"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanuel Kant
Welcome to Skyview Kennel located in beautiful Northeast Kansas. Skyview Kennel has been raising healthy and well socialized dogs and puppies for over 40+ years. I offer a great selection of adorable pure bred and designer bred people friendly puppies to complete your family or add to it.
Skyview Kennel is licensed with the State of Kansas. I am proud member of the National Legislative Board of the American Canine Association, and Professional Pet Association.
Among producing great puppies, I was a 4-H County Dog Leader for several years and have judged 4-H dog shows in the past as well. Skyview Kennel puppies have been involved in pet therapy programs for nursing homes. I have also published several articles on Pet Therapy and Nursing Home Pet Therapy.
The devoted love of a dog is unconditional!
Site Last Updated 11/29/2023
"God created man and woman and gave them a dog for a friend."
I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn?t chewed your shoe? I didn?t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn?t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn?t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn?t barked? I was only saying, ?I?m scared, I?m lonely, I?m here, I?m here! I want to be your best friend.? Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn?t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn?t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me. I died today. Love, Your Puppy ***Please forward this to everyone, its time to stop animal abuse***
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Before you get that cute, full of life, puppy, imagine yourself 10+ years from now.
If your vision doesn?t involve throwing on a swimsuit to get in bathtub with your senior citizen dog because she?s having a bad day and scared, don?t do it.
If you can?t imagine cleaning up after them while they?re sick, don?t do it.
If you laugh at the thought of a person cooking meals JUST to make their fur child eat, don?t do it.
If you wouldn?t stay up all night, just to make sure they?re still breathing and have all they need, don?t do it.
If you can?t fathom the decision I?ll have to make soon, don?t do it.
She wasn?t always this grumpy old lady with demands. 12 years ago, she was a puppy and I was in high school. She was hyper, healthy, and full of life. It wasn?t always like this. If you can?t handle end of life, don?t do it.
How your vet sees euthanasia..... So, you bring me this puppy - she kisses my face, devours the cookies I offer, and our friendship starts. Several visits late r, he starts to learn where all the cookie jars are in the clinic, and that lady in the white coat, well she?s okay.... Fast forward many visits later, now I am in love with your dog and your whole family because, well, you are just really really good people and I have not only watched that pup turn into a really sweet family member, but I got to watch the kids grow every year and be a very small part of your journey. Remember that time she ate your teenage daughter?s thong underwear? 😝 😝 😝 yeah we all had a good laugh over that once surgery was done and she was recovered. Your daughter probably never forgave me for bagging that up and showing the whole fam-jam when they came to pick her up from the clinic. So many adventures, so little time..... And here we are, fifteen or so odd years later, having to say goodbye. He?s got heart disease and I can?t fix it anymore. She?s got cancer and there is no cure. He has arthritis and the meds just aren?t working. I want her to live forever for you. I want that so badly it hurts. I feel like I have failed him and you when I have run out of options to keep them, and you, comfortable and happy. So now it?s time, and I am supposed to be professional. Objective. I am the doctor. Calm. Cool. Collected. Always under control. F~*k that. I have known you and her for a third of my life, and most of my professional career. But I keep it together. My superhuman amazing technicians have put the catheter in. My support staff from reception to assistants have done all the paperwork. Trust me they may not show it but their hearts are breaking for you. They have been there. They know. And they know you and care about you too. And I have the needle in the pocket of my white coat. The same pocket that was always full of treats for him. I take a deep yoga breath and come into the room. Gotta stay strong now....... She?s giving me that sweet look she always does, the one that is followed by puppy kisses and a glance at the cookie jar. But she is too weak now. She is ready. You are not. I am not. But this shit has to happen because we love her too much to let her suffer. She would keep going as long as we asked her too. But we can?t ask her to anymore. It?s not fair to her. I wish our human hearts could be so giving all the time. I wish I could be the person my dog thinks I am. I wish I wish i wish I could find a way for them to live forever. But I don?t have those magical powers. I am just a vet. So we kiss him back, not much left of his body that still works, but that old tail wags, just enough that I lose my shit on the inside but I try not to cry. Gotta stay strong. Her body relaxes, she is in your arms and your are sobbing. Another family has lost one of its most cherished members. I put my stethoscope to her heart to make sure it has stopped but she is held so tight to your chest that maybe that is your heart I hear pounding or maybe it?s mine and all the blood rushing through my ears as I try so so so hard not to turn into a blubbering mess. Confirmed, he has passed. You lay him gently on the table and we hug tightly as you go to leave. The door closes behind you and I don?t know if you hear this, but I sob hysterically into your pets ear. She is gone, he will be missed, and you have to face what I know will be one of the hardest parts of today. Entering that house and they are not there to greet you. Please know that I know how you feel. As you leave the clinic I just wish with every fibre of my being that you never had to face that. I wish they could live forever. And please know, I am so grateful that I was a small part of your journey. Love always, Your vet.