ED Magedson – Founder
Walker Dog Hotel12026 Graystone Avenue Noralk, California USA
Walker Dog Hotel, Joni Walker They Stole My Dog! Norwalk California
DO NOT USE THIS DOG BOARDER! Aside from my own personal experience with her, (she stole my precious dog who is part of a bonded pair of love birds) she admitted to the Norwalk Sheriff that not only does she have no business licence to operate this dog boarding "business" from her home, but they DON'T EVEN HAVE A KENNEL LICENCE! AND in her area people are legally allowed to own 2 dogs, but you can see in her
Okay, this is my experience with her: We used her as a paid boarder for two different rescue dogs (we do rescue) and although they got worms, it wasn't a bad experience. But then I had a situation where I needed a foster for our bonded pair of poodle mixes, she offered to foster them on what she said had to be a very temporary because she needs the space for paid boarders she said. After one week there her senior female attacked my male poodle (her dog was the agressor and did not get hurt but my dog had deep puncture wounds from a bit on his neck that needed stitches but he aslo had a huge suspicious bump on his head that according to the vet who had to xray it because it was so bad, did not appear to be an injury typical of a dog fight, and asked us if we knew how the fight was broken up.
He suspected, therefore so do we, that Joni hit him in the head to stop the fight. Guess what else - I asked her if because of this expense and having to separate the bonded pair and having to come with another place for him to go cuz she said he couldn't come back there, when I aske dher if she would waive the $45.00 that I still owed her for boarding she flipped her lid. She even threatened me when I said if she didn't give me back the dog when we showed up that she would sick some "punks" that she knows on us who jump and rob people. That was a nice touch, so I had all this in black and white to show the police when they got there so they knew what kind of person we are all dealing with.
That threat was the reason we called the police to meet us there while we tried to get the dog back, just to keep the peace and possibly make a report if we couldn't get the dog back. Joni Walker and her mother both told police a crazy story that Lady got lost while was on vacation. In Hunington Beach. I hope for Lady's sake she is lying. Anyway, that's what my experience was with them. This illegal operation needs to be shut down. They stole my dog because even though they had her for only 3 weeks and she's part of a bonded pair, Joni said her mother was getting attached to her, so they asked to adopt her.
I couldn't approve them because when we were there to pick up our injured male after the dog fight she spanked her senior female right in front of us. I wish I would have taken Lady too that day, but I had no other place for her to go, and unlike these people we play by the rules, I don't run a business out of my home. All I do is volunteer and I have a network of fosters I use, but we didn't have a foster and we're only allowed to own 3 dogs in our area, that's why we needed a foster for these two dogs. Three weeks later I had a home for Lady and Lucky (the bonded pair) that's why I wanted to pick her up, and that's when they ruined their chances of having a wonderful home together, by stealing my her.
There is nothing I can do because they claimed to have lost her and since posting this on Facebook have been contacted by a few other people who said she's done the same thing to them. They were already over their legal limit before stealing my dog so I don't know whey they go around stealing dogs when people don't want to adopt to them, unless they are selling them. Whatever they're doing, whatever the reason, beware of this illegal dog boarding operation, they might steal your dog too.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/21/2013 08:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Walker-Dog-Hotel/Noralk-California-90650-/Walker-Dog-Hotel-Joni-Walker-They-Stole-My-Dog-Norwalk-California-1108961. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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