Home Away from Home
Your pooch might not want to leave... 😉
"Thank you for treating our pup like your own!"
Candice Schneider - Account Manager, Project Room
Meet the Founders
Sonseirai Van Heerden
Owner and Founder
Sonseirai (sohns-uh-ray) is an avid dog lover with years of experience with dogs. She has a true behavioural gift with dogs and is able to assess pack dynamics within minutes of introduction. Sonseirai is passionate about educated dog care and rescue.
She has and continues to train and invest into every DDH team member and the public and she currently foster dogs and is active in the dog psychology and rescue field.
Sonseirai has been named one of the top 5 female entrepreneurs in KZN for 2016.
Candice is the mother-heart of the Durban Dog Hotel. You will often see her walking around with a more nervous pooch guest under her arm.
Candice is a highly successful business woman and proven entrepreneur. She has started several successful businesses overseas which still thrive today.
She has a university level qualification and proficiency in a foreign language and is a dog lover with a heart that always has room for one more. She has instilled a culture of love, patience and how to meet pooch needs in a healthy into the DDH team.
Meet the Team
Alpha (In Training)
I brought my 2 sausage dogs to stay, Michael was was only 2 months old at the time and Matilda is anxious, and discovered what a wonderful place this is!! I have always worried about going away and who we can ask to look after our pups but after I bringing them here, I no longer worry. To be honest I'm not sure they wanted to come home with me. They had such a ball playing with all the other dogs and being treated like royalty � Thank you for all the updates and for looking after them so well! Can't wait for them to come and stay again!
We love sending our fur babies to The Durban Dog Hotel and; Paddy and Lola love visiting. We can't thank the team enough for taking care of our babies on so many occassions. We know that when we drop them off that they're in good hands and will be well cared for. We also love receiving the regular updates and photos. Keep up the good work!!!
My two little Dashie girls just love being at Durban Dog Hotel. I know they are safe, being cared for and loved while I am away. It's a two way win...they are happy and so am I. Thanx Candice and Sonseirai .
Finally made the decision to leave our precious 1 1/2 year old JR at the Dog Hotel for 3 nights, came to drop off and stayed to enable familiarization for him for about 10 - 15min. When we drove off we felt relieved, at ease and so happy knowing that he would be in good hands with good surrounding. I immediately phoned a friend who also had lodged their dog at the Hotel a couple of days earlier to 'air my relief and state of 'happiness for our dog'. My friend was chuffed that I called as this is exactly how they felt as well lodging their dog at the Hotel too 🙂 🙂 :). Absolutely great to enable to place such confidence in people who are leaving their most loved dogs at the Hotel, amazing to see how they all get on!! CONGRATULATIONS TO CANDICE & SONSEREI!
They really care about your dogs and will look after them so well so you don't have to worry about their safety and happiness while you are away.