A bunch of pet shops in New York’s West Village have banned people buying puppies when they’re drunk. The shop is bang in the middle of an area filled with bars, and when people totter out of them after After Work Drinks, they pop in and play with/buy several of the puppies. So they’ve banned them!
Inebriated passers-by are falling in love with playful pooches frolicking in the window of a West Village pet store, and the problem has become so bad the owner has banned them from taking the pets home.
“I feel like they always come in drunk,” said Fernanda Moritz, the manager of Le Petite Puppy at 18 Christopher St. which has implemented a policy against letting customers buy — or even hold — animals if they’ve been drinking.
“Most of the time it happens around holidays — St. Patrick’s Day or Gay Pride,” added Leandro Jacoby of Citipups.
Four-years ago on St. Patrick’s Day, a couple came into the store and spent $3,500 on an English Bull Dog and a Miniature Pinscher. The morning after, the couple returned to the store, apologized to Jacoby, and gave the dogs back.
“They were just having fun,” said Jacoby.