Lizzie Saves a Sickly Pup and Finds Her a Forever New Home! This tug-at-your-heartstrings-sweet story stars a totally irresistible Shih Tzu puppy named Bandit. Bandit is sick and needs a heart operation his owners can't afford. That's why they left him outside a popular diner with a note for help. Lizzie has fostered lots of dogs and thinks she can help. It isn't easy, but with a little creativity, lots of hard work, and help from her friends, Lizzie is able to raise enough money to pay for the operation and find a new home for the puppy once he's better! Each Puppy Place story stars a lovable new puppy, and in every book it's Charles and Lizzie Peterson's job to find it the perfect home. Featuring strong characters, adorable dogs, and a mom who says again and again, absolutely no puppies ever, this winning series is the perfect choice for confident chapter-book readers.