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Pet Living with Kristen Levine launched in 2015 with an important mission: to help dog and cat parents improve their pet’s well-being and happiness through expertly sourced guidance, tried and tested product recommendations, and inspirational content to strengthen the human-animal bond.

About Pet Living with Kristen Levine

Pet Living’s early content was influenced by the authentic experiences of founder, Kristen Levine, and her dogs, Buck, Chilly, and Tulip, and cats, Olivia and Turtle. The veterinarians, trainers, and behaviorists who served the Levine family became sounding boards for her to help guide other pet parents in their journey with their own beloved furry family members.

Today, the Pet Living platform is a trusted online destination for millions of pet parents. It serves as a guide to solve pet parenting challenges that affect the human-animal bond, such as fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS), and inappropriate elimination.

An expert editorial team ensures all content is relevant to pet parents, advice is expertly sourced and health-related articles are reviewed for medical accuracy by licensed veterinary professionals.

Kristen with her dogs, Chilly 🌈 and Tulip.
Kristen with her dogs, Chilly 🌈 and Tulip.

Our editorial team is composed of experienced pet parents who share their own experiences with their cats and dogs, test new products, and bring relatable pet stories to life.

About Kristen

Insanely passionate about pets since she was a little girl, Kristen has had more than 30 pets in her lifetime — including dogs, cats, goats, donkeys, a horse, a gerbil, mice, and chickens!

Her early work with the SPCA Tampa Bay led her to a lifelong career in the pet industry, advocating for pets and their parents here on her blog and in the media.

Today, Kristen Levine is a nationally acclaimed pet expert, influencer, and Fear Free Certified® Professional with over 30 years of experience working with pets.

Through this blog and her book, Pampered Pets on a Budget, Kristen has helped millions of pet parents solve problems and provide the best care for their dogs and cats.

Working alongside hundreds of pet professionals, including veterinarians, behaviorists, and trainers inspired Kristen to become a pet parenting “guide,” providing readers with reliable information about health, wellness, and lifestyle for dogs and cats and the people who love them.

A dogged advocate for pet adoption and rescue, Kristen has featured over 1,000 adoptable dogs and cats from the SPCA on live television and radio appearances to get them adopted. Her blog,, has been featured in over 100 media outlets – including the New York Times, USA Today, FOX & Friends, Good Morning America, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, Pop Sugar, and more.

To stay up to date on the latest health and lifestyle trends for pets, Kristen serves on a board for veterinary clinical trials at BluePearl Science and regularly attends the top animal health, veterinary, and pet product conferences, where she’s often a featured speaker.

Catch Kristen‘s latest pet project, hosting the Pets Add Life podcast with the American Pet Products Association.

Kristen’s Professional Journey

  • 1998 – Became PR Director for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Tampa Bay, Florida
  • 1999 – First TV appearance with pets for adoption
  • 2000-2002 -NFL Cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2003 – Founded Fetching Communications, a PR agency for pet/vet brands
  • 2004 – First column published in The Tampa Tribune
  • 2011 – Acquired
  • 2012 – Published Pampered Pets on a Budget, Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail
  • 2014 – Launched Kristen Levine, Pet Living
  • 2015 – Named Pet Industry Woman of the Year (corporate category), Women in the Pet Industry Network
  • 2016 – Won Pet Age Women of Influence Award
  • 2017 – Founded Pet Anxiety Awareness Month (PAAW)
  • 2017 – Fetching Communications and were acquired by French | West | Vaughan, renamed FWV Fetching
  • 2019 – Won Pet Age ICON Award
  • 2019 – Pet Living refreshed and rebranded
  • 2020 – Pet Living website refresh
  • 2023 – 2 VETTY Awards for Excellence in Pet and Animal Health Marketing

In the Media

For a full list of media appearances, click here.

Editorial Team

We understand how important it is for you to trust the information we give you regarding pets. Our top-notch editorial team has years of experience working in the pet industry. Articles regarding medical issues are carefully reviewed by licensed veterinarians. Learn more about the authors behind our articles.

Kristen Levine

Kristen has an extensive background in communications and a broad network of veterinary and pet professionals. She regularly attends and speaks at pet and veterinary conferences across the country. Using this experience, Kristen creates content that translates what veterinarians say into actionable advice pet parents can use in their journey with their pets. Kristen is a Certified Fear Free Professional and Human-Animal Bond certified. Kristen lives in North Carolina with her dog, Tulip.

