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)
My precious Lulu (a small Yorkie) has just spent a month at The Durban Dog Hotel in Hillcrest. I cannot thank Sonseirai and Candice enough for looking so well after my precious pooch! If anybody ever wants peace of mind and a home a way from home for their pooches - this is where to send them. DURBAN DOG HOTEL YOU ROCK! Lulu can't wait to go back!
We have entrusted our fur baby Lexi to The Durban Dog Hotel. This is the most amazing place for dogs! Both Candice and Sonseirai are amazing with the dogs .... No kennels or cages, lots of love and attention were key for us, and this Lexi got in heaps. Lexi has been to The Hotel a couple of times and we will continue to send her there ..... she has the time of her life there, constant photos and video updates are the proof of that 🙂
The Durban Dog Hotel provided an excellent home for our furry kid. He came back happy and healthy. We would recommend The Durban Dog Hotel to anyone looking for a short term home for their furry kids
If I could gove you 10 stars I would ♡ You ladies are incredible! Not only did you take the stress of us during the immigration process but off our two little babies too! I cannot believe the change in our two girls. Particularly Layla, you have an amazing set up and such a special gift! Thank you for everything Candice and sonseirai! You really did make the transition from home a hassle free and enjoyable one for our dogs! Highly recommend you to anyone!
Literally a home from home for dogs. I don’t think I can express how amazing Candice & Sonseirai are.My dogs stayed with them for 3 months and from the daily updates they loved every minute. I can say without a doubt that I would never leave my dogs with anyone else.