Thank you to everyone who wrote me a review; I absolutely love my clients!
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Paris S. Date: 3/16/19
"Superb breeder. Very professional. Adopted 3 very beautiful female rats. Very satisfied customer. Buy your critters from her if you can."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Derek Hadden Date: 3/9/19
"Wonderful experience adopting our two male rats! Highly recommend! Would definitely adopt from Laurinda again in the future."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Melissa Sobczak Date: 2/25/19
"I recently adopted 2 of the sweetest, most well-behaved rat babies from White Wolf Rattery.
The breeder was incredibly professional, organized, knowledgeable, and very prompt with responses to any questions I had.
Her space is kept very clean, and the animals are living in great conditions. You can tell that she genuinely cares for all of her animals.
I would 100% recommend adopting from White Wolf Rattery."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Candace Haskell Date: 2/25/19
"Laurinda makes the process of adopting a rat seamless. She is incredibly knowledgeable and you can tell her reputation and standards mean everything to her. She has a great selection of high quality rats available and offers discounts for purchasing more than one. The first time I looked at her website was with my cousin who is a vet. My cousin was very impressed with how detailed and thorough she was and noted how she listed goals for each of her breed lines. That just goes to show how dedicated to quality she is. I will definitely be adopting from her again and I would recommend her to anyone."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Katrina Anderson Date: 2/23/19
"Loved everything about my experience with White Wolf Critters. I am so happy to be able to take home two gorgeous and playful baby boys! Would recommend this for anyone looking for beautiful, and healthy rats!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Laura Guerrero Date: 2/23/19
"I enjoyed my experience with WWC. The breeder is friendly but serious about her business. I messaged her prior to buying my ratties through email and she answered every single one and I normally did not have to wait long for a response during our exchanges. I just got my rats today and can't wait for them to get comfy in their new home "
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Stacie Barell Date: 2/16/19
"I just adopted two boys from White Wolf Critters and the whole experience was awesome. Super knowledgeable and professional, I definitely recommend to those looking for new additions to their family!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Madeley Rodriquez Date: 2/6/19
"We recently adopted 3 beautiful baby boys from Laurinda*. She is a serious breeder who cares deeply about her animals. Her website is also very thorough on providing a comprehensive guide for all the things you need to know or have questions regarding food, housing and general of your pet. I highly recommend her as a breeder!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Cori Kidney Date: 2/5/19
"Finding my perfect pet rats couldn't have been easier, thanks again to you Laurinda!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Mark Churchland Date: 1/27/19
"Very happy with our two female rats. They are lovely friendly creatures."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Shannon Davis Date: 12/17/18
"NEW EDIT 12/17/18
Since this will not let me add a new review, I have decided to add an addendum to my last review. I just adopted two more baby rats from Laurinda, two males 7 weeks old, again from the beige hooded line. Both are the absolute sweetest things. I have had them for just over a week and they are already learning their names, to trust me, and are already showing affection. I will say that both sets of boys that I have adopted from Laurinda have had great temperaments and have not as destructive as some pet-store rats that I have had in the past.
Also, Laurinda was very helpful throughout the process of adopting my new boys. She thoughtfully updated me on upcoming litters and helped me find the perfect rats for me, who happen to be related to my senior rats from her! If you are considering getting rats from her, I strongly consider adding yourself to the waitlist as it made the process much easier and allowed me to get email updates which helped me find the perfect pair of rats for me.
Additionally, I'd like to provide an update for my two senior boys (my original post from September 2016). Both boys just turned 2.5 years and are doing well! Unfortunately one of the two has developed a tumor at about 2 years old, which was removed and grew back. I do not attribute that to Laurinda in ANY way as tumors are extremely common in rats and actually occurred a lot later in life than previous pet-store rats that I have owned (I have had pet-store rats in the past develop tumors around 1-1.5 years old). My other boy of the original pair is doing extremely well, in fact his vet said that he looked much younger than 2.5 years old. His coat is still impeccable and he is quite active and loving. Both have been EXTREMELY healthy throughout life and only required veterinary intervention with the tumor removal when he was 2 years old. Neither of my seniors have ever required treatment for mycoplasmosis flare-ups, respiratory infections, dental issues, or any other acute medical illnesses. Neither of them have been destructive throughout life, and both are litter trained. They are the first pair of rats that I have had enough trust to allow unsupervised free-ranging in my rat-proofed room, which I think says a lot for the quality of rats that they are.
