellent service. Thank you for your advice and getting all the paper work ready. This was by far the best service I have ever had from any company. May you be blessed in many ways.

Rene Viljoen Sisi, Cliffie & Lili travelled to Portugal

I am extremely happy with the service that we received from Monique, she was very understanding and answered all of my questions quickly and clearly. I really couldn't be happier with the service of anyone at Global Paws - from Trevor when dropping off the comfort pack, to Shaun when he picked Snoepie up, every single staff member we have been in contact with has been exceedingly helpful and professional!

Candice Smith Gunter Snoepie travelled to Germany

I just wanted to let you know our girls arrived safe and sound.. There was a lot of shouting and excitement when we saw them, very emotional actually. They have started to settle in.. we took them for their first ever beach swim this morning, was so wonderful. So lots of love from the de Villiers family, we truly appreciate everything you all did to get our family back together.

Taryn de Villiers Cleo & Shilo travelled to Melbourne, Australia

I wanted to personally thank you for being an absolute treasure to work with. You have been incredible every step of the way. You made the moving transition as easy as possible for all of us and I cannot thank you enough. You’ve always been a very positive and optimistic which resulted in less stress with the process. So THANK YOU, Yolandi. Thanks again to you and your team. I wish you all the best.

Irina Galimova Peanut And Butter travelled to Ireland

This must’ve been the SMOOTHEST trip ever… Even though they had to fly to CT everything went as planned and no delays… You guys were super awesome and so were the peeps this side.. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, it is SO good to have these two back with me, I have missed them like crazy and I’m just sitting here watching them sleep … lol Thanks again to you and the amazing team at Global Paws.

Sean Verster Droopy and Ivy travelled to the UK

Thanks for the seamless assistance and getting him here safely, we appreciate it! He is loving his new home and adapting well. He was very excited to see us and he is back into his home routine.

Leigh-Ann Arlo travelled to New Zealand

Archie was crazy happy to see us when we went to fetch him. I just want to say, to you and all the other kindest people who made that trip happen, that you are all fantastic. And we are really grateful for the great job you did. From you, JP and Donovan, to Jessie and Dominique in Marseille, you all made sure Archie travelled and arrived safe. Thanks a million again, Nadine, to all of you.

Conti Nathalie Archie travelled to Marseille, France

I rated Global Paws 5/5 on Google reviews. I would recommend Global Paws to anyone and would use Global Paws in the future if the need arises. Savanna is settling in well and is getting more confident with each passing day.

Johan van Wyk Savanna travelled to Amsterdam

Gratefully to you and your team. He arrived relaxed and looking beautiful, and had obviously been really well looked after. I expected a stressed, travel weary little character, and received just the opposite. Quite something for a 10 day process in his little life. Thank you again!

Mary Webb Loki import from Zanzibar to Durban

I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts over the last few months! Harry and George arrived safely at home on Friday afternoon. We are so delighted to have them with us once again. You were extremely professional and reliable throughout and made what can be a very complex journey, very simple, thank you.

Rosemary Birt Harry and George travelled Australia

We all arrived safely in South Africa, and are settling in and doing well! Much love to you all and a huge thank you for all your care and assistance in getting to this point!!

Heather Blues Simon, Matisse, Saffy and Indi import from USA to South Africa

Global Paws has really been outstanding in assisting with getting our little Africanis from SA to the Netherlands. The process was smooth and regular updates were always provided by Monique. We really appreciated the pictures as well when Bubbles was in transit and at Snowpine. The home delivery service to Utrecht also provided less stress on the day of her arrival. Thank you very much Global Paws.

Stephanie Baas Bubbles travelled to the Netherlands

Thank you to you and the team for reuniting us again in a super smooth process!

Michaela Earle Jon Snow and Snoopy travelled to Frankfurt

We are incredibly happy with the service we received from Global Paws… Whatever concern or question we had, you promptly replied and reassured us. We knew what to expect every step of the way… We were very impressed with Shaun, the driver, he was careful, friendly and treated our babies very gently. Thank you so much for ‘holding our hand’ on every step of this very emotional and stressful journey. You have been absolutely awesome.

André and Roberta Steenkamp Sasha, Zach and Sylvie travelled to United Kingdom


Every decision we make is based on this statement as we believe that a pet completes a family. 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.