About - Durban Dog Hotel

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

Durban Dog Hotel Owner - Sonseirai Van Heerden

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.

Call or email Sonseirai to chat more about how your pooch will enjoy the Durban Dog Hotel or should your fur kid require a behavioural assessment or training.

Durban Dog Hotel Co-Founder - Candice Swanson Van Heerden

Candice Swanson

Co-Founder

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.

Call or email Candice for any PRO or administration needs.

Meet the Team

Belinda

Belinda

Office Manager

Nadine

Nadine

Operations Manager

Creed

Creed

Alpha (In Training)

    positive review  What an amazing place run by amazing people. Thank you Candice and Sonseirai and team for creating a genuine home away from home and being such beautiful hosts and hostesses.

    thumb Charnell Ruth
    8/27/2018

    5 star review  My 5 dogs lived with Sonserei and Candice for 4 months while we finished our build. They were so happy and spoilt. Highly recommended. We will be back this year, you ladies are amazing

    thumb Sandra McMurchie
    1/01/2018

    5 star review  We entrusted our Bull Terrier Kasino to the Durban Dog Hotel once a week for daycare and have never looked back!! Kasino simply loves being there and loves all the people that so lovingly take care of her. We are super happy with the service and can truly say that Kasino is too! Thank u to the team at Durban Dog Hotel for entertaining and exercing our very active girl! 😁

    thumb Joelle Chetty
    5/23/2018

    5 star review  Our dogs love the dog hotel. When we go away so do they and have a ball. We get updates every day with photos so you can see how much they enjoy it. Sonseirai has even made a breakthrough with our unsocial dog to the extent he is enjoying other dogs company! A true dog behavourist. We will continue to go on holiday with peace of mind knowing our babies are in safe hands.

    thumb Lauren Michelle Tennent
    8/22/2016

    5 star review  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 .

    thumb Astral Stella Gatt
    5/12/2018