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Over thirty 5-star reviews! A huge thank you to everyone who wrote me a review.
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Catherine Chou Date: 4/20/18
"I just got a male baby hamster from White Wolf Hamstery and couldn't be happier. I've had 5 hamsters in the past (all from pet stores), and he is hands down the sweetest, most affectionate hamster I've ever had. He required absolutely no taming. Once he got over the stress of being uprooted to a new home, he let us pick him up without trying to jump/run away, and would let me kiss him. He never, ever bit or chattered his teeth at us. Laurinda was wonderful. She answered all e-mails unbelievably quickly (I'm not sure when she sleeps), including questions on care after we brought him home. She gave recommendations on food, including providing information on a good eBay supplier. I highly recommend White Wolf Hamstery for getting your next pocket pet."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jeff Willoughby Date: 4/13/18
"Why didn't you just buy a hamster at Petco?" they always ask. Laurinda is highly capable and takes no guff. Sure, Petco would have been cheaper, faster, and easier. Our new hamster son is quite sharp and cute, has a wonderful temperament, and Laurinda is a wealth of knowledge. I'm so thankful to have found her."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Renata Coelho Date: 3/26/17
"I feel so lucky to have found the White Wolf Rattery. I just adopted 3 girls they are adorable and very well socialized. Laurinda is knowledgeable, professional and great at what she does. I think it speaks volumes . I'm not a new rat owner, but I strongly recommend her to anyone, new and experienced rat owners."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Li Grace Date: 3/18/18
"Laurinda is amazing! I feel so lucky to be able to adopt 2 baby rats from her. She is super fast and patient in replying my e-mails from picking the right babies for me to answering all my questions about getting the right gears for them. Her rattery is very pleasant to visit and I also got a bunch of really nicely designed (and some handmade by her) toys and hammocks from her. She is such an acknowledgeable breeder and totally professional. I highly recommend getting pets from her."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Meghan Ritchy Date: 3/14/17
"I have had pet rats for years, and these are by far the friendliest and healthiest rats I’ve owned. Laurinda is wonderful and really knows her stuff when it comes to the animals she breeds. I highly recommend her!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Ozzie Benson Date: 3/12/18
"The best breeder on the East Coast, hands down. I took home three boys from White Wolf Rattery four months ago after driving 6 hours to her and they are amazing. Worth every moment of the trip and wait. SUPER friendly, loving, and healthy. White Wolf Rattery may even just be the best breeder in the country in my opinion. Laurinda is extremely responsive, caring, knowledgeable, and friendly. Her rattery is beautiful and well looked after. Her bloodlines are top notch. It was a wonderful experience. The pet shop rats and the rats from other breeders I have had in the past don't compare whatsoever! Will certainly be back for more awesome rats in the future. If you want the best, look no further!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Bri S. Date: 2/19/18
"This was my first time adopting rats and I couldn’t be happier. White Wolf Rattery is great, and even though there is sometimes a bit of a wait, it is well worth it. I just brought my two baby boys home two days ago, and they are already snuggling with me and giving me kisses! Laurinda was extremely helpful throughout the process and promptly answered my many questions through email. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to adopt pet rats."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jeanette Ng Date: 2/18/18
"It was amazing adopting our rats from Laurinda. I found her always responsive and very knowledgeable, all through the months while waiting for our babies to be born, and she is continuing to offer advice and help post-adoption. Visiting her rattery was an incredible experience, seeing all her animals including our rats' parents, and how clean and cozy her setup was. Our rats turned out to be superbly sweet companions -- their temperaments absolutely in line with what she described, and really beautiful. Totally worth the wait!!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Kelly Doran Date: 2/11/18
"We are first-time rat owners, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Laurinda and her rattery were extremely organized, we even got to meet the father and grandfather of 2 of our rats. We adopted 3 rats, two were 6 weeks old and the other one was 6 months old at the time of adoption, he's been a great older brother to show the other 2 the ropes. I highly recommend White Wolf Rattery, especially if you are new to rats because you know you're getting rats that are well cared for and from someone that's extremely knowledgeable."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Catherine Egan Date: 1/15/18
"We are first-time rat owners, and have had a wonderful experience with Laurinda and the White Wolf Rattery. She is highly organized, responds quickly to all questions, and - most importantly, of course - her animals are obviously very well cared for, which is clear as soon as you visit the rattery. She breeds for temperament, and we adopted three rats from her Aussie line. I am amazed at how immediately sweet and friendly our three baby rats were. After we came home, I had a few more questions, and again she responded very quickly. She is obviously extremely knowledgeable, and I highly recommend her rattery, especially if you are new to rats. We could not be happier with our experience."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Myriah McClellan Date: 1/14/18
"She was extremely nice and informative. Her house is extremely nice and clean and doesn’t smell at all, she keeps it very ventilated. All her animals seem to be very happy and well taken care of. I believe that she is extremely dedicated to the work she has put in."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Rob LaGasse Date: 1/8/18
"Laurinda was great to work with. I was given a tour of the rattery and I'm impressed with how well everything is run and how knowledgeable she is. I love my baby rats and plan to get more from her in the future. Highly recommended."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Danielle Williams Date: 12/17/17
"I got three of the sweetest rats from here a few months ago. They all bonded to me quickly, love to be held and play. One was a little shy at first but he's turned into a total lap rat and loves to sit and cuddle.