Pamela Keniston

Pamela has been creating award-winning and engaging content for the pet industry since 2015. Her editing process includes compassionately looking at the content through the lens of a pet parent while ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the information presented. Pamela has been featured on several pet industry podcasts and live events and was a 2024 speaker at The Pet Summit. Pamela lives in South Carolina with her dog, Zuzu.

Alyssa Perkins

Alyssa is a content writer and novelist who excels at creating detailed, carefully researched content for pet parents. Her prior experience as a certified English Language Teacher aids her in thoughtfully choosing the right words that resonate with pet parents. Alyssa lives in Georgia with her two cats, Hibiki and Dita.

Kimberly Leveris

Kimberly brings her nearly 10 years of expert proofreading skills to the editorial team to make sure each article is reviewed for grammatical accuracy.  In her free time, Kimberly loves curling up in her favorite chair with a good book and her cats, Sophie and Harriet.

Adia Montagna

Adia is an expertly trained graphic designer in the pet industry. She thoughtfully creates graphics and images that are relatable, appealing, and appropriate for each blog article on the Pet Living website. Adia lives in Maine with her cat, Cairo.

Licensed Veterinary Review Team

We take your pet’s health seriously! While this site does not intend to diagnose or cure any disease, we understand the importance of relaying accurate information about pet health and safety issues. Our licensed veterinary review team reviews health-related articles.

Joe Menucci, DVM

Dr. Joe Menicucci, DVM, has dedicated over 12 years to veterinary medicine, with a special focus on the well-being of pets and the support of their families. His approach in practice emphasizes compassion and education, ensuring pet owners are well-informed and involved in their pets’ health. Co-founder of Affordable Pet Labs, Dr. Menicucci has been instrumental in making pet health diagnostics more accessible from the comfort of home. His work is driven by a deep commitment to improve the quality of life for pets and provide peace of mind to their owners.

Paula Simon, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Simons’ true passion is supporting pets and people in need, especially when animals are experiencing critical illness. As a diplomate of ACEVECC (American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care). She specializes in post-operative management, analgesia, sepsis, and nutrition. Dr. Simons is currently practicing at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialities in Walpole, MA.

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Lisa Coder, MS, DVM, CVA

Dr. Lisa Coder graduated from the University of Missouri in 2013. She has a Master of Science (MS) degree in Veterinary Sciences and first served as a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA). She worked for several years with the United States Department of Agriculture as a public health veterinarian. In 2021, she began Home Vet, an alternative and holistic veterinary practice that provided acupuncture, therapeutic laser, and herbal medicine to pets in Sioux Falls.

She loves all animals and strives to provide a safe, comfortable, and compassionate place for the people and pets who make up our community family.

Condition-Specific Veterinary Review Team

Our specialty veterinary review team reviews health-related articles on topics such as animal Fear, Stress, and Anxiety (FAS), and animal pain as it relates to conditions such as feline and canine osteoarthritis (OA). Their expertise has contributed to helping thousands of pet parents understand and navigate these unique challenges.

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Radosta is the owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB). She is one of only 90 board-certified veterinary behaviorists in the United States and currently serves on the Fear Free Advisory Board and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force.

Marty Becker

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets. He is the founder of Fear Free™, an initiative to take the fear out of vet visits.


Dr. Pike is a diplomate of the American College of  Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB), as well as the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC). She specializes in preserving the human-animal bond, treating medical causes of behavior problems, and helping families fully appreciate the pets they have.

Valarie Tynes, DVM

Dr. Tynes has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003 and is Board Certified in Animal Welfare. She has been actively involved in the Fear Free initiative since its inception and serves on the Fear Free Speakers Bureau.

Sharon L. Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Campbell became Fear Free Certified in 2016 and is on the Fear Free Advisory Board and Board of Directors for IVAPM. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM) and has a Master of Science (MS) in veterinary science.

Alison Gerken, DVM

Dr. Alison Gerken is passionate about the physical and emotional well-being of pets. She most enjoys providing support and guidance to families as they advocate for their pet’s quality of life. In addition to behavior consulting, Dr. Gerken is passionate about educating the veterinary and pet parent communities on animal behavior and welfare topics.

Joyce Login, DVM, CPH

Dr. Login Joyce Login has provided her professional advisory on animal pain to veterinary companies, such as Zoetis, for over 10 years. She also holds a certification in public health (CPH).

Training and Behavior Review Team

Our behavioral review team specializes in helping pet parents navigate unique behavioral challenges from barking to biting, pawing to peeing.

Mikkel Becker, Certified Dog Trainer

Mikkel Becker is a certified professional dog trainer, dog behavior counselor, and behavior consultant for canines. As the lead trainer at Fear Free, she helps create calm spaces for pets at home and beyond.

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