Global Paws in action
Celebrating success
Happy Reunion. Arrived Safe & Sound
Home is where your pet is

Welcome to Global Paws!

Global Paws is a professional and caring pet travel company that will help you to relocate your dogs, cats and other family pets to your new home… either in another country or another city within South Africa.
We take care of the entire pet moving process & your pet travel 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 transport 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.
Global Paws was born in 1989 and since then we have shipped over 50 000 pets all over the world and in South Africa.
Currently 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 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.

People’s Stories

Traveling from Johannesburg to Germany

Travel date: 18.12.2019 “Thank you very much for all your help with relocating our 3 dogs. Very professional service and really helpful in making it less stressful for us and our dogs. Will definitely recommend Global Paws.”

Vicky Ford, Cubby and Lacey travelled from Johannesburg to Australia.

Travel date: 26.07.2017 “Thank you SO much from the bottom of our hearts, our babies arrived safely back to us yesterday afternoon. Words cannot express how grateful we are. Our babies arrived happy and very well. Thank you for the excellent service we received from yourself and Jetpets. The whole process went so well and we are truly grateful to everyone involved. Our home is complete now that our babies are home. We highly recommend Global Paws and Jetpets. We couldn’t be happier. “

Manie, Anneri, Aldo and Heno Theron, Transported Lego from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Travel date: 18.08.2017 We would like to thank you and your team at Global Paws for all the wonderful arrangements transporting our pup Lego from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Your service has been excellent and professional since the start. Thank you for answering all the questions and concerns we had, and cooperating with us from the start. Lego was very happy and satisfied arriving in Cape Town and becoming a part of our family. We will gladly recommend you! Thank you Global Paws!”

Tiffany Brest, Relocated with Pasha to Australia

Travel date: 20.01.2016 “As you can imagine, I am completely overjoyed to have my baby with me again after his very long journey from South Africa. He has been amazing! He has just settled in without any problems and already thinks he owns the place. I just wanted to thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for everything that you have done for both me and my baby. No question or request was ever too much for you to answer and I felt completely assured of Pasha’s safety prior to and during his travel to Australia as he was in your safe hands. If I ever have to relocate my mother’s cats to Australia, I will absolutely be using Global Paws to assist with the process and I will be sure to recommend all friends and family to use your company should they need to. Thank you thank you thank you. You have made one woman very very happy!!”

Sandra, Tsaki travelled to Zurich

Travel date: 27.07.2017 “Dear Marlene! As I write to you, Tsaki is in our home, relaxed and happy. I would like to thank you very much for all your help with her move, but even more so for your kind and patient support during the months where things went slower and more uncertain on our side. You were and are a true support! We are very grateful to you and to your team. But tonight as we have Tsaki cat with us, we are reminded that we are blessed by having had people like you come alongside us in this stressful time and long transition. On our side, we had a very smooth and not too long of a time at the Zurich airport. Until we talk again! Have a good end of week.”

Andrea Gade, Relocated from Jobo to Germany with Fred

Travel date: 20.10.2016 “Thank you so much for helping us relocate from Jobo to Germany. You guys did an awesome job. Thanks to everyone in the office for always responding right away and thanks for the guys who picked up Fred for being so competent . It is a very good service you provide, like sending us pictures and calling us, just to let us know that Fred was well. He now is happy in his new home. You made the experience , flying more than 10 hours less stressful for our dog !! We highly recommend Global Paws!”

Siri Linn, Relocated to Norway with Bon Iver

Travel date: 04.09.2017 Thank you for all your help with organising Bon’s safe move to Norway. It can be very stressful to move something so precious as your cat across such a great distance, but your support and guidance made the process so much easier. And with your help I felt confidence that all the necessary paper work was in order for Bon to come home without having to be in quarantine. Now I’m so relieved to have him here knowing that all went well.

Our Blog

Creating a Safe and Comfortable Living Space for your Pet!

Just as we enjoy a comfortable happy living space, our pets need their own spaces to feel safe and happy and comfortable at all times! Written by Lauren Brink No matter how comfortable your home may be for you and your family, it is important that all of…

” Dogs, A Woman’s Best Friend “

We totally have to rephrase the popular saying and belief of a dog being ‘Man’s best friend’. Written by Bronwyn Robb Studies have proven that woman actually sleep better next to dog/s than next to men! Woman sleeping near or with their dog/s…

World Branding Awards

We are proud to announce that Global Paws have won the Brand of the Year award in the Animals category. Global Paws is the only brand in the Animal Travel Services category from South Africa that was selected for this year’s Awards. …

Animal Rights Awareness Week

The 17th June – 23rd June is Animal Rights Awareness Week Written by Lauren Brink This week gives us an opportunity for us to learn how we can help to end animal abuse. All animals, both big and small, enrich our lives in many ways, yet we often don’t…

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What sets us apart

Year Founded
Pet’s moved
Around 1-3 families every day… more than 50,000 pets in total.
Team members
Branches in South Africa
Cape Town – Somerset West Johannesburg – Muldersdrift Durban – Balito