Christina Donnelly

Christina Donnelly is a writer, editor, and animal welfare advocate who loves to spread cheer in the form of cute animal photos and interesting animal facts.


  • Nearly 10 years of experience writing digital content about lifestyle, including pets
  • 12+ years volunteering for animal welfare organizations, such as the ASPCA and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary


Christina has worked in digital media for over a decade. She began her career as an Editor at Nickelodeon, then transitioned into lifestyle content, including pets. Her current 9-to-5 is with Anthem Health, where she works as a content lead. A former Spruce editor, Christina has been contributing content to The Spruce Pets for over two years.

Christina has experiencing managing an animal welfare organization, volunteering at numerous animal shelters and sanctuaries, and writing on all things animals.


Christina received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marist College in 2010. There, she was the president of FoxP.A.W. (People for Animal Welfare). 

Expertise: Dogs
Education: Marist College
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Title: Writer

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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