Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy is a dog-loving, candle-making writer living in the Pacific Northwest with her trusty companion Ruby the rescue dog.


  • 3+ years of freelance pets writing
  • Experienced pet owner
  • Dedicated humane society volunteer
  • Wrote for Hunker and the Huffington Post


After working with pets for two years, Lauren decided to write about it. She has contributed to The Spruce Pets and The Spruce Crafts since February 2018.

She first fell in love with crafting when she joined her local 4-H chapter. The club is usually centered on farm animals, but Lauren's chosen path was crafts, cooking, and sewing. Since then, she has been DIYing everything she can dream up.


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

Expertise: Pets and crafts
Education: Western Washington University
Location: Bellingham, Washington
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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