Tom Cruise"s daughter Suri left in tears after Katie Holmes refuses to buy her a puppy

Mummy's in the doghouse! Suri Cruise left in floods of tears after Katie Holmes refuses to buy her pet puppy

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07:41 GMT, 16 July 2012

It is hard for any parent to find a balance between ensuring their children's happiness and spoiling them.

And Katie Holmes was forced to be cruel to be kind to her beloved daughter Suri yesterday.

Suri, six, burst into floods of tears after her actress mother refused to buy her the adorable pet puppy she wanted.

How much is that doggy Suri Cruise was left in floods of tears after she wasn't allowed to take home a puppy she wanted

How much is that doggy Suri Cruise was left in floods of tears after she wasn't allowed to take home a puppy she wanted

The mother-daughter duo were seen looking at different pet pooches in Citipup pet store in New York.

Suri appeared to fall in love with a little white and black Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese mix pup but was left inconsolable when Katie, 33, put her foot down.

The little girl was seen performing all the classic children's tactics to try and get her own way.

Look at that bottom lip! Suri was seen trying out all the classic children's tactics to try and get her own way

Look at that bottom lip! Suri was seen trying out all the classic children's tactics to try and get her own way

And she's off: Suri was seen storming out of the shop and into a car

And she's off: Suri was seen storming out of the shop and into a car

Inconsolable: Suri was seen in tears as Katie tried to comfort her

Inconsolable: Suri was seen in tears as Katie tried to comfort her

First she stuck out her bottom lip, pulled her face into a frown, while gazing up at the dog in question.

Next she tried to ignore her mother who held out her hand keeping her eyes firmly fixed on the floor.

When this didn't work she stormed out of the shop before bursting into tears in the car on the way home.

Animal rights campaigners have urged Katie to adopt a dog instead of buying one from a pet store – should she want to get a dog for Suri.

Coordinated: The girls both wore pink, with Katie opting for a shirt and Suri wearing a summer dress

Coordinated: The girls both wore pink, with Katie opting for a shirt and Suri wearing a summer dress

Coordinated: The girls both wore pink, with Katie opting for a shirt and Suri wearing a summer dress

Smile for mummy: Katie attempts to capture a grin from her little girl

Smile for mummy: Katie attempts to capture a grin from her little girl

Changing faces of Suri: The little girl seems to be ready for Hollywood already

Changing faces of Suri: The little girl seems to be ready for Hollywood already

Changing faces of Suri: The little girl seems to be ready for Hollywood already

Changing faces of Suri: The little girl seems to be ready for Hollywood already

Devera Lynn of North Shore Animal League America told Radaronline: 'Unfortunately most pet stores are provided their dogs from commercial breeding organizations otherwise known as puppy mills.'

Adding: 'We would love to show Katie the animals we have if she is ready to adopt.'

It has been revealed that Suri has been
enrolled at the Convent of the Sacred Heart school in New York – against
her father Tom Cruise's Scientology beliefs.

Doing things in pairs: Katie teaches Suri how to be domestic by giving her a basket of her own

Doing things in pairs: Katie teaches Suri how to be domestic by giving her a basket of her own at Whole Foods

The school, which counts Lady Gaga in its alumni, costs 30,000-a year and girls are required to attend a weekly mass service.

The pair had enjoyed a lovely day together up until 'doggate' and they were seen visiting the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Both looked impeccably stylish, with the mother-of-one leading the way in a red and blue striped dress.

Spending time with his boy: While Katie and Suri were puppy shopping in New York Tom was seen climbing aboard a jet at Mammoth Lakes with his son Connor

Spending time with his boy: While Katie and Suri were puppy shopping in New York Tom was seen climbing aboard a jet at Mammoth Lakes with his son Connor

The long-sleeve frock fell mid-thigh, putting her slender pins on parade yet flattering her somewhat gaunt frame.

Just her mother, Suri kept her long brunette locks out and donned flat pumps to traipse the streets of Manhattan.

She surrounded herself with a comfort blanket and cuddly toys as the VIPs were guided into the venue by staff.

Quality time: Katie Holmes squeezed in an outing with Suri Cruise at the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York City today

Quality time: Katie Holmes squeezed in an outing with Suri Cruise at the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York City today

Katie
was later seen without her child as she made a business stop at the
Time Warner Center in the Big Apple, while Suri went to the Puppy City
pet shop in Brooklyn with friends.

Suri
clearly looks up to her mum in the styles stakes and donned a burnt
orange number similar to the one Holmes was seen in the day before.

The former Dawson’s Creek actress stepped out to grab a coffee with her mother Kathleen on Friday.

Business meeting: Holmes later walked solo as she visited the Time Warner Center

Business meeting: Holmes later walked solo as she visited the Time Warner Center

While mother's away: Suri and friends later went to to the Puppy City pet shop

While mother's away: Suri and friends later went to to the Puppy City pet shop

Earlier in the day Katie took Suri out, treating her again to some new toys and a face painting session.

The pair enjoyed some quality time together at swanky toy shop FAO Schwarz, where the Batman Begins star could not resist spoiling her.

She also took her and a young friend for a lunch at coffee shop Via Quadronno.

Catching up: Yesterday she grabbed coffee with her mother

Catching up: Yesterday she grabbed coffee with her mother