AGAIN; I cannot recommend Laurinda enough if you are considering adopting rats. Her rats are far superior to the lovely pet-store rats that I have had in their temperament, health, and longevity.
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 Organic Rattery to anyone searching for outstanding pet rats."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Courtney Clarke Date: 12/13/18
"Laurinda* was SO nice!! I adopted an 8 week old PEW from her this past weekend and he is such a sweetie pie! She was very helpful, answered all my questions and had the cutest toys and hideaways for her clients! Thank you SO much!! Your rattery is wonderful :)"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Fayne P. Date: 12/3/18
"Best breeder around. She goes above and beyond for all of her breeding programs. Highly recommend. Go to nobody else!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jessie Haynes Date: 12/1/18
"Laurinda is wonderful! We adopted 2 sweet sister rats, and couldn’t be happier. Our rats are already adjusting quickly because they’ve been hand raised in a loving environment. They’re sweet, healthy and adorable. Laurinda was very thorough and knowledgeable, and she also sells some fun and helpful rat toys and supplies, and even had a great, affordable carrier for us to purchase. The pick up apartment is pristine and fun, with lots of interesting pets to see. I highly recommend, and appreciate her expertise."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jessica Lovas Date: 11/22/18
"An amazing experience and such sweet little rats! Laurinda is very knowledgeable and will answer all your question. If you're looking to adopt healthy, loving rats then I recommend White Wolf Rattery."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Liv Martens Date: 11/19/18
"Picked up a lovely new pal here, couldn't be happier! A little out of the way without a car but clean and welcoming."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Bru Bloom/Linda V. Date: 11/17/18
"If you are looking to adopt rats, the White Wolf Rattery is the place to go! Laurinda was very friendly and fantastic responding to us quickly and answering all our questions. She is extremely knowledgeable and it is obvious she loves what she does. We adopted two female baby rats and they are not only adorable they are healthy and sweet as can be! We could not be happier!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Bea Anderson Date: 11/13/18
"Great, friendly, professional, know exactly what she is talking about!! High quality"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Samuel Falotico Date: 10/25/18
"Laurinda is great! She is an excellent breeder and knows all there is to know about rats! We adopted 2 dwarf rats from her—they have excellent temperament, they are healthy, and so cute! Highly recommend anyone looking to adopt a pet rat to get one from her; you won't be disappointed!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Allegra Stein Date: 10/19/18
"Laurinda of White Wolf Rattery was a pleasure to work with. She clearly knows her stuff, was so prepared and organized. She obviously loves her work and her animals!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jason Sobin Date: 10/8/18
"Laurinda is amazing. From finding her website to getting my babies, the process has been great. Laurinda is extremely knowledgeable and clearly loves what she does. She responds to every message quickly and was a pleasure to work with. Being a first-time rat owner, I had A LOT of questions and Laurinda was patient and understanding. I recommend White Wolf Rattery & Hamstery. Thank you Laurinda!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Luciana Debattista Date: 9/23/18
"Laurinda was so welcoming and helpful, it was a great adoption experience and I couldn’t ask for more! The babies are slowly warming up to their new home "
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ John Edgar Date: 9/20/18
"Laurinda and her rattery are nothing short of awesome. Her rats are well worth waiting for, I adopted two little boys and they are the sweetest things. I've only had them a week and they already climb all over me and much prefer to be hanging out in my lap than in their house. Over all I couldn't be happier with my little guys. Thanks so much Laurinda!! :)"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Reuben Lara Date: 9/17/18
"We recently adopted two little rat boys, one from the blended line and one from the aussie line. They are wonderful, social, healthy animals. We enjoyed adopting from Laurinda and will return to White Wolf Rattery for future adoptions."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Erin Kelley Date: 9/12/18
"Our family just adopted two female rats from WWR. We had a great experience. Laurinda really knows her stuff. I have had rats in the past, but Laurinda takes rat ownership to another level! I didn't know there was that much to know about pet rats!! Laurinda is a responsible breeder who adopts out friendly and healthy pet rats. We are going back in a few days to get more rats from another litter, for a total of 5 rats in our home. I highly reccommend Laurinda's rattery and feel very lucky that we live close enough to adopt rats from her rather than buying from a pet store!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Shulamit Gershenson Date: 9/10/18
