Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy

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


Lauren has 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.

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.

She first fell in love with crafting when she joined her local 4-H chapter. The club is usually centered on animals, especially farm animals, but Lauren's chosen path was crafts, cooking, and sewing. She got enough animal care experience at home with two exuberant Border Collies.


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.

Education: Western Washington University
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Title: Writer

About The Spruce Crafts

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