About Fairmount Pet Service

My name is Jim Kernicky and I am originally from Delaware County. I have been living in Philadelphia since 2003 and in the Fairmount area since 2007. Fairmount Pet Service started in the summer of 2008.

I have a dog walker \ pet sitter bond and insurance, and I have my American Red Cross Pet CPR and First Aid certification. Although my main pet service is dog walking, I also offer pet sitting & boarding services, as well as professional pet portraits.

Take a look at the rest of the site and feel free to send an email from the contact page, or call me directly.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Services & Service Area

I offer dog walking and pet sitting throughout the day while you are at work, as well as pet sitting while you are away on vacation or business trips. In addition to dogs and cats, I can also pet sit for many other domesticated animals (to date I have also watched rabbits, lizards ferrets & tropical fish). I also can board your cat or dog at my place. And I’ll take care of any special instructions that you have when it comes to taking care of your pets. You won’t find more affordable services, and I do not charge for consultations or have hidden fees. My area of service for dog walking are:

19130: Parrish Street to the north, Pennsylvania Avenue and Spring Garden Street to the south, and 28th Street to the west. To the east, it is Corinthian Avenue north of Fairmount Avenue and to 19th Street below Fairmount Avenue

My area of service for Pet Sitting is the same but also extends further south: from 18th Street to 23rd down to Arch Street.

More About Me

My name is Jim Kernicky, and I was born and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, and am a 1992 graduate of Drexel University where I received a BS in Operations Management, a minor in Music and was a member of the Varsity Swim Team.

I am the owner of Fairmount Pet Service, a provider of professional pet care services including dog walking, pet sitting, cat boarding, and pet portraits. As a child, I grew up with two dogs (Taffy & Charley), one rabbit (Floppy) and a hamster (can't remember his name). As a result, I grew into being an animal lover and currently own two cats (Charlie and Little Rascal) and a dog named Buddy. After 12 years in the corporate world, I decided to do something with more relevance to my 'likes' and started walking dogs in August of 2008, while also starting a Freelance Photography business. Fairmount Pet Service is my primary line of work, with outdoor photography supplementing my income. Currently, the services I offer are dog walking, pet sitting, boarding and pet portraits. I learned quite a bit about dealing with animals as a result of working with people's pets for the past decade. And I do currently have a dog and two cats. As a matter of fact, all 5 images in the header image are my pets, past, and present.

Through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC I have a dog walker and pet sitter bond and insurance. I am also Dog and Cat CPR & First Aid Certified from the American Red Cross. Consequently, you can be assured that a professional is caring for your much-loved pets. I understand the apprehension that pet and homeowners face when trusting someone to provide care for their pets while away from home, and allowing someone to enter their home. You can be completely confident about your choice in me, and I can provide you with references from my current clients regarding my services and integrity. I will take care of your pets as if they were my own. I am available for emergency visits or when you get stuck at work (or in traffic) or make last minute travel plans. I will care for your pet(s) with any and all instructions that you specify will respect your privacy and will keep your home as you left it.

My goal in creating this blog is to share advice, tips, and insights for pet owners, as well as other per service providers. I hope you find the content useful.

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