PETS ON THE MOVETlotlego MokgaleMoving to a new location can be a huge hassle, from finding the right sized boxes, to packing up … not to mention finding the right transportation for all of your stuff!
Luckily, worrying about your pet’s conveyance does not have to be a part of your headache!
Pet shipping has been around for decades and this worldwide movement is responsible for safely transporting thousands of domesticated animals across the globe. In fact, According to, Pet Transportation will witness a huge growth by 2026.

Services for pets include micro-chipping, vaccination, custom designed crates and grooming services. 
Here follows some beloved pet shipping companies, in South Africa.
Animal Travel South Africa
As the name suggests, this company specialises in transporting Animals, and by animals, we mean ALL ANIMALS … Yes, this includes Wildlife! The Animal Travel South Africa team is based in Cape Town but, they work all around the country and internationally. One customer had this to say about their experience “The Entire Process was so professionally done. With messages and pictures all the way. Highly Recommend.”
Global Paws
Global Paws, although offering local transportation services, prides itself in safely and comfortably shipping pets to anywhere in the world! The Krugersdorp based transportation service has been around for 30 years, This type of experience comes with invaluable experience on global pet travel laws and regulations. This explains why they move 1-3 pets every single day!
PETport’s slogan is “It’s not just business, it’s personal” because they pride themselves in the care they put in while looking after your fur-baby. They offer pet passports and VISAs plus a world class boarding facility that includes splash pools, grooming facilities and more!
Animals en Route
Animals en Route is a family run transportation service that has been around for over 20 years. They offer domestic and international travel for Cats and Dogs. They offer door to door, door to airport and airport to airport drop off services, each one catering to the financial needs of the customer!
Pets Travel
We’ve definitely saved the best for last … Dubbed South Africa’s number one animal transport service, Pets Travel boasts a wealth of service and experience spanning over 50 years! They have a fleet of vans that are customised to your pet’s needs. The drivers are also trained to be sensitive to their precious cargo with a strict No Smoking and No Loud Music policy. They have handmade crates that are customised to your pet’s weight and size and also pride themselves in the close relationships they have fostered with pet travel agents all around the world that make pet documentation processes a breeze for you! 
Most quality pet shipping companies are members of The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) which acts as a governing body and network system. The association has over 485 members in over 90 countries so… if you’re looking for worry free, safe and comfortable international travel for your pet the we would suggest contacting an IPATA member today.