About - Durban Dog Hotel

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

Durban Dog Hotel Owner - Sonseirai Van Heerden

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.

Call or email Sonseirai to chat more about how your pooch will enjoy the Durban Dog Hotel or should your fur kid require a behavioural assessment or training.

Durban Dog Hotel Co-Founder - Candice Swanson Van Heerden

Candice Swanson

Co-Founder

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.

Call or email Candice for any PRO or administration needs.

Meet the Team

Belinda

Belinda

Office Manager

Nadine

Nadine

Operations Manager

Creed

Creed

Alpha (In Training)

    positive review  Harvey just loves the Durban Dog Hotel. It's his home away from home. He first went there as a 3 month old puppy and continues to visit when ever he gets a chance. The Dog Hotel has helped him socialise with other dogs and he just loves the staff.

    thumb Sharon Crampton
    2/17/2019

    positive review  Oh how we love this place! The ladies who run this hotel are truly one of a kind- our Lucy always comes home happy, well exercised, dirty and throughly loved. The photos each day warm a besotted 'doggy mommy's' heart- my best was a photo on a chilly day wearing a little jersey the ladies obviously thought she needed. Highly recommended.

    thumb Nikki Pearman
    2/07/2019

    5 star review  You know when you think twice about going on holiday, because you just can't imagine leaving your furbaby behind� Well, that was me... But seeing that it was my 40th birthday and all I wanted was to take my parents with me to Cape Town to see my brother, I just had to make a plan. I found The Durban Dog Hotel on Facebook and was impressed with how the animals are treated... Just like at home... No kennels, no cold cement floors, no isolation. Now, my little dachshund Bugsy isn't the most social, but Sonseirai & Candice just knew how to make him come out of his shell & yes...even enjoy himself!!! With daily WhatsApp updates (pics&videos), I was totally at ease and could enjoy my family time to the utmost. Thank you The Durban Dog Hotel for treating Bugsy like he was one of your own. There is no other place I will entrust my Bugsy to if we have to go away again�

    thumb Madeleine Myburgh
    8/22/2016

    positive review  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

    thumb Pat Trytsman
    11/12/2018

    positive review  The amazing place for your babies 🐶🐕

    thumb Fana Jili
    4/01/2019