Denim Dogs Fashion Blast Ambassadorable: Harper Jane, Medical Alert Dog Extraordinaire!

By M.G. Mauney 

Meet Harper Jane, a Medical Alert Dog and soon-to-be-mascot for a cancer-fighting foundation!

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Harper Jane is an adorable little Chihuahua/Yorkshire Terrier mix who will soon be the mascot of The Taylor Brooks Foundation, an organization dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer and founded by the family of Taylor Brooks after Taylor lost her battle with cancer at the young age of 14. Harper Jane’s attention-getting cuteness will help raise support and awareness through the foundation to help fund life-saving care and resources to victims of childhood cancer.

It’s a natural fit for Harper Jane to be the mascot of a medical foundation as she’s a Medical Alert Dog. Medical Alert Dogs sense when a medical crisis (such as a seizure or low blood sugar) is about to happen and then alert humans. Detecting when something is medically amiss with a human is an innate skill that some dogs have and some do not. Harper Jane not only possesses this keen awareness, she is so sensitive she can detect medical issues even in strangers.

Her human mother describes her as a “Godsend” that came into her life in an unusual way. One afternoon she stopped to get gas and saw a man leaning against the station with a cigarette in one hand and a tiny puppy for sale in his other hand. Instantly she felt a connection and bought the puppy on the spot. She and Harper Jane have been inseparable since.

Harper Jane is now a snuggly little energetic sweetheart who loves learning new things. She’s not only become a Medical Alert Dog and the future mascot of a medical foundation, but also earned her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification from the American Kennel Club (AKC), and her Novice Trick Dog Certificate (NTDC) just for fun. Harper Jane could have lived a happy life as a lap dog, but she chose to use her cuteness for a cause!

Come see this cancer-fighting cutie at the Mister Migs Denim Dogs Fashion Blast in November!

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