Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy, Cat and Dog Expert for The Spruce Pets

Lauren Murphy is a freelance writer, pet owner, and crafter who contributes content to both The Spruce Pets and The Spruce Crafts.


  • Contributed pet content to The Spruce Pets for almost two years
  • Three years of freelance experience
  • Dedicated Humane Society volunteer


After dog-walking and pet-sitting full-time for two years, she decided to write about it. She has contributed to The Spruce Pets and The Spruce Crafts since February 2018.

Lauren has also been writing for environmentally-focused Earth911 since 2016, exploring her passion for the planet. She has gone on to write for notable publications like Hunker and the Huffington Post.


Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University in 2013. Skillshare classes, craft clubs, and animal behavior classes made her into the DIY, pet, and craft writer she is today.

Expertise: Cats, Dogs
Education: Western Washington University
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Title: Writer

About The Spruce Pets

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