Mandy the Service Dog is Back on the Job

Posted by Joey DiFrancesco on

Woman in purple dress and sun hat sitting on their walker petting their german shepherd dog Mandy

Today we hear from Joyce Shain who was able to give her trusty Shepherd Mandy a better quality of life, increased mobility, and a return to her old tricks with the help of Lolahemp organic CBD oil. 

My name is Joyce Shain and I'm 80 yrs old. My dog's name is Mandy and she is a 12yr old King Shepherd, who I have raised since she was 6 weeks old.

I am disabled and so is Mandy. She has severe hip dysplasia. When she was young, she was playful and learned so many commands and tricks. She was a true working dog that was active, happy, and protecting me like a true Shepherd canine. 

Mandy the german shepherd dog standing looking out the window

Through the years. Mandy started to have trouble getting up from a lying position, then she started to limp, and finally, she couldn't get up or down staircases. Mandy no longer did her tricks. Her quality of life diminished rapidly and you could clearly see and feel her sadness and pain. 

I am also disabled and have to use a walker and it was frustrating and sad for me also. I wasn’t able to help her or take her outside, I could no longer open the door and let her run and play, without her falling down the stairs. 

My veterinarian suggested medication or possibly lay her to rest. Mandy is all I have and cried on how I could never do that. I just knew there had to be hope and help. 

Mandy the german shepherd dog laying down on zebra pillow

Thank you Lolahemp! You saved my Mandy! I ordered your hemp oil (600 MG) and I gave it to her twice a day, starting about a month ago. 

I have seen such a dramatic change using your product! Mandy now can stand on all four legs for long periods of time, she can go up and down two and three steps, and she is happy, feisty and playful again! 

You can literally see the quality of life she lost returning and she is now calm, focused, and follows me around to protect me again. She clearly has less pain and is happier, back to doing her tricks. 

Thank you so much for giving us the hope we were looking for. Mandy is sending you a high five and a hand shake!

← Older Post Newer Post →


Joey is the founder of Lolahemp. In 2015 he and his mother launched Lolawawa's Pet Boutique, an e-commerce store for pets and pet lovers that donates a portion of profits to animal rescue efforts. In 2018 the son and mother duo launched Lolahemp after the success their own rescue chihuahua, Lola, had with hemp products. Joey & Susan are the visionaries behind the brand, oversee day-to-day operations & marketing, and run all of the company's philanthropic efforts.