Kristen Levine is a renowned pet living expert, entrepreneur, speaker, columnist, and pet influencer.
With more than 30 years in the pet industry, she is driven by the passionate belief that we need pets as much as they need us, and that by making the world a better place for them, we make it a better place for ourselves.
As an influencer and advocate, Kristen’s varied and well-rounded background makes her unique in the industry. A lifelong pet parent, she has also worked professionally in animal welfare, PR, and marketing with experience as an entrepreneur founding and acquiring multiple successful businesses. And her work with the veterinary industry positions her as a qualified non-vet advocate of veterinary best practices.
Kristen’s career began as a volunteer at an animal shelter before accepting the position of PR Director for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Tampa Bay, Florida. For the next 15 years, she promoted pet adoption and pet lifestyle education at the SPCA. Around this time, Kristen also “tackled” a very different opportunity as a member of the elite Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleading Squad from 2000-2002.
In 2003, she founded Fetching Communications, the first marketing and public relations pet agency. Ten years later, she acquired PetPR.com, a news distribution service. In 2017, both companies were acquired by French | West | Vaughan, an award winning integrated marketing agency.
To help people connect with their pets in more meaningful ways, Kristen launched Kristen Levine Pet Living (KLPL) in 2014. Through an engaging pet blog and by providing pet video content, she shares information on solving common pet problems, sniffing out great products, and the importance of preventative veterinary care for every stage of the pet parenting journey.
As part of KLPL’s mission, she founded Pet Anxiety Awareness Week in 2017 to address this common but misunderstood issue. A respected brand ambassador and cat and dog influencer, Kristen also uses her platform to help pet-positive brands — from traditional pet brand giants like Nestle Purina Pet Care, Zoetis, and Mars to those who serve pet owners, like Toyota, Qualcomm, Comcast, and BISSELL — reach a diverse and devoted audience.
Beyond her unique online platform, Kristen educates the public on pet living through print media, television, and radio. She has appeared on more than 1,000 live broadcasts, including Good Morning America and FOX & Friends. She puts these same skills to work for her clients with traditional and satellite media tours. A popular guest columnist for several pet parenting blogs, Kristen’s advice has been featured on the Chewy.com blog, in Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Martha Stewart Living, and in pet and veterinary trade publications.
An engaging public speaker, Kristen also brings her entertaining and inspiring message to some of the nation’s top conferences and trade shows. Kristen has been recognized for her leadership and advocacy with the Pet Age ICON award in 2019 and the Pet Age Women of Influence Award in 2016.
Kristen is married and lives in Florida with her dog, cat, and a pair of miniature donkeys.
- 2011 Muse Medallion Award, Cat Writers’ Association
- 2015 Pet Industry Woman of the Year, corporate category, from Women in the Pet Industry Network
- 2016 Pet Age Women of Influence Award
- 2017 Top 25 Lifestyle Blogs, Feedspot
- 2019 Pet Age ICON Award
- 100,000 Monthly Page Views
- 12,400+ Engaged Email Subscribers
- 117,000+ Facebook Followers
- 4,500+ Twitter Followers
- 10,600+ Instagram Followers
- 138,000+ YouTube Views/1,700+ Subscribers
- 205,500+ Pinterest Monthly Views/100,000+ Monthly Pinterest Impressions/4,600+ Followers
- 2,000+ LinkedIn Connections
- 1,000+ Live TV Appearances
- 1.25M Impressions, Pet Living on Daytime TV Show
- 600M+ Media Impressions Annually