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The Customer Was on Drugs. But for the Puppy, There Was at Least a Happy Ending

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A customer walks in who is clearly under the influence of drugs with a puppy in her hands. She comes to the front counter and asks if we knew of anyone interested in taking the puppy. There was a customer at the counter who was travelling through town as a visitor and showed some interest in the puppy. The person handed the puppy to the visitor and proceeded to run out of the store leaving the puppy with the visitor. The visitor still has the puppy! — Kaye Davis, Moab BARKery, Moab, UT


This article originally appeared in the June 2018 edition of PETS+.

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A Rental, Complete With Pets

A lot more than furniture was included.

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true story: I am renting to own a house from a friend and not only did it come with some furniture but also a cockatoo, two cats and some koi! Talk about instapot — no instapets — to go along with my five dogs and one cat! — Christine Dixon, Wiggle and Walks Pet Care, Charlotte, NC

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True Tales: A Fine Excuse for Being Absent

Excuse, excuse…

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We sent out a customer email in February and received this funny out-of-office auto-reply: “I have the flu, and I did get a shot in September. I’m wiped out. Will get back to you when able.” — Tom Jeffrey, Dinky Dog Club, Charleston, SC

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Groomer Manipulates Laws of Science

At least that’s what the customer thinks.

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A lady wanted us to redo her dog’s haircut because she was convinced that the new style she requested was causing static electricity when she put on and removed her dog’s sweaters. I told her as sweetly as possible that while I did think my groomers were amazing, manipulating the laws of science was beyond their realm of scope! — Maggie Victory, The Whole Pet, Fort Smith, AR 

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