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)

    5 star review  Thanks so much for looking after Lexi this weekend she had a ball and got really spoiled!

    thumb Deidre' Scott
    1/30/2018

    positive review  They genuinely care about animals

    thumb Shannon de Goede
    11/19/2018

    5 star review  Thank you Sonseirai, Candice and team. It's been the first time ever that our babies have been staying away from home. I actually think that Bella would have preferred an extended stay. Thank you for providing a home away from home for our precious little children.

    thumb Mergan Chetty
    1/09/2018

    5 star review  So happy to have found DDH. Our precious 10 year old Jack Russell, Pumpkin, had never been left with strangers before. She has just spent 4 weeks with Sonserai & Candice, as happy as ever, although a little rounder! We were so grateful for the daily photos and messages we received while away, knowing she was in the best hands. Thank you all.

    thumb Di Gar
    9/01/2017

    5 star review  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

    thumb Shaveth Somera
    2/03/2019