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)
We are super impressed with Durban Dog Hotel. From the moment we drove through the gate we could see how well kept and prettily presented the grounds are. When we got inside and saw all the dogs being pampered and entertained,we were even more delighted. Our little pooch had a wonderful stay. For him it was home from home as he got all the love, care and spoiling he was accustomed to. I highly recommend this hotel.
What a lovely bunch of people , I trust no one else with my furry family member , he's noticeably happy when he arrives there and sad when he leaves. Thank u for the exceptional service ☺
The most wonderful, easy, friendly, Fun! place for doggies to go on holiday! Loving and easygoing most comfortable holiday ever. (You even get to sleep on a human bed if you want to) Our doggies didn't want to come home! We had to drag them away. Heaven on earth for dogs! Thanks and more thanks!
We can't imagine life without Durban Dog Hotel!! Our little Frodo has an absolute ball at doggie day care twice a week. He has a routine in the morning of running back and forth from the front door as if to say "Is today doggie day care Mummy, is it today?" It absolutely makes his day (and mine) to happily go off to play with some special buddies. We can't thank and praise Sonseirai and Candice enough for their unique touch in making this place our happy place ��❤️
Absolute peace of mind knowing ur pooch is in excellent hands. Thanks to Sonseirai , Candice and the team.