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“Bandito the Puppito Dreams of a Home/Bandito el Perrito Sueña con un Hogar” is a bilingual children’s book about a real-life rescue dog named Bandit. 100% of the book’s profits are donated to help other dogs in need. Order yours today!

Our Story

About Bandito

The real-life Bandit spent the first two years of his life in shelters in California before a nonprofit called Savin’ Juice found him and brought him to Oregon. Savin’ Juice focuses on helping dogs with medical needs. Though Bandit did not have any health issues, he was living in a high-kill shelter and was at risk of being euthanized because he is a pit bull type dog.

Years later, Bandit now spends his days sleeping, going on walks and adventures with his humans, watching over the neighborhood from the upstairs window and getting as many treats and snuggles as he can.

How your purchase helps

100% of the book’s profits are donated to Born Again Pit Bull Rescue in Oregon. BAPBR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to making sure dogs are healthy and happy.

Meet the Team

Natalie Pate

Author
Natalie is a full-time journalist based in Salem, Oregon, and human to the real-life Bandito.

Marcela Ramirez

Illustrator
Marcela is an illustrator and designer based in Portland, Oregon.

Reneé Jaime

Interpreter
Reneé has worked in higher education for almost 12 years and enjoys interpreting for the Hispanic community. 

Shout outs

Thank you Jacob Espinoza for having Natalie speak on the New Leader Workshop podcast about the book, pit bull awareness and becoming an author. Listen to the episode here.

Major thanks to Brittany Isidore in Colorado for her generous contribution to help offset book production costs. Her contribution will allow rescue dogs in need to get donations from the project even sooner.

Thank you Dancing Moon Press for facilitating the publication of this book.

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Let’s connect

Email: Banditothepuppito@gmail.com
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Bulk Orders

Those wishing to purchase orders of more than 25 books can receive a 5-10% discount. Email for more details.

Reading Challenge

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