My husband and I started fostering puppies and dogs in Malaysia in January 2019. Each puppy and dog that we fostered did and always will hold a special place in our hearts. One special puppy, more-so.
A little male puppy came to stay with us in June 2019 - he was just 3 months old. Instantly, we all fell in love with this little boy - loving, sweet and gentle. We named him Harper.
Harper stayed with us for around 6 weeks while we looked for a family to adopt him - a family he could call his own.
Unfortunately, Harper succumbed to illness, as many strays in Malaysia do.
Harper spent a week at a local vet, where they tried everything to save this little boy.
Harper was having seizures which were worsening and he was no longer eating or drinking.
A heartbreaking decision was made to put Harper to rest. We were all devastated.
Harper's ashes were laid in our garden in Malaysia with a beautiful Hibiscus plant where we are reminded of him everyday with the beautiful Hibiscus flowers.
To keep the memory of little Harper alive - Harper-Bandanas was created in August 2020.
Harper's story is not unique in Malaysia.
There are many rescued puppies that don't make it due to illness and disease.
There are also puppies who are not fortunate to be rescued and also succumb to illness and disease.
Harper-Bandanas donates the profit from every bandana to shelters and rescuers,
towards the vaccination, veterinary and medication costs of rescued puppies and dogs.
Necessary costs, to keep them healthy and safe.
Harper-Bandanas was based in Johor, Malaysia from August 2020 to August 2022.
Harper-Bandanas is now based in Saigon, Vietnam.