"Ernie has been an incredibly helpful dog care provider to my dog Dizzy. He walks Dizzy during the week when I work late, and has stayed at my apartment when I've been out of town and provided care to Dizzy from my home. He has a wonderful way with animals, and is very flexible when it comes to scheduling walks (since I don't always know I need dog care until the last minute). When I was away on vacation he provided regular updates, and when I returned Dizzy acted as if I had never been gone. Such a relief to find such a great guy. Very professional, yet laid back and personable. I would highly recommend Ernie."
"Ernie has walked our beagle Rocky for several years now and we are beyond grateful-not only because of the convenience of having someone so dependable and trustworthy help us care for our dog in the midst of our busy professional lives, but even more so because Rocky LOVES Ernie so, evidenced by the dance he does every time Ernie comes to collect him. We also have used Ernie's dog sitting services, and can now go on vacation worry and guilt free knowing Rocky is in the best hands. In fact, I am not sure what we would do without Ernie in our life! He feels more like a family member at this point than a dog walker truth be told."
"I would like to recommend Ernie and Ernie's Pet Project to anyone who is looking for a caring, responsible, timely and overall considerate dog walker or dog sitter. He's been walking our dog, Bashi for the past 7 years and in that time, he has become like a second owner to our dog. In fact, sometimes we think our dog is happiest when Ernie is watching him at our house for the weekend. Ernie always shows up on time and if he ever goes on vacation, he always makes sure that he has back up. In the last 7 years, he's made sure that someone was available to walk our dog every single day of the week. Ernie is so considerate that he only walks Bashi with other dogs he gets along. We not only trust him with our dog but we trust with him watching our house every time we go away. Ernie is one of those people that just makes your life easier because you always know that your dog will be taken care of when Ernie is with him. I would also like to note that Ernie has developed such a great relationship with my children over the years and is so reliable that I would even trust him with watching them if that was needed."
"I'm always happy to call Ernie when I leave town and my cats love him. I know I will get pictures and videos while I'm gone and they always make me smile. Ernie doesn't just come in to feed the kittens and scoop litter; he spends time with them, cuddling and playing with them. Several people in my building use Ernie and it's always great to see his smiling face in the halls even if I'm not the one who hired him this time."
"Ernie cares for our 12 year old dachshund, Sienna. He's so kind and gentle with her, and spends the extra time to keep her company when he watches her. For overnights Ernie stays at our apartment while we are away. He will send us daily updates, texts, videos and photos, which is really thoughtful. Ernie takes pride in his work and his love for animals is clear. I often see Ernie around the neighborhood on dog walks and I've seen how kind and careful he is with his clients. He is personable and wonderful to work with. Flexible with his time, helpful, considerate, calm and I consider him a friend."
"Ernie has walked our high-energy dog Snacks for over 5 years now, and the excellent job he's always done is evident by how excited she gets when she hears the keys jangle in the lock. He's trustworthy and always reliable, and makes arrangements well in advance for another walker to take over on the few occasions he has been out of town or otherwise unavailable."
Patrick C. and Jess M.
"I'd always sent Max to daycare when I went out of town. After Hurricane Sandy, the daycare closed and moved out of state. When I had to go out of a town for a few days, I was at a loss until my neighbor told me about Ernie. What luck!! Ernie is great. Each day I received a video text and a full report of my little guy. Max was well-taken care of and happy. I was happy. I have to go out of town for a week soon, and Ernie will, once again, be taking care of my little boy. Thank you Ernie!"
"Ernesto is a great asset to have for your pets. He has walked my dog and fed my cat for years. He is trustworthy, keeps the animals happy and is 100% dependable. It is a comforting feeling knowing that Ernie is taking care of my pets. He has also watched them while my family has gone on vacations and always does a great job keeping them healthy and keeping my mind at ease. I was lucky meeting him and having him to call on. He is also funny, bright and very easy to work with."
"Ernie is an attentive, reliable, and charming individual. I trust my King Charles Cavalier in his care. I feel lucky to have found him. He is simply the best!"
"Ernie has been walking my dog Ernie for the past 5 years. He has always been responsible and reliable, but even more importantly, he is extremely caring, kind and patient to my elderly dog. I cannot praise him enough!"
"Ernie has been our dog walker for over 3 years and he is like family to us. Our dogs love him and has a great rapport with the other dogs he walks too. He also pet/house sits when we go away overnight. Best dog walker ever! I highly recommend him!"
"Ernie started out as a "substitute" dog walker for our pup. Two years ago he became our ONLY dog walker and we, but more importantly, our little guy, Hopkins, could not be happier. Ernie is warm and friendly and absolutely reliable. Through snowstorms, winds, rain, heat, and holidays, he has never missed a walk. Our dog comes back happy and tired. He loves Ernie, and it's obvious Ernie loves him, too."
"We hired Ernest about two years ago and can’t say enough good things about him. He really cares about animals and goes out of his way to go above and beyond – and not just for our dog Hopkins! Ernest goes the extra mile (literally) on long walks and seems to know all the best places for dog cookies in the neighborhood. He’s also a house-sitter, should the need arise. He looks out for us (and our apartment). Not just a dog-walker, but a friend, a trust-worthy dog-lover and funny/sharp guy to boot!"
"Ernie has been walking our dog, Omi, for a few years now, and we really love the guy! He's dependable, trustworthy, and really seems to love our dog, which is important to us. The dog also loves him, which is a big plus.
Ernie is also very good about letting me know if Omi is acting unusual, or showing any signs of illness or stomach upset, which is especially important now that the old girl is getting up there in years.
The walks are generally the same length, but not always: sometimes they are shorter if the weather is making the dog miserable (she hates the heat), and sometimes they are much longer, if she seems to be enjoying herself. We've also had Ernie house/dog sit a few times. Each time we've received regular text updates and photos letting us know how things are going, and have returned to find everything exactly as it should be. I will happily use his services for this in the future"