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.
Chloe was only 4 months old & we were going away for nearly a month, leaving her for the first time. We needed a home away from home where she would be happy & therefore we would be too! Thank you to all the staff for taking care of her on our behalf. We are so grateful for what you do. Chloe had a wonderful time & we loved the photos & video clips that you sent us each day. You even put a jersey on her when the weather got cold. Thank you for the love & attention. We’ll be back 😁
I would like to thank Candice and her team for taking such good care of Roxy during the 1 month holiday she spent with you. Roxy was treated like royalty and was very spoilt. She came back home so relaxed. Thank you again for taking such good care of her. We could relax during our holiday knowing that she was in good hands with the regular updates we used to get. Roxy will be back again at the dog hotel. #lovedogs#durbandoghotel
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!
Awesome! You girls rock, Kendra, Diesel and Milicent loved their stay
Today our dogs started boarding at the hotel. Got some pics already! Settling well ! Have the feeling they are gonna have an amazing holiday surrounded by other dogs and lovely staff taking care of them!