About-Me/Q&A

"Being a breeder is a tough job - a true labor of love. I hope you choose to support my breeding programs! Without client support, I wouldn't be able to continue doing what I love. My clients are super important to me. I make sure to provide the best experience possible - from working with me to starting a wonderful life with your new loving companion(s) and every step inbetween." - Laurinda W.

Question: How do I begin the the application process? Answer: Easy! Ideally after reading over most of the website, go to "Contact Me & Adoption Applications." From there, you will see directions on how to fill out a quick application and submit by email. I always respond within 24 hours unless your email didn't come through. I will reply with whether you're approved or denied for getting rat(s)/hamster(s) from me and I will tell you how to proceed from there. I will also answer any questions you include for me.

Question: What happens if my application is denied? Answer: Most completed applications are approved, but I reserve the right to deny any application. I may not say you're denied. Instead - I frequently give suggestions on what you need to do before you can get animals from me. If you're denied without suggestion, there were too many issues with your application. Please don't take offense to a fully denied application. It happens sometimes and choosing who I approve/deny is part of being a responsible and ethical breeder. I want my animals to go to suitable homes and the reality of the world we live in is that not all homes are suitable. Some people need help realizing that! All received applications are saved by my email record.

Question: Where did your rat bloodlines originate from? Answer: Aside from one line, all of my lines came from other breeders. A few of my past animals have not come from named ratteries such as my own. I found them through networking. I received my dwarf, blue-rex, Harley, marten, fawn-rex, fairblaze, and Aussie lines from a breeder in PA who had acquired some of the best bloodlines in the country. Some of my lines can be traced back to Canadian and Australian breeders. The longer I work with my lines, the more I can understand them and improve them.
.

Question: Where did your hamster bloodlines originate from? I have one hamster bloodline. I have been working with them for a few years now. Part of the line originated from pet store stock (hamster breeders are hard to find), but over time I have made immense progress with their quality and temperament. In 2018, I added new blood using a breeder I found by networking. She’s an extremely private person and asked I not disclose her info.

.
Question: You look so young! How old are you? Answer: Currently 24 years old. I am a recent Stony Brook University College graduate, spring 2018. I am not a home owner. I occupy an apartment inside my parent’s home that can be entered through the home’s main door. For income I work for my relative's daycare and as a career, I write novels. Photo of me below.
.
Question: How did you get involved with rats? Answer: I love ALL animals (including insects, horses, dogs, snakes, everything!), but rats have been a favorite of mine for a long time. My aunt is the person who started my interest for these amazing and highly intelligent creatures. When I was around nine years old, she mentioned to me that you can have a rat as a pet. The idea seemed crazy to me. I thought, “Who would want a rat as a pet?” I found myself looking at them in pet stores. I had never noticed them before. I didn't even know they were sold as pets or at all. After seeing them I fell in love with the idea of a companion rat. I felt it would be an unusual and cool animal to have. One of my first pets was my first rat. He was a beautiful black male whom I named after a Lion King character. He was purchased at a pet store. Even though he was sickly due to being poorly bred and raised, he was a good pet. I had three rats after him over time. After the third passed away I took a break from rat ownership. In 2015, I decided it was time to be a rat parent again. I thought about how these animals would be really rewarding to breed and how there a not many breeders where I am located. After some planning, researching, and searching I began my breeding program. The animals I learned from initially were animals from feeder stock. After a while, I stopped breeding them (aside from one line) and acquired better animals to work with in early 2016. I have since continued to improve the lines for temperament, color, size, structure, and more.
.
Question: Do you take in rescues? Answer: No. I have in the distant past, but no longer do so.  
.
Follow my Rattery on facebook and instagram!
Facebook page = "White Wolf Pet Breeder." Link: https://www.facebook.com/whitewolfpetbreeder/
Instagram: instagram.com/whitewolfpetbreeder

The Face of White Wolf Rattery & Hamstery

IMG_3661

I'm very down to earth and friendly! Form a friendship with me. I am happy to hear from everyone who adopts babies from me. All of my animals come with "life-time" breeder support meaning that you can contact me at ANY point in their lives regarding questions or updates. I love to give out advice and hear how they are doing!

Disclaimer: I do not condone general interaction between rats/rabbits. This was for a fast photo shoot only and no other interaction ever occurs between the species.