NYC Stores Ban Drunk People From Buying ... Puppies West Village pet shops tell the intoxicated to 'come back tomorrow' By Sarah Whitmire, Newser Staff Posted Jul 5, 2011 2:33 PM CDT 5 comments Comments Drunk people and cute animals do not mix. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Pet stores in New York City's West Village have discovered an unlikely downside of keeping shop in an area particularly dense with bars—drunk puppy buying, in the words of DNA Info. Yes, the pups playing in shop windows are apparently just too adorable for inebriated people to pass up. At least two such shops have banned sales to tipsy customers as a result, for the good of the pooches. "We have to tell them to come back the next day and most of the time they never come back," says one owner.