Here I am on a beautiful day in sunny Visalia, California, sitting in a crate at a pet store, hoping to be adopted. Meanwhile, other dogs are going home with their new moms and dads. They are lucky!

My Name Is Brandan is a touching story of a homeless pup discovering love and belonging—and, ultimately, his true identity! Inspired by the real-life adoption story of the dog himself, this sweet tale will charm readers of all ages with its colorful illustrations and entertaining narrative. Every dog deserves love—and you’re sure to love Brandan!

Illustrator: Karla Correa

Karla is a Boise-based illustrator who works primarily in digital and oil paintings. She uses her art to create engaging experiences through books, comics, games, and animation. Her work is inspired by books and games from her childhood in the early 2000s