"We adopted the most wonderful male rats. Laurinda is always available to answer any questions and she is super organized and serious as a breeder. I really appreciated the care and level of professionalism that is clearly evident at her rattery. We are so happy that we found her and our rats."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Alyssa Wittenberg Date: 9/9/18
"As a first time rat owner, I wasn’t sure what to expect but my rats are healthy, happy little girls and I adore them. I highly recommend White Wolf Rattery to anyone looking to add animals into their home!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Cy Rosenberg Date: 8/23/18
"Nigel and scabbers have been great and Laurinda, the breeder has helped before, and after adoption."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Melissa Kelt Date: 8/15/18
"I filled Laurinda's inbox with questions and she was endlessly patient and informative. I was on her wait list for over a month, but the trouble she goes to to keep her website up to date and keep her clients informed made the process fun and exciting. There was always something new to see on her website and I got to watch the little ones I ultimately ended up adopting grow. My two rat daughters (Aussie Dumbos) really are as sweet and friendly as Laurinda's temperament rating claimed, and my nightly playtime with them is becoming the highlight of my day."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Chad Williams Date: 8/8/18
"Professional and knowledgeable, Laurinda offers excellent animals with bloodlines you can bank on. We adopted two rats with shiny coats, dumbo ears, tumor resistance and sweet temperaments.
I would recommend this rattery to anyone who (like us) has adopted rodents in the past and is ready to stack the deck in their favor instead of leaving everything to chance."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Dominic Centorbi Date: 8/7/18
"Awesome process the whole way through. Really happy with all the information I was provided with about the rats. They arrived happy and healthy and have become well adjusted in their new home."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Julia Melucci Date: 8/7/18
"I had adopted two sweet Aussie boys from White Wolf Rattery. Laurinda was very helpful and quick to respond whenever I had a question. When I went to pick up my two beautiful boys from her she was very friendly and helpful. I had bought a single critter nation from her and she even helped me load it into my car without me asking for help. As for the two boys I adopted they are already warming up to me and it hasn't even been 24hrs. They aren't only well tempered but are also unbelievably adorable. Overall my experience with White Wolf Rattery was fantastic."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Elizabeth DellEra Date: 8/4/18
"Overall very satisfied with Laurinda and her rats! I drove 2+ hours to her house and it was definitely worth it. She took her time to talk to me about her rat lines and the process of how they adapt to new homes. She was very patient with answering any questions I had and I very much appreciated that. My rats are so adorable and already so curious about everything! They're going to be a great addition to my family and I'm so glad I got them from here."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Justin Drewal Date: 7/21/18
"I highly recommend this professional breeder. Laurinda is so knowledgeable and responds quickly to any questions you may have. I love my 5 beautiful super tame baby boys I just picked up from her . This whole experience of dealing with laurinda was exceptional. There should be more stars to choose here just for her dedication and kindness alone."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Kaitie Hartz Date: 7/16/18
"We adopted 2 baby rat boys from her. She’s very kind and professional. Our overall experience was great and i highly reccomend adopting from her. I will definitely be adopting from her again in the near future."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Cynthia Stuart Date: 7/15/18
"I am a first time adopter with White Wolf Rattery and Hamstery, and my experience in getting my new babies Nate and Radar has been fantastic in every respect. Rattery owner Laurinda is truly on top of her game not only in breeding healthy, socialized rats, but also with her business sense and organization. I found her to be extremely client focused, but also keeping the welfare of her animals as a top priority. She is very user-friendly and responds to emails quickly and in detail. As for my boys, within only 24 hours they are exploring out of their cage excitedly and coming over to me when I call from outside the cage. I was amazed that they stayed totally exposed with no inclination to hide from the moment they arrived at my home. Thanks so much, Laurinda for my new family members! I recommend White Wolf Rattery for a very friendly and professional matchmaker for you and new ratties!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Maya M. Date: 7/8/18
