West Villa, New York, has experienced an odd rise in drunken puppy buying from their local pet stores. People who have gone out to dinner and had a few too many to drink are apparently going window to window through pet stores in the area and buying puppies on the spot.
One pet store manager claims she'll not sell any animal to anyone who doesn't look sober enough to tell her what a puppy needs to live. She says, "It's a hazard to the animal and to our business." Puppies that were drunk-bought during a night of alcoholic fun are usually returned or wind up dumped off in front of the shops within the days that follow.
Strict policies have been put in place for anyone thinking of sipping a few too many cocktails before pet-shopping. Pet store owners are advising employees to exercise the utmost pretentious judgment during the puppy sales, for the animal's care and protection. Many will allow tipsy customers to look and admire their selection of petite pets but the answer is always "No" when it comes to drunk-buying any animal.
Inebriated individuals sometimes start arriving at the West Village pet stores at 9 in the morning, determined to buy a pup or two for the drive home. These drunkards are shooed away harshly and told to sober up before attempting the purchase again. Some drunken patrons have been so adamant and argumentative that pet stores have backlists of those who were banned permanently. Drunken puppy-buying has proven to be a big no-no in West Village.