Puppy Purchasing When Drunk, a Common City Scourge By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
New York City pet shop ownership has its challenges: Pushy customers. Yapping pooches. And, it seems, drunken puppy purchasing.
On Tuesday, the news Web site DNAinfo.com reported that two Greenwich Village pet shops had policies barring visibly intoxicated patrons from buying, playing with, or even cradling puppies.
It turns out that the phenomenon is even more widespread. Of seven city pet store owners or employees interviewed by The New York Times, some with multiple shops, all but one said the store had explicit guidelines for dealing with intoxicated customers. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/ … f=nyregion