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)
Harvey just loves the Durban Dog Hotel. It's his home away from home. He first went there as a 3 month old puppy and continues to visit when ever he gets a chance. The Dog Hotel has helped him socialise with other dogs and he just loves the staff.
Oh how we love this place! The ladies who run this hotel are truly one of a kind- our Lucy always comes home happy, well exercised, dirty and throughly loved. The photos each day warm a besotted 'doggy mommy's' heart- my best was a photo on a chilly day wearing a little jersey the ladies obviously thought she needed. Highly recommended.
You know when you think twice about going on holiday, because you just can't imagine leaving your furbaby behind� Well, that was me... But seeing that it was my 40th birthday and all I wanted was to take my parents with me to Cape Town to see my brother, I just had to make a plan. I found The Durban Dog Hotel on Facebook and was impressed with how the animals are treated... Just like at home... No kennels, no cold cement floors, no isolation. Now, my little dachshund Bugsy isn't the most social, but Sonseirai & Candice just knew how to make him come out of his shell & yes...even enjoy himself!!! With daily WhatsApp updates (pics&videos), I was totally at ease and could enjoy my family time to the utmost. Thank you The Durban Dog Hotel for treating Bugsy like he was one of your own. There is no other place I will entrust my Bugsy to if we have to go away again�
my dog was very well looked after and gets very excited when she arrives at the dog hotel, she went for the first time as a puppy and i am very pleased with the love and care she gets there
The amazing place for your babies 🐶🐕