Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna, Editor at The Spruce Pets

Kate is a Senior Editor for The Spruce Pets, The Spruce, The Spruce Crafts, and MyDomaine. With close to 10 years of writing and editing experience across a range of industries and platforms, she loves providing readers with the information they need to create beautiful homes that they love.


  • 10 years of writing and editing experience
  • Strong knowledge of home decor trends, plant parenting, cleaning, and other lifestyle topics
  • Expertise in content marketing and email strategy for brands and small businesses


Kate started her role as Editor in May 2021; she previously worked as the email editor for The Spruce Pets since joining in July 2019. She worked as a freelance contributing writer for POPSUGAR for three years, and her writing has also appeared on The Spruce, MyDomaine, and Stacker. An experienced writer and editor, Kate began her career in digital content marketing at Intrigue Media, helping local businesses with content marketing strategies, social media and email marketing, and copywriting for web. Her love of all things home and lifestyle made her an expert content marketer for homeowner-focused businesses. 

As Senior Editor, Kate assigns, publishes, and updates articles on The Spruce Pets. She also writes and strategizes for The Spruce Pets' newsletter.

Read more about The Spruce Pet's Editorial Policies and Standards.


Kate has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Guelph and a Master of Arts in Journalism with a print specialization from the University of Western Ontario.

Expertise: Plants, Home Décor, Cleaning
Education: University of Western Ontario, University of Guelph
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Title: Senior Editor

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.

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