San Francisco, CA
After acquiring my Italian Greyhound from Russo's, at 3 months old, she had just finished a course of antibiotics for a cough that she had while in Russo's. We brought her home, only to find out that 1 month later, I was back at the vet for a skin condition from group housing. Not living close to their vet, I had to rearrange my work schedule to attend appts. She had drops first, orally daily, then pills, then skin scraping twice and then a skin test that was grown to see what was the cause.After that process, I saw a drop of blood on her bed. There we go, back to the vet. A urinalysis was taken when she was getting her spay, only to come back positive. She then needed to go on a soy diet for a month, so I had to go buy the dog food for that.Lastly, while running, she started lifting her back right leg, I took her again to the vet.She has a congenital or hereditary condition from the breeder "BRULE CREEK KENNEL." for luxating patellas. Her kneecaps pop out of place at any given time.She has this condition in BOTH back legs! I called and asked Russo's manager to give me the phone number of the breeder (since you can't find it anywhere). She has not gotten back to me yet! Russo'o covers 150% of the price of what you pay for the animal.This would be $1,125.00 towards this congenital surgery. Guess what the price is for 1 leg...$2,500.00! Times 2, for me! It is sad to think that they sell and do not cover the conditions for their buyers.What good is getting an animal to love and take care of, if you can not afford $5, 000.00 to keep it? So, I tell you, in a matter of the 5 months I have had my dog, ALL of the above has happened!!! Think TWICE before buying any animal from RUSSO"S!!