We bought Maggie Moo a mixed breed Malt-Pom from Russo's about one-year ago and I must say that, although I have never bought a dog from a puppy store before, Maggie is a picture of health. I couldn't be happier with my baby girl and would consider buying another puppy from Russo's. They do have a guarantee if you buy a puppy that becomes ill. You might be against buying from a pet store because of "puppy mills," but Maggie came from a kennel in the mid-west and you can check them out yourself because they give you the addresses of the kennel your puppy comes from. I looked at it this way: I rescued my puppy from the puppy store. She was almost six months old before anyone bought her and she went to auction once.....she is lucky to be in our family and we love her.