This was very upsetting for me today. I had gone shopping this morning & had to walk past a puppy store. Of course I looked in the window & saw many puppies. But, what got me was there was a young lady standing at the door waiting for the store to open she was in her early 20's I stopped & ask her was she getting a puppy she said yes & I asked which one she said the maltese at that point I had to follow her in the store & continued talking to her. She had just moved out of her parents home on her on & wanted a puppy. I ask her if she knew anything about the breed she said no. The puppy was only 8 weeks old I tried to advise her not to make the purchase but she was sold. So I gave her my card with my e-mail add & told her to contact me any time because there was much to learn about these little babies. I told her to go get some nutra-cal & have on hand due to blood sugar dropping. The guy that was selling the puppy started asking me questions & getting very upset with me so I really encouraged the girl to get in touch with me & I left. It is so sad I don't know if there was anything more I could have done at the time.