Laurinda was great, very helpful and answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend getting rats from her."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Mariah Shones Date: 12/4/17
"White Wolf Rattery & Hamstery, and specifically Laurinda who runs it, is fantastic! I was looking into getting pet rats - I'm a first time rat owner. Laurinda has so much information, and she is very willing to help you out. I've sent her several long emails with questions, and her replies are always prompt and helpful - I never feel like I'm bothering her. You can tell how much she cares about the animals. I ended up getting 4 rats, and they are all the sweetest, most loving little creatures. You can tell that Laurinda has put a lot of time, thought, and care into her breeding program, because the animals she produces are best-in-class. Over the course of this process, I ended up waiting on her waitlist for several months. This sounds like a lot of time to wait for pets, but it was absolutely worth it. My new pets are amazing and have brought a lot of joy into my life, and it brings me a lot of comfort to know I have the support of an experienced breeder behind me if I run into any issues / have any questions. I live in Manhattan, so if you are based in NYC, its absolutely worth a trip out to Long Island, and it really was not very much trouble at all. Also, Laurinda updates her website and Facebook page pretty frequently, which was a game-changer while you waited for your new pals to become available. I have nothing but the best to say about Laurinda, her rattery, my new pets, and how the process went overall. 11/10 would recommend."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Sandy Liu Date: 11/27/17
"This review is from my daughter since the rats are going to be her first pets and I want her to learn about responsibility though I may want want some for myself in the future after this experience! My daughter's review: I was looking for a pet that was not big and not aggressive. I was researching animals and my mom told me about rats, perfect! We didn't want to get the rats at a store, since they might not be trained and have the best health. We were looking for a place not too far away from our home and we found White Wolf Rattery. We researched it some more and it was excellent reviews. We waited patiently till our name was up on the wait list and finally we were ready to pick them up! I was very excited and when we got there Laurinda was very organized and we could tell she loved her rats. She was very friendly and answered all our questions. We could tell that she was very experienced. When we got home, the girls just wanted our attention and love. They would lick my hands and were already potty-trained. I would absolutely recommend this place if you are looking for adorable and loving pets!"
(Sandy Liu and her wonderful daughter took home two older rats who were returned to me after their owner could no longer keep them. They were already litter trained by their previous owner.)
