Fairmount Pet Service

Dog Walking | Pet Sitting | Boarding | Pet Portraits | Blog


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. I started Fairmount Pet Service in the summer of 2008.

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.


Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services & Service Area

I offer dog walking throughout the day while you are at work, as well as pet sitting while you are away on vacation or on business trips. In addition to dogs and cats, I have experience with other types of pets. To date, I have also provided pet sitting for rabbits, lizards, ferrets & tropical fish. I also can board your cat or dog at my place.

I’ll take care of any special instructions that you have when it comes to caring for your pets. You’ll be hard pressed to find more affordable services, and I do not charge for consultations or have hidden fees. My area of service for dog walking is:

19130: Poplar Street to the north, Pennsylvania Avenue and Hamilton Street to the south, 27th Street to the west, and 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 to 17th Street below Fairmount Avenue.

My Early Years

I graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, and from Drexel University in 1992 where I received a BS in Operations Management, a minor in Music and was a member of the Varsity Swim Team.

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 I currently own two cats (Luna and Little Rascal) and a dog named Buddy.


Starting Fairmount Pet Service

After 12 years in the corporate world, I decided to do something with more relevance to my interests and started walking dogs in August of 2008, while also starting a Freelance Photography business. Fairmount Pet Service is my primary line of work. Currently, the services I offer are dog walking, pet sitting, boarding and pet portraits.

It is easy to be apprehensive when trusting someone to enter your home and provide care for your pets. I have had well over 300 clients over the past 10 years. I have learned quite a bit about pets over the past decade. In addition, I have a Dog and Cat CPR & First Aid certification from the American Red Cross.

Consequently, you can be assured that a professional is caring for your much-loved pets. 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.  I will respect your privacy and will keep your home as you left it.


My Blog

In May of 2018, I created the blog section of the website. My goal in creating the 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.

For my full story, check out my About page where I blabber on about myself (if you are bored and want to read more about me).


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