Katie Holmes was seen escorting daughter Suri Cruise into and out of a New York city pet boutique this past weekend, where the pair reportedly checked out both French bulldog and Morkie puppies – both pretty gosh darn high on the scale of Cute.
Holmes could be hoping that a fluffy-faced confidant will help five-year-old Suri through the difficult process of her parents’ divorce; a pet can provide frightened children with purpose, stability, unconditional love, and an undemanding, floppy ear.
Although Suri may have been crying when she and her mother left the boutique empty-handed, we’re glad they did leave alone: perhaps Holmes was just measuring Suri’s reactions to the adorable purebreds and will eventually adopt a rescued pup. Purchasing from boutiques or breeders often supports systems based on cruelty, but as North Shore Animal League America spokesperson Devera Lynn reminds us, “If you go to a shelter, you’re going to find beautiful, healthy puppies, even purebreds. Not only that[, but] you will also be saving a life.”
If you, too, are hoping to add padding paws to your home, remember you have the power to be a hero by adopting from a shelter.
Maybe the next time Katie and Suri are out walking together, they’ll have a grateful four-footed companion embarking on a new life!
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