on Make a Living Writing:
Want to get paid to write about pets?
If you’re a writer who loves pets, consider combining your passions and becoming a pet-care writer.
If you want to write about pets, there’s some good news: the pet industry is enormous. In North America alone, it’s currently worth over $225 billion, and many pet care businesses and publications need freelancers who can write about pets.
The majority of the market consists of non-veterinary-related products and services, meaning that there are lots of opportunities to write about pets within the niche regardless of your educational background.
This list features 19 markets that pay freelancers to write about pets and cover topics about animals and pet care. It includes publications that focus on all kinds of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, birds, and even reptiles.
TIP: Before you pitch any of these markets, make sure you carefully study the writer’s guidelines – whenever available – and familiarize yourself with the pub.
If you’re pitching a print or digital magazine, that means you should ideally read through at least two recent issues. That way, you can get a good sense of the style, tone, and types of pet-related content and stories they publish.