katie-holmes
by Jaime Warburton
Categories: Animals, Causes
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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!

Photo Credit: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

About Jaime Warburton

Jaime Warburton is a poet and professor living in Ithaca, NY, where she takes full advantage of the farmer’s market, Sweetland Farm CSA, and Farm Sanctuary’s Watkins Glen location. When not drowning in words or making vegan ice cream, Jaime teaches pre-ballet, sings with Bella Voce, and dreams of living with goats and chickens. She also offers her consultation services on making a smooth and successful transition to veg eating. Keep up with her and her poetry at jaimewarburton.weebly.com or on Twitter @JaimeSWarburton.

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  • Melissa62

    How surprising that Katie isn’t aware of the pet store/puppy mill connection and the millions of innocent, healthy loving dogs that are destroyed in shelters. But then again, we shouldn’t be too surprised that someone formerly married to Tom Cruise, as well as a former practicing Scientologist…isn’t going to be very grounded in reality. Guess she needs to start hanging out with and be influenced by the “right” Hollywood people who realize that puppies aren’t products and consolation gifts…and that you don’t need a trendy dog from a pet boutique in order to validate yourself.

  • Melissa62

    How surprising that Katie isn’t aware of the pet store/puppy mill connection and the millions of innocent, healthy loving dogs that are destroyed in shelters. But then again, we shouldn’t be too surprised that someone formerly married to Tom Cruise, as well as a former practicing Scientologist…isn’t going to be very grounded in reality. Guess she needs to start hanging out with and be influenced by the “right” Hollywood people who realize that puppies aren’t products and consolation gifts…and that you don’t need a trendy dog from a pet boutique in order to validate yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Peterson/701678792 Jennifer Peterson

    Well, I already posted once to this site but since it hasn’t shown up yet, will do so again!

    Katie, is this story a joke? I hope so! if not, then we all know the truth, Tom Cruise divorced you for stupidity! I can’t believe in 2012, with all that is known about the pet store/puppy mill connection, you or anyone would buy a dog when we’re killing over five million beautiful, healthy, loving dogs a year in this country. ADOPT! RESCUE! That is the ONLY option. Seriously Katie, if you BUY a puppy you’ll lose thousands of fans in a millisecond. Trust me.

    George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, the list goes on and on – these are celebrities that get it! They adopt! They save lives! When you buy from a pet store you are giving money to animal abusers and the parents of your cute puppy? They will be stuck in a small wire box, forced to breed at every cycle, never touched or loved, then tossed out to die when no longer needed. As long as people buy this horrific cycle will continue. Be part of the solution, not the problem! Adopt! Rescue! Save a life! I trust you will do the right thing! And if you need help finding the perfect pup, Facebook me!

    Jennifer (anti puppy mill advocate)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kate.isamilf Kate Isamilf

    No responsible/reputable breeder would breed mutts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kate.isamilf Kate Isamilf

    There is no such breed as a Morkie!

  • PokerRay

    You’re right. And don’t let the fact that a Google search turns up several pages of results. You’re absolutely right and don’t let anyone change your mind.