Early 30s, Solo Male, Full-time Housesitter since June 2016 with a Hotel Management Diploma and former Airbnb host.

Hi, I’m Allen, a trustworthy, reliable and experienced house sitter. Since June of 2016, I have been housesitting full-time through Europe, Asia and Canada. I love dogs, cats and all animals. As a former Airbnb host, I understand the importance of finding someone you can trust to care for your home, pets and property while you’re away.


Why I Housesit

House sitting 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. House sitting provides a great environment to work while also sharing the companionship of the animals I’m caring for.


My Experience

I’ve lived with pets most of my life. Over the past 10 years, I have house sat for friends with pets and enjoyed every minute. Since June of 2016, I have housesat as few as 1 cat and up to 4 dogs. 5-star reviews and references available here on my profile.

Travelling the majority of the last 6 years, I actively use AirBnB on my travels and stay in peoples homes while they’re away. I treat everyone’s home as if it were my own. I also consider myself fairly handy and can take care of any emergencies related to the house.



Allen looked after my 3 cats and my dog for 10 days. He was reliable, communicated regularly before and after the trip. All animals were well looked after and my home was left tidy. I recommend him as a sitter. Thanks!


Vancouver, BC, September 2017

Allen stayed at my apartment in Mexico and took care of my cat while I was away. He left the apartment clean and took very good care of my baby, Nina. I would recommend him to take care of your pets if you need.


Punta de Mita, Mexico, August 2017

Allen house sat for me for two months during the beginning of the rainy season at my rather remote and unique casa on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.   With the numerous special considerations for the property, it can be a nerve-racking to leave things in a new person’s hands.  Meeting Allen and leading him through the house and his responsibilities took away any fear and I had a completely stress free two months away.  He took care of the house and my cat beautifully, even going beyond his basic duties to help with other house projects.  He is truly a “professional house sitter”, and one that is devoted to doing the job.

Yelapa, Mexico, June-July 2017

We have had a number of housesitters and Allen is one of the very best. He stayed in our San Juan Cosala, Mexico home for 6 weeks this past spring caring for our elderly Standard Poodle. He is capable, trustworthy, and prompt with communication.  We especially appreciated the photos he sent. Allen efficiently managed a rather complicated feeding and medication schedule for our dog and supervised several household maintenance issues. He spent a great deal of time at home and took excellent care of our dog. In addition, Allen was extremely well-liked by our staff and neighbours. I can recommend with full confidence Allen Trottier as a housesitter and caregiver for your house and pets.


Ajijic, Mexico, May 2017

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Fran & Wayne

Grenada, Nicaragua, April 2017

Allen is and was a first class house and animal sitter, and I would wholeheartedly recommend him. We left our two lively dogs and cat in his capable hands while away for a long weekend and we could not have been happier with the level of care for both pets and the home. The dogs and cat were all well loved and cared for, with genuine affection. We could really see that Allen is an animal lover and does care about doing a good job at his sits. I returned home to find a spotless house (which was NOT spotless upon leaving) and that the bedding and towels had been laundered. I cannot thank him enough for the top-notch care, consideration and kindness for our animals and belongings. Many, many thanks!

Nikki & Scott

Grenada, Nicaragua, March 2017

Allen was awesome! We felt completely relaxed about leaving our cat and home in his very capable hands. He came to our house a couple of days before, to meet us, and I was able to go over housekeeping items with him. He was on time, organized, tidy, and most of all, our cat Bandymork loved him. When we came home, he was sitting on Allen’s knee, looking very comfortable. Allen kept in touch with us during our trip and even sent pictures and videos of our cat. The house was very clean and tidy upon our return. I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend him as a petsitter.

Carol & Wayne

New Westminster, BC, Feb-March 2017

At the point of posting my ad for a house sitter Allen contacted me almost immediately. We Skyped our first conversation and decided that this arrangement would be a good fit. At that point and to the time Allen arrived we were in regular contact to ensure plans were made. Allen stayed at my home for the two days before I left on my three-week holiday to ensure a smoother transition for my terriers. During my holiday Allen checked in as he could (I was in a place without ability for regular contact) so I knew the dogs were doing well. When I arrived home my house was cleaner than when I left it, the linen was cleaned, the beds were made and the dogs were clearly happy with Allen (one is curled up beside him now, and not me). Allen takes house sitting very seriously and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a person to look after pets and home.


Cloverdale, BC, January 2017

Tidy, prompt and reliable, Allen is laid back and has a good sense of humour.


Subang Jaya, Malaysia, December 2016

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.


Warrington, UK, October-November 2016

Allen came to look after my house and two dogs this weekend. He was reliable, responsible and tidy. He had to endure a lively playful young puppy and a grumpy older dog and he did not complain! I would recommend him to others and would invite him back to my house next time he is in the UK. Thanks Allen!


London, UK, September 2016

Allen has taken great care of my 4 precious poodles – not easy when the owner was partly still around. He offered to do chores and certainly did those chores. He left the house tidy , poo picked and even managed to walk 4 dogs at once. I would certainly have Allen back again and would recommend him based on the past 4 days. My star rating is based on what I have experienced. Allen clearly loves animals and knows what makes them tick.


Cobham, UK, September 2016

We discovered Trusted Housesitters.com two months ago after reaching a dead end trying to find an economical way of having our two Labradors happily looked after during our two week holiday. Allen responded to our advert and provided a lot of detail about himself so I responded with the same. The house sit was agreed then we hooked up with him again a month later via Skype whilst he was house sitting in Switzerland. All the arrangements were in place but it seemed too good to be true. Allen arrived on time, the day before we went on holiday which he felt was best for the dogs so they would see us all together and we could go through all the house and dog info. The handover was easy; Allen took it all in his stride and was an easy and relaxed guest with us in the house. We set off early the following morning and although we missed our dogs terribly, Allen’s regular texts, emails and video’s were great to receive and it was clear the dogs had fallen for him which gave us great peace of mind. On our return the dogs and the house (and Allen) were just as we’d left them; the plants and garden had also been maintained so no need for the big mow that we usually face after a holiday! Most importantly, he cared for the dogs really well; we’ve only been back a few days but I’m convinced they are looking for him! Unfortunately he is booked up for our next two holidays otherwise we would have snapped him up. Would highly recommend Allen…if he is available BOOK HIM!


Twyford, UK, August 2016

Allen came and looked after our 2 Basset Hounds and our home while we were on holiday.
The dogs love him, he kept us up to date with texts and photos.
The house was spotless when we got home. He even watered my plants in the garden!
I couldn’t be happier, as a first time user of trustedhousesitters.com I would say Allen is a fantastic advertisement.


Gloucester, UK, August 2016

Allen is a true doglover and I feel he cpuld cope with any dog. Our two dogs were very well looked after, definately 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 responible, trustworthy, interesting and independant person. If he ever offers you his services, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it and your animals will have a great time. Hope to see you again, Allen, next summer!


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2016

Cat and house sitter, excellent, friendly and reliable.


Emsworth, UK, June 2016

Allen looked after our cat and house for a week in June. We’re now trying to work out where and when we are going next so we can ask him back (with responsibility for our young German Shepherd too). He had great communication prior to his stay and kept in touch with mini updates during our vacation. On our return, The house was beautifully cleaned and he’d even laundered his bedding and remade the bed. Our cat was happy and obviously had been well looked after. From first meeting we were completely comfortable leaving Allen in charge of the house and cat. Highly recommend Allen if you want to go away confident in the knowledge your pets and home will be well looked after.


Fareham, UK, June 2016

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