Report: #1109047

Complaint Review: Walker Dog Hotel

  • Submitted: Sun, December 22, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, December 22, 2013
  • Reported By: Bambi — Norwalk California
  • Walker Dog Hotel
    12026 Graystone Ave.
    Norwalk, California

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Joni Walker runs an illegal dog boarding business out of her home, admits to police (report on file w/Norwalk Sheriff) to having no business licence or even a kennel licence - stole our dog and dogs of several other people (documented cases) Aside from my own personal experience with her, (she stole my precious dog who is part of a bonded pair) she even admitted to the police who showed up to help us get our dog back that not only are they operating that business out of their home with no business licence, but they DON'T EVEN HAVE A KENNEL LICENCE! AND! A in her area people are legally allowed to own 2 dogs unless they have a kennel licence. [continued below]....

..... You can even see in her, and other places where she solicites for more business that she already owns at least 2 dogs (plus lots of cats) so she's already legally maxed out even without any boarders. That means animal control could show up at any time and site her or even take some of them AWAY. 

This is my personal 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 too bad of an experience. But then when we had a situation where we 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. 

After one week there her senior female attacked my male poodle (her dog was the agressor and did not get hurt) and our poor Lucky had deep puncture wounds from a bite on his neck that needed stitches but he aslo had a very large, red and very suspicious bump on his head that, according to the vet who had to xray it in case she'd fractured his skull, it did not appear to be from the dog fight. It wasn't an injury typical of a dog fight, and the vet asked us if we knew how the fight was broken up. That's because he suspected, therefore so do we, that Joni hit him in the head to stop the fight. 

That's not all - 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 messaged me wanting to adopt her but we couldn't approve them, in large part 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. This is the short link (just copy and paste it your web browser) to the Facebook post: 

They were already over their legal limit before stealing my dog so I don't know whey they go around stealing dogs from rescues and unsuspecting boarders, unless they are selling them. Whatever they're doing, whatever the reason, beware of this illegal dog boarding operation, they've stolen so many people's dogs, they'll probably steal your dog too. DO NOT USE THIS DOG BOARDER or it could very well be the last you ever see of your dog.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

That rebuttal was from Joni, the person who STOLE OUR DOG!

AUTHOR: Kimberly - ()

Joni is lying and I have ALL KINDS OF PROOF, she is the one who has no proof to back up any of her claims, and in the Facebook post ( ) you can see all kinds of proof she’s lying in the comment threads, plus a link to the video of Lucky’s injuries sustained while in her care. He was bitten by her aggressive senior female (that rebuttal from her is nothing but lies, just ALL lies) and then hit with something in the head SO HARD HE HAD TO HAVE X-RAYS at the emergency vet!  And she’s here,  again, trying (poorly) to cover her butt after being caught red handed trying to do continue doing business under another name (Mac’s Dog House Boarding – see pix below) which of course, like Walker Dog Hotel, has no business license or kennel license, and even after being told by authorities to cease and desist, is still trying to get her hands on more dogs, even going under fake Facebook profiles trying to get more dogs (as well as using those profiles to pretend they are supporters of hers, lol)   

Please see our Facebook past about this containing pictures of both the missing dog and of Joni Walker. A reward is offered for the safe return of Lady, which is all we care about, the safe return of the dog. We are very worried about her, please contact us if you’ve seen Lady. What Joni is trying to do here with these crazy lies about one of the dogs being aggressive (the Facebook post also contains pix of our injured dog who was bitten by her dog, who by the way sustained NO injuries) even lies about me being a mental case, and the whopper of a lie that anyone threatened her mom, but it surprising to me at all. In fact every time I’ve exposed a bad foster or rescuer they throw out lies about me in an effort to discredit me, but that’s okay, because they get caught up in their lies so it never works. Joni’s lies are also an effort to prove she was justified in stealing our dog, but really, even if any of it were true, which it isn’t’, but even if it were, how the heck would that justify stealing the dog she was supposed to be boarding for us? Yes exactly, IT DOESN’T. No matter what she says, what she did was not only wrong, it’s illegal, and so is her “boarding business”. She states on her Facebook she’s going back to school now, that she’s closing the doors to the dog boarding business, but it’s another lie. She’s still doing it, see proof in the photos below. I have proof that everything I’m saying is true. Where is her proof? She doesn’t have any, because it’s all lies. Like we’d really threaten anyone, we don’t need threats, we had the police officer standing right there, and he was totally on our side and launched an investigation into her fraudulent business which is why she’s not able to continue doing business, but she’s been caught trying do business under another name, she plays by no rules except her own, doing nothing the legal way. I on the other hand am doing everything the legal way, and it’s working great, because I’m the one telling the truth, she’s the one lying and has been caught publicly in many, many lies so far.

Again the response you see from Joni up there is just a poor effort on her part to discredit me. She is upset, and desperately trying to make it look like I’m in the wrong somehow, and that she might actually be justified in stealing a dog from me. After all, I’m sure Joni’s thinking she’s never gotten in this much trouble over stealing a dog from someone (and YES she’s done it before, again see the Facebook post, where others say she stole their dog too) and is clearly upset because even though she’s been working hard lying her a** off about everything, none of it is working. She’s still in trouble and I’m still going after her for my dog. Nothing Joni can make up about me could even come close to justifying what she’s done to our dog, but that doesn’t stop her from trying. By the way, she’s really I hot water now, now I’m going back to authorities to report her fake cop profile for posing as an officer of the law, and instructing me to back off, speaking as an officer of Tustin PD. This is serious trouble she’s in now. I’ll let you all know how it works out. Don’t be surprised to hear she’s in jail, where she belongs. And the illegal way she’s going about it, it won’t be long.


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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Joni - ()

Kimberly needs to stop stating lies. I have not stoen any dogs ever. If she has proof she needs to back it up. Everyone who knows me or has had me care for their dogs knows I am not that kind of person.Kimberly owes $250.oo in back boarding cost and that is not including a total of 4 months I did not even charge her for with two dogs. I did not come out and rebut her accusations unti now because they are so ridiculous. I feel for her and how she felt when her dog was lost, that is why I put up the flyers with her contact information on it. When the dog was returned to her she should have ceased with al the cyber bulying. She stated that even though she has the dog back that she has made me her project and she will ruin my life and make me sorry I was ever born and this goes for my elderly mother as well. She is unstable. This is al I have to say about this person and her accusations.

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