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)
Our schnauzer Dallas had an absolute ball!! From the river adventures to the treasure hunts we couldn't have asked for anyone better to love, play and care for her. The amazing part is she came back with such great manners and much more chilled (she was a bit highly strung), Sons and the pack did such a great job, thank you.
My precious Lulu (a small Yorkie) has just spent a month at The Durban Dog Hotel in Hillcrest. I cannot thank Sonseirai and Candice enough for looking so well after my precious pooch! If anybody ever wants peace of mind and a home a way from home for their pooches - this is where to send them. DURBAN DOG HOTEL YOU ROCK! Lulu can't wait to go back!
Thank you to Sonserai and her wonderful team for taking such great care of our little Jack Russel, Zoey. Whilst we were on holiday, Zoey also had her own exciting holiday at the Durban Dog Hotel, where she met lovely friends and was loved and made to feel very special.
Brilliant establishment & a wonderful idea for pooches to socialize, exercise & play � Highly recommended - my GSD Indi so looks forward to her weekly visits �. Regular messages & photos keep you updated on the day & assure that she is having lots of fun & is well taken care of in the hands of a very special & dedicated team �� One of these days I’m going to book her in for a sleepover ... ��
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!