KJ Callihan

KJ Callihan

Kristen (KJ) Callihan is a writer for The Spruce Pets with a background in mental health and education in addition to journalism. In addition to educational and marketing writing, she specializes in product reviews, especially regarding animals and pet care.


- In addition to her journalistic work, KJ has created content for educational sites, hotel publications, and marketing blogs
- She loves bingeing true crime documentaries when she's not writing
- KJ shares a love of farmer's markets and homemade cooking with her son


KJ's articles have appeared on sites like CNET, AAA Northeast magazine, Knoji, Bob Vila, OhMyVeggies.com, Ancient Origins, and OutwardOn.com. She has also created content for Kaplan, Trivago, and Finfrock Marketing.

Favorite Review:

One of her favorite reviews for The Spruce Pets is her deep dive into cat subscription boxes. She can definitively recommend Meowbox to any cat owner.


She has a B.A. from Michigan State University featuring cognates of sociology, psychology, and religious studies.

Education: Michigan State University
Title: Freelance Writer

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.

More from KJ Callihan