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jesse Brady Date: 11/26/17
"This rattery is amazing. Laurinda was so friendly, easygoing, and helpful. She responds to emails quickly and was even more wonderful in person than I could have imagined. I am a first time rat owner and her expertise and professional but kind attitude made me feel completely ready to bring home my three boys. They've only been home with me for a few hours, but they have been exploring their cage and seem to be adjusting well! It was an extra perk to be invited into the rattery to see how much work and love Laurinda puts into making sure her rats are healthy and happy! If you're looking for a breeder, she's the whole package!!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Heidi Schmalfuss Date: 11/13/17
"I am a first time rat owner and Laurinda has helped answer any questions I've had about the boys I got from her rattery. On Saturday November 11th, I welcomed Joey and Kuzco( Previously named Lincoln) into my home. They seem to be adjusting very well to their new environment and they're both so lovable and mushy in my hands. Laurinda runs the rattery very well and I was happy to meet the parents of my boys and see the generations of ratties that have gotten her lines to have such a great temper. I would recommend White Wolf Rattery to anyone who is seriously looking into getting lovable ratties."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Abigail Stringer Date: 11/11/17
"Only had my girls Lavender and Sapphire (previously known as Arina and Hannah) for a couple hours so I can't say much, but so far they're fitting in great! They already take cheerios from me and have explored most of their critter nation, plus had a friendly encounter with my 6 year old King Charles Spaniel. Laurinda has made this process, AMAZING! Her house was incredible! She let me meet mom and dad, both of which were gorgeous and sweet. All the products I bought from her have been working amazingly! She answered all my questions within an hour of each, and her page is filled with cute nursery photos through out your wait time. I definitely recommend White Wolf Rattery for anyone looking for some new furry friends! :)"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Noel Vultaggio Date: 11/6/17
"I decided one day that I wanted dumbo rats and knew that the ones from a pet store aren’t the best in health and quality. So I did my research and came across White Wolf Rattery. Laurinda is a wonderful person very down to earth, caring, and loving to her ratties. She answered all my questions that’s I didn’t know about rats even with being a previous owner of them. It was a very different experience getting babies from a breeder. When it was my time to pick my girls up at WWR it was fun, very clean and didnt smell at all. Laurinda showed me the Mom and dad of my ratties. You can truly tell she loves what she does and the care she shows for WWR. She made my experience perfect.
My ratties are Zoe and Hazel they are the most sweetest,friendliest, and healthiest rats I’ve ever owned. When I first brought them home they were a little scared but after a few days they warmed up and are full of energy and love now. My girls are very alert as soon as they hear my voice they come out and are ready to play. I would never choose to get rats from anywhere else but White Wolf Rattery.
I highly recommend WWR if you are ever looking to purchase the best ratties that you can get. It’s worth it ! Check it out!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Mande Bellantonio Date: 10/9/17
"I just picked up Boo Bear and Spookster the other night. They are the sweetest little boys! I was extremely excited when I found out they were Enzo's babies! Laurinda is awesome! She's so knowledgeable and will answer any questions you might have! She not only let me meet and hold Enzo, but she introduced me to my babies grandfather Dexter! Who showered me with kisses btw! The rat room was so clean! Thanks again and I will recommend you to anyone that is interested in adding rats to their family!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Kiera N. Date: 9/20/17
"We got two Aussie Dumbo rats from Laurinda a few weeks ago for our daughter, and they are pretty much the best rats I have ever met. These two girls are friendly, sweet, cuddly and playful. They settled in to their new home quickly, and run to greet anyone who comes up to the cage, are always up for cuddles or playing in their playpen. We have a family of five with a particularly rambunctious 4 year old boy, and I was worried they might be afraid of him, but they love him just as much as anyone else.
I am very impressed with White Wolf Rattery; both the set up of the space (clean and welcoming), and especially Laurinda's care in breeding for the kind of character traits that make a rat a good and loving pet. Our rats are not only beautiful (with gorgeous silvery fur and bright large eyes), but they have wonderful personalities. I couldn't ask for better rats, or for a better breeder. Laurinda is an excellent resource and has gotten back to me quickly with any questions I have had, and is happy to get pictures and info about the rats she has placed with families. She obviously loves what she does and it shows."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Vaughan T. Date: 9/8/17
"I didn't want to purchase a rat from Petco or any of these chain stores so I was excited when I came across White Wolf Rattery & Hamstery. The whole process was professional from beginning to end. Her care and attention for the rats are proven in the continuous great temperament of her litters. Communication was/is very on point because as a first-time owner I had a lot of questions and Laurinda answered everything promptly with accurate information, a walking Google. Couldn't be happier with my two boys Onyx & Sterling. If you're looking to adopt some loving adorable rats, check out WWR."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Salvatore D. Date: 8/22/17
"I got three new ratties from Laurinda not three days ago and they're already settled in as such lovable mushes! I know boys tend to be the more affectionate ones, but all 3 girls LOVE my attention and affection and lick my hands to death. They also pretty much potty trained themselves within a day.
They say a way to a rats heart is through their stomach but honestly when it comes to Laurinda's rats, they genuinely LOOK for love and attention without even needing treats as motivation. (I still give them treats however :D)
Laurinda is very professional and I enjoyed every minute of meeting her and seeing her rat room. It didn't smell at all. She answered every question I had without hesitation, and she's clearly very knowledgeable. She takes great passion in what she does and it shows. I loved being able to meet her other rats and the parents of my rats. She cares about her clients and wants them to have a good experience with her!
