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)

    5 star review  We entrusted our Bull Terrier Kasino to the Durban Dog Hotel once a week for daycare and have never looked back!! Kasino simply loves being there and loves all the people that so lovingly take care of her. We are super happy with the service and can truly say that Kasino is too! Thank u to the team at Durban Dog Hotel for entertaining and exercing our very active girl! 😁

    thumb Joelle Chetty
    5/23/2018

    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

    5 star review  We love sending our fur babies to The Durban Dog Hotel and; Paddy and Lola love visiting. We can't thank the team enough for taking care of our babies on so many occassions. We know that when we drop them off that they're in good hands and will be well cared for. We also love receiving the regular updates and photos. Keep up the good work!!!

    thumb Ashleigh Perry-Steenkamp
    11/12/2018

    5 star review  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 ��❤️

    thumb Liezel Grift
    9/06/2016

    5 star review  Rory Naidoo was a guest and the ❤️and attention he got was remarkable 👍👍👍👍👍more especially while he been diagnosed with lymphoma

    thumb Mohini Naidoo
    7/20/2017