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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.
Books come out April 2020. Pre-order yours today!

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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 and human to the real-life Bandito. She is based in Salem, Oregon.

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

We greatly appreciate the help we had from our publisher, Dancing Moon Press.

We would also like to thank Jacob Espinoza for having Natalie speak on the New Leader Workshop podcast about the book, pit bull awareness and becoming an author. Those interested in listening to the episode can click here.

Major thanks to Brittany Isidore in Colorado for her generous contribution to help offset book production costs. Brittany is a long-time friend of author Natalie Pate and mega Bandit supporter. Her contribution will allow rescue dogs in need to get donations from the project even sooner.

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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

Tell us about you favorite rescue story on social media using the hashtags #banditothepuppito and #banditodreams.

Take a Picture

Share your love of pit bull type dogs and all rescue animals by taking a picture of the book with your animal companion! Make sure to use our reading challenge hashtags.