Overall the experience was great and I honestly couldn't have asked for more. I'll definitely come back to Laurinda for more babies in the future!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Marissa R. Date: 8/6/17
"AMAZING PERFECT ADORABLE RATS from WHITE WOLF RATTERY!
TRUSTWORTHY, KNOWLEDGABLE, PROFESSIONAL BREEDER.
This is my first experience with rats after many years of owning other rodents as pets. These babies are everything I always hoped my mice, dwarf hamsters, and chinchilla would be. I've never met a rodent so smart, friendly, and genuinely looking for love and attention (not just food!)
Sweet, gentle, and very funny. Guaranteed free of diseases and quiet! They come to the door of their cage, waiting to be played with, every day when I get home from work. They've never bitten me, lick like a dog when happy, love to play games and run around. They POTTY TRAINED very quickly and therefore are allowed to play freely in my bedroom when I'm home.
Laurinda was amazing to work with and provided a surplus of information on caring for rats before I even met her. Her website is filled with a wealth of knowledge that made me feel really prepared before my rats came home. I was on her waitlist before my baby rats were born, so it was really fun keeping up with the pregnancy of the mama rats and seeing updated photos of the growing litters after they were born.
I loved having the opportunity to meet all of her other rats when coming to pick up my babies. It gave me assurance that these were pure bred, sweet and friendly, domesticated rats that love their owner.
I received my rats two weeks prior to writing this review and decided to wait to see how one baby in particular has settled in. The temperament of one rat I chose was rated with fewer stars than others on Laurinda's website because she was naturally more nervous and antsy. She's been home for only 2 weeks now and comes when called, eats food very gently out of my hand, is easily picked up, and even climbs up my leg from the floor all the way into the hood of my sweatshirts! She has warmed up extremely well with socialization (Lolli, the black and white one in my photos uploaded) . So even Laurinda's "less perfect" rats are amazing! Needless to say the other one is wonderful (Cricket, the beige and white one). True companions!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
I will definitely be getting other rats from Laurinda in the future."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Nick C. Date: 7/30/17
"I have never met anyone like Laurinda. She such an amazing, down to earth person who treats her customers with great respect. Not only was i laughing the whole time i was there, i also learned a great amount. She is very informative and will answer any questions you have.
The rats I bought are happy, healthy, and have an amazing temperament. The first few days they were a little scared but once they adjusted they are loving mushes! Its funny because each rat has such a different personality. Leo loves to give out kisses and run around my bed, Leo just loves people in general, Koda loves to snuggle and get chin and belly rubs... YES belly rubs i never thought a rat would roll over for belly scratches but he loves it, and Baloo.. oh lord.. Baloo is the crazy one of the bunch, hes constantly bouncing off the walls and has no clue how to calm down BUT hes super sweet and loves to play with my glasses and hair. All three rats have a fantastic temperament and i couldn't be happier.
Laurinda keeps her cages clean and she treats the rats with great care. You wouldn't even know she has a billion rats because it doesn't smell! She does a great job keeping it clean. Another thing.. i ask a million questions but whenever i had questions she was always quick to answer and never fails to provide me with the correct information. I love how kind and knowledgeable she is. I dont fear texting her because i know how kind she is and she truly cares for all of her customers which is so great. You wont find many people like her. She is truly a fantastic person. I 1000000% recommend you get your rats from her. The White Wolf Rattery & Hamstery is fantastic!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Sally F. Date: 7/22/17
"The rat room was spotless and didn't smell- very professional looking! Laurinda was super knowledgeable and helpful with all our questions- our two new boys look healthy as can be and have unmistakably sweet personalities, noticeable from the first meeting. After having a pair of rats from petco, this entire experience was so much better in comparison."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Savy M. Date: 7/16/17
"I thought I'd already reviewed Laurinda here (Google page), but I guess I only did Facebook which is a crime because Laurinda is amazing! I got my beige hooded boys from her almost a year ago, and they are the sweetest, best-tempered little creatures ever. They're cuddly and love to give kisses, and they are also so funny to watch. Sometimes we let them free roam the living room while we watch them, and they have distinct and cute personalities. Big P is obsessed with climbing our bicycles, and and Reepicheep is much more into staying close and climbing all over people. Both are smart and always come back to us when we call or go to their cage when they're done playing. Worst case scenario, they can always be tempted back with a treat. They smell great, I never have people complain about the smell of my apartment. They're also ridiculously soft and never bite. Like all boy ratties they pee a lot but it's nothing we weren't prepared for and is easily cleaned and doesn't have a strong smell.
