WEST VILLAGE — You've heard of drunk dialing and drunk Facebooking, but drunk puppy buying?
Inebritated 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.
The shop is surrounded by bars, and Moritz said many of her would-be customers stop in after happy hour around 6 p.m."They come from there and say 'let's stop by to see the puppies,'" said Moritz.
Amazingly the store, which has supplied puppies to celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Jackman, isn't the only one in the neighborhood forced to implement the ban.
Christopher Street's Citipups also forbids intoxicated customers from purchasing puppies.
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