Client Testimonials


“Jim has been my dog walker a few days a week since Sept. 2008. I really appreciate Jim’s flexibility, friendliness, and reliability. His prices are extremely reasonable, and his service enables me to stay later at work, if necessary, without worrying about my dog’s well being. Jim communicates about how the walk went, including if my dog behaves unusually. He even lets me know whether my dog has gone to the bathroom (or not)! I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs a dog walker in Philadelphia!”

~ Nora & Ponch


“Super came with some anxiety issues. She misses us like crazy when we’re not home and does some of the most bizarre things imaginable. We’ve tried everything: crate, no crate; and finally, have a routine that seems to work for the most part. Throughout all of this, Jim has been a great constant, and as helpful, friendly and attentive as any dog walker in the Fairmount and Philadelphia area. :

~ Kady & Super Funk



“I’ve left Wyatt and Greta alone for a few days, but having to go away on for a week and a half, I needed someone to check in on them and take care of them. A friend had referred Jim to me. He came by regularly to give them food and refresh their water. He’d let them out in the yard for fresh air, even emptied and took out the litter. Definitely going to call him again should I need a pet sitter. A real value and a real nice guy, and I love his pet portraits.”

~ Karl, Greta and Wyatt


“Terrific pet care. Jim Kernicky is dependable, responsible, affordable, and my cat loved him. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a pet sitter.”

~ Bill & Miranda


“Jim cared for my cat Evie while I was out of town this summer. I wanted someone I could trust to check in on her while I was away. He fed her, refreshed her water, cleaned her litter box, and gave her some much-needed attention. He even called to give me an update and check to make sure he was following all of my instructions correctly. He is very personable and conscientious; I would definitely use his pet service any time I go out of town. His prices are very reasonable; he also has a genuine love of animals and takes great pet portraits!”

~ Julia & Evie


“I have been using Jim Kernicky and Fairmount Pet Service since May and he has always been very personable, flexible with some last minute requests and my dog loves him! I shopped a good deal around the area and you can’t beat his rates and dependability. Highly recommended!”

~ Joe & Nittany


“I highly recommend Jim if you need a dependable and reasonable dog walker. He was willing to deal with special circumstances while my puppy was still very young, and had no problem with flexibility around our timeline and needs. Best of all, he took wonderful pet portraits of our pup Bruno which we will cherish forever, a great value for all his clients!”

~ Alanna & Bruno


I was given a puppy for Christmas and due to my busy work schedule, I needed a trustworthy and reliable dog walker right away. I contacted Jim and he has been my daily dog walker every day since. He is extremely flexible and has done a fantastic job with my puppy. Every day he leaves a card so when I get home from work I can see how she behaved and even if she went to the bathroom. He even called me one day when something seemed wrong with her. Jim is not only trustworthy but is also reliable, friendly and has an unbeatable rate! I highly recommend Fairmount Pet Service for anyone in the Art Museum area looking for a dog walker. Thanks, Jim!

~ Mike & Sella


Being a dog parent, I always worry about my dog Dagwood. He can be an anxious dog that doesn’t trust people straight away. For this reason, I did a lot of research for pet sitters when I had to go overseas and I choose Fairmount Pet Service. Jim really adapts to a dog straight away and treats each dog in a unique way, considering their own individual personality. This worked out so well with Dagwood, even when we meet Jim in the street during our walks, Dagwood wants to be with him! As for myself, I always wanted to become a dog walker and through getting to know the reliable pet sitting services that Jim offers, I now walk a few dogs for Fairmount Pet Service!

~ Kathleen & Dagwood