Laurinda is super knowledgeable about rat care in general, but especially on her own ratties and bloodlines. After I purchased them I noticed some scabs on Big P's neck, and was immediately paranoid about mites. I messaged Laurinda for advice and she gave me a list of foods that had given their mom and dad protein itch, and gave helpful diet tips to try before I shelled out the cash for a vet. With a teeny bit if adjustment Big P's skin cleared up and he stopped being so itchy. I didn't expect so much help from her after I'd purchased them, but she me never treated me like i was bugging her. I love Laurinda's rats. Boyfriend has to talk me out of getting more almost every week."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Hannah/Gayle T. Date: 6/22/17
"I picked up two really really sweet rats from Laurinda and I could not be more happy with them. I got two females that are so sociable and smart! I had been looking to get rats from the local area for so long and when I stumbled upon Laurinda I could tell from her website she was really organized and knew exactly the best way to raise these babies! Laurinda answered all my questions and clearly has a passion for working with rats and has perfected their care. I would definitely recommend the White Wolf Rattery to anyone interested in getting lovely, friendly and adorable rats!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Emily G. Date: 5/17/17
"Laurinda was really cool and knowledgeable, and all of her animals were very well taken care of. I adopted 2 young boy rats and took home a retired adult rat. They were already behaving well when I was handling them at her rattery so I have full confidence in Laurinda's breeding abilities that they will be super friendly once they've fully settled into their new home. I highly recommend getting your rats from Laurinda!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Breonne R. Date: 4/23/17
"Just picked up 2 beautiful girls from WWR and could not be more pleased. Not only was Laurinda super knowledgeable and professional, the rats have already met and exceeded every expectation we hoped for already. I'd rate WWR more then 5 stars if possible!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jeannine Z. Date: 4/21/17
"I recently got two of the sweetest rats I have ever owned (and I have had rats for the last 20 years) from White Wolf Rattery. Cora and Olivia bonded almost instantly, Olivia licked me the entire way home, and in the three short weeks I have had them they have proven to be exceptionally social, brave and absolutely loving. Laurinda is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. She has dedicated herself to the betterment of these animals we love so much through her selective breeding for health and temperament. I would highly recommend Laurinda and White Wolf Rattery to anyone!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Becca H.
"Laurinda is friendly, caring, and knowledgeable about rats! I really like that she puts such effort into feeding her animals high quality food. I am still a bit new to rats and so she's been really open and helpful, and always willing to answer my questions."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Shannon D. Date: 2016
"Laurinda is an absolutely wonderful breeder. All the cages were spotless, and the animals all looked very well cared for. It was evident from our first conversation that she has a deep love and care for all animals, especially rats. I recently adopted two 6 week old males, and they are very social, loving and sweet. I highly recommend White Wolf Rattery to anyone searching for outstanding pet rats!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Joshua F. Date: 2016
"I have looked for a good Rattery for a few years and just when I was going to quit looking I ran into White Wolf Rattery. The cages are clean and fresh, the ratties are very social and well taken care of. Their diet is exceptional as well as there behavior. Very on point with communication and with providing factual information. I Highly recommend you hit WWR up if you interested in adopting."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Maria B. Date: 2016
"Outstanding and wonderful. I am really happy with the experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to adopt these great little animals."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Chelsea N.
"I didn't write much in my review at first, because I wanted to wait just a little bit longer, but these are the sweetest, most sociable rats I've ever owned. They always approach when I open their cage doors and they don't even hide when they're eating. They get along so well and I'm so happy with them and I love them so much."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Lisa N.
"Cages are clean and well kept, and the rats have a wonderful temperament. Can't wait to come back the next time I get rats Love them so much!!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Krista H.
"We got our boys a few weeks ago. Laurinda is great! Professional, sweet, and takes amazing care of these babies. Right from the start, our boys (Barney and Dave) came right over to us, wanted to be pet and held. They are beyond sweet and friendly. We couldn't be happier. The room that the rats are in is immaculate and the rats are so well taken care of. I'd recommend Laurinda to anyone!"