Mid 30s, Solo Male
Full-time Housesitter since June 2016
with a Hotel Management Diploma
& former Airbnb host
Hi, I’m Allen from Vancouver, Canada. Since June of 2016, I have been housesitting full-time all around the world. I love dogs, cats and all animals. As a former Airbnb host I understand the importance of finding someone you can trst to care for your home, pets and property while you’re away.
I’ve lived with pets most of my life. Even when I haven’t been able to have pets of my own, I’ve been able to take care of my friend’s pets.
Then, in 2016 I started to housesit full-time and I’ve been able to care for cats, dogs, tortoises and more. 5-star reviews and reference available here as well as on other housesitting platforms.
Before this, I was also an Airbnb host for my own apartment. This gave me a great perspective on home care, cleanliness and being able to trust the people you invite to stay in your home.
Why I Housesit
Housesitting allows me to travel the world, experience new adventures and make new friends (both human and animal!). I work from my laptop and work from home so I’m able to spend a lot of time at home with your pet(s).
Video – Get to know me
Allen was absolutely amazing! He was able to come and introduce himself to us and to Thomas and built an immediate rapport with him. We received numerous updates and photos of Thomas whilst we were away. This made me very comfortable that Thomas was in good hands. On my return, the house was immaculate and Thomas was a very happy dog. I received the usual happy hello when I walked in and then Thomas went back to Allen. This showed me what a wonderful relationship was built between Allen and Thomas over the 3 weeks that I was away.
Allen is a true dog lover and I feel he could cope with any dog. Our two dogs were very well looked after, definitely more than they are used to. Apart from the two daily walks that were demanded, they also had daily brushing sessions, massages and games in the garden. They were very sad to see him go. On our return the house was tidy and to our surprise, he had cooked us a very good meal. Allen is a very responsible, trustworthy, interesting and independent person. If he ever offers you his services, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it and your animals will have a great time.
Allen came to house sit for us for two months, looking after our dog. He was absolutely brilliant, both in advance – keeping us up to date with his travel schedule and confirming all details as and when needed – and also during his stay. He kept the house clean and tidy, and took our dog on long daily walks. He sent us regular photos and updates so that we were always reassured that he was happy and healthy. Allen also took him to the vet for us for a required vaccination which was hugely helpful. Since we have been back we have seen many of our neighbours and fellow dog walkers who met Allen out with our dog during his stay, and he was a big hit with everyone! We would absolutely recommend Allen for a house sit, and will definitely be contacting him again when we next need a housesitter.
More testimonials available upon request.