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)
We don't have the easiest dogs in the world to look after - two sausage dogs, one with behavioral problems - and Sonserai and her team made every effort, first to make them feel safe and happy, and second to assist with barking, jealousy and fear. Not only have the boys spent countless weekends and holidays with DDH, they have come out of it with new respect for the rules of our family and how to behave. They LISTEN to us and have never been healthier or happier. I cant express how much we appreciate the DDH team for everything they have done for us. They are a part of our Pack now too 🙂
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!
Thank you to Sonserai and her wonderful team for taking such great care of our little Jack Russel, Zoey. Whilst we were on holiday, Zoey also had her own exciting holiday at the Durban Dog Hotel, where she met lovely friends and was loved and made to feel very special.
Daisy and Levi was back for a sleepover. Daisy got excited as we drove in. Play time!! I highly recommend Durban Dog Hotel. My dogs are well cared for, they are not in kennels and I love the photos sent to me during the day.
It is a perfect home away from home experience our two Pekingese have loved from their first stay! The socializing and stimulation which the DDH provides has worked wonders with correcting their behavior and easing our minds when we go away. Sons, Candice and their team genuinely love what they do and all the dogs they have to stay! We highly recommend their hotel to anyone who is looking for this one of a kind service and accommodation xx