Laura Mueller

Laura Mueller and Reggie

Laura Mueller is a writer and editor with a strong passion for pets, animal rescue, and cat videos. In addition to writing about animals, Laura also writes about healthcare innovation and brand marketing. When she’s not working, Laura enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, and lingering walks around the neighborhood with her dog.  


  • 7+ years as editor-in-chief of Tails Pet Magazine
  • 7+ years as a freelance writer and editor
  • 5+ years volunteering in animal rescue
  • Contributed 25+ articles to The Spruce Pets


Laura spent over seven years as the editor-in-chief of Tails Pet Magazine, a Chicago-based pet publication focused on animal rescue and pets as part of the family. She has been a freelance writer and editor for almost eight years.

In addition to her work, Laura spends time volunteering in animal rescue, including Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society and Starfish Animal Rescue, a rescue transport organization. 


Laura graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in history and a concentration in post-World War II Soviet social history. Laura credits her undergraduate experience with honing her research, writing, and editing skills, though she doesn’t have much opportunity anymore to display her Soviet history expertise. 

From DePaul, Laura headed to the University of Miami in Florida to pursue her law degree. It took her one year to realize she'd rather write than argue, so she left law school to begin a writing internship with The Daily Muse (now The Muse) and to take on the editor role at Tails Pet Magazine. 

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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