Two pet stores on Christopher Street in Manhattan have to watch out for drunk people coming in from local bars, ready to buy puppies.
Christopher Street’s Citipups also forbids intoxicated customers from purchasing puppies after watching too many booze-fueled purchases go bad.
Moritz recalled selling a Chihuahua some years ago to a woman she thought might have been drunk, only to have the dog returned the next day — in a near-dead state.
“We took it to the vet and he found five pills in the dog’s stomach,” she said. “It almost overdosed.”
The Chihuahua’s stomach was pumped, and it survived.