"I am so so happy with my experience with WWR&H and Laurinda. I recently picked up my beautiful new hamster from her. Laurinda was very pleasant to talk to, answered emails quickly, and had the answers to any questions I could ask. The pickup location was very clean and welcoming. My new hamster is so sweet, already tame, and settling in very well! I greatly appreciate how much effort and work Laurinda puts into taking care of her animals. She makes sure that her animals are going into the right homes. The difference between her hamsters and pet shop hamsters is astonishing! If I were to ever get another hamster, I would definitely be coming back to WWR&H"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Lo Jones Date: 6/30/18
"Laurinda is a wonderful, professional breeder who does a great job at sharing her hobby with others. I've gotten rats from her twice now and each time I have brought home happy, friendly little babies. The temperaments are SO MUCH better than those of the rats you'd find at a petstore. She keeps her rattery very clean. I was able to see her whole setup before she decided to hold her rattery at a different location and it didn't smell and was very neat and tidy. I look forward to the next time I cave and get even more rats from her because it is a pleasant experience every time <3"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Wendy Castelli Date: 6/26/18
"We are so happy that we found Laurinda/White Wolf Rattery & Hamstery! Our Syrian hamster, Humphrey, has an incredibly sweet and friendly temperament! He adjusted to us and his new home very quickly. Laurinda is extremely knowledgeable about hamsters, and she gave us extensive care instructions to make sure we knew how best to care for our new addition. She really cares about her animals and who she places them with. We will definitely be going back to her for our hamsters in the future."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Emma Schwartz Date: 6/3/18
"I am so happy I found the White Wolf Rattery! I have wanted rats for a long time and my girls are so lovely, I just got them yesterday and they are already exploring and taking treats from me! Thank you Laurinda :)"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Mandy Wexler Date: 5/24/18
"I recently got three amazing rats from Laurinda and the experience was fantastic from start to finish. Just from browsing her website (which has a ton of useful info!) I was confident that I was getting rats that were bred for health and temperament. Laurinda is knowledgeable about what she does, and always had advice and answers to my questions. It is obvious that she takes pride in her work, and is meticulous in making sure these beautiful pets go to great homes and have everything they need to thrive. The babies I got from her are not only stunning, but also incredibly sweet. Would highly recommend!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Elizabeth I. Date: 5/19/18
"I got a male hamster from her, he has great temperament and is very cute 🙂 Laurinda was also very kind, replied fast to my emails and answered all my questions very well. Would definitely buy more pets from her in the future."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Jennifer Bechtal Date: 5/13/18
"It's been almost a year since adopting our baby girl ratties from Laurinda. She was a pleasure to adopt from- knowledgeable, attentive, flexible with pick up times, and friendly. Best of all, the rats are fabulous! They are extremely social, loving, playful, inquisitive, and crave human affection. They are almost a year old and are happy, healthy, girls. We have 3 children, the youngest is 2, and the rats and kids are great buddies ? We had rats in the past. It had been about 8years since our last girl died. We were so lucky to find Laurinda at White Wolf Rattery for our next ratty adventure! Thank you for the lovely little ladies that are a joy in our lives!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Robert Rowe Date: 5/5/18
"Approximately two weeks ago we bought a baby Syrian Long Hair hamster from Laurinda at the White Wolf Rattery. We could not be more pleased. Laurinda cares and loves her rats and hamsters and the results show up in her breeding of them as well. Our hamster is very healthy, beautiful, smart, gentle and affectionate. He has adapted to his new home quickly. Laurinda raised him well. Additionally, Laurinda has been very helpful and responsive post purchase, often checking up on us to see how the little guy is doing and providing plenty of guidance as she truly cares for her animals. This is an experience and value you will NEVER get at a pet store nor will you get the quality given the excellent way they are raised and taken care of, nor the special importance Laurinda places on breeding as well. Thank you Laurinda!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Adalene Minelli Date: 4/29/18
"Adopted a lovely female rat and could not have been happier. I've only had rescues up until this point, and the difference is so striking. Our new rat is so healthy and friendly, and one of the most beautiful rats I've ever seen. Laurinda is so passionate about her rattery. She is quick to answer inquires and communicate updates, and was so patient with us while we were on the waitlist. Her cages were very clean and she was happy to spend the time answering questions. I would never go to breeder other than her and can recommend her 110%."
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Joseph Pontone Date: 4/28/18
"Laurinda gave us tons of information, and we have great rats with excellent temperament!! Thank you!"
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 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!"