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)
Thanks so much for looking after Lexi this weekend she had a ball and got really spoiled!
They genuinely care about animals
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.
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.
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