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)
The Doggy Day Care is the best our German Shepherd has such a fun amazing time every week. I get sent awesome photos of her having fun and she gets to have the best time with other dogs.
We dropped off our 15 year old Annie for a week whilst we were moving to another home, we got photos of her almost everyday and she looked so happy. She even gained a little weight. Will definitely bring her back if we go away. She was well looked after and had such amazing care. Thank you The Durban Dog Hotel for looking after our Annie
DDH is truly a gem of a place! Chai & Mocha have a marvellous time whenever they are there & dont get an opportunity to miss home when I am away. The daily updates ensure that I am always at ease knowing that they are happy & safe. Chai is not an easy an easy dog to handle & yet the staff at DDH welcome him with the warmest of hearts. Would recommend DDH without hesitation!
peace of mind to leave our fur baby in the hands of reliable, caring dog loving people, and a holiday for our dog too which included walks and other dog interaction, baths and yummy food too.
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.