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)
I sent my 2 dogs there for 4 days and Sonseray the dog behavourist worked with their behaviour problems as one was a newbie from Spc. Oh my goodness what a difference and what caring people. Thank you so much to you all. Highly recommended
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
Awesome! You girls rock, Kendra, Diesel and Milicent loved their stay
I brought my 2 sausage dogs to stay, Michael was was only 2 months old at the time and Matilda is anxious, and discovered what a wonderful place this is!! I have always worried about going away and who we can ask to look after our pups but after I bringing them here, I no longer worry. To be honest I'm not sure they wanted to come home with me. They had such a ball playing with all the other dogs and being treated like royalty � Thank you for all the updates and for looking after them so well! Can't wait for them to come and stay again!
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.