About us

The Owner

Mooiplaats Kennels is run by Louwtjie Van Rooyen. Since an early age, she has a great love for animals, what she inherited from her dad. Her dad was a vet, amongst others in the Kruger National Park. It was him who taught her how to look after animals: With a lot of love and attention. She herself has 12 dogs, of which 10 are adopted. Her heart always has a place for an animal who needs love and protection.


This is also the way she runs Mooiplaats Kennels: She is like a weekend- and holiday mom for her guests. She enjoys every moment of her work at the kennels, which gives her the opportunity to be in touch with the animals. Every single dog that stays at her kennel, feels like her own children.

"It is important that customers of Mooiplaats Kennels know that their loved ones are being taken care of with love, attention and safety, like at their own home. Mooiplaats Kennels has 43 kennels and a lot of playing room outside. I am proud of my kennels."

Louwtjie Van Rooyen

Mooiplaats Dog Kennels

The Team

The Mooiplaats Kennels team has been working with us together for almost 15 years.


Dries is Louwtjies partner and the in-house dog whisperer. Dogs listen to them and he knows exactly how to deal with them.


John is the manager of the kennels. He looks after the dogs, knows when they need more attention when they are home-sick, and runs the kennels on a day-to-day bases.


Ernest, like the dogs, is crazy about play time. Every day, the dogs play outside and Ernerst is the one who has to through the ball over and over again. Which he loves.

Pretoria Dog Kennels


Dr. Paulson - Le Roux: 084 606 0444

Vet Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital


Dr. Kruger (Vet): 076 522 2285

Vet Valley Farm Animal Hospital


Tracy Hatting (Client): 083 307 5653


Zanè vd Merwe (Client): 082 326 9382

“Blikkies is crazy about Louwtjie, and she about him. It's so nice to see them together!"  ​

Pieter, Blikkie's owner


“Mooiplaats Kennels is like a holiday for our dogs. They enjoy the outside playing area and the interaction with the other dogs. We are very grateful for Louwtjie to provide us with a safe haven!"  ​

Nicky F, Monster's owner