Shawn's Mandu Dog

Shawn's Mandu Dog


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This adorable new dog is named Shawn's Mandu. He is a very special gourd dog that will help raise money for Susquehanna Service Dogs. To learn more about this dog read the description below and read our blog "Shawn's Mandu Dog". This dog is black in color with a green bow. A wooden heart is attached to the bow and it says Shawn's Mandu. The body of the dog is hand crafted with a heart and paw print design. Approximately 11 1/2" tall and comes with an electric light.

In March of 2019, Meadowbrooke lost one of our founding members, Shawn Trostle at the age of 46 from an enlarged heart. One of the last projects that he worked on was helping one of his favorite kids, Lorelei, create a gourd dog that resembled Mandu, her service dog which she acquired through Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), an Assistance Dogs International accredited organization. Currently, SSD is in need of a better-equipped facility to meet the needs of the amazing animals it trains to become working dogs.

In remembrance of Shawn's last project, the Meadowbrooke Gourd family will be making up to 1,000 Mandu dog designs. We are going to help make sure that other people can live more independently and achieve their dreams with the assistance of a service dog by donating all the profits to Susquehanna Service Dogs which will help with the expansion of a kennel run dedicated to Shawn's memory.

Your support will make that happen. Shawn's legacy will always be a part of Meadowbrooke Gourds and now it will also be a part of an amazing facility that brings hope to so many people. To learn more about the story of this Shawn's Mandu dog please read our blog "Shawn's Mandu Dog".

Because this design is crafted using a natural gourd, each piece is ever so slightly different to make for a unique artisan piece with natural variance in color and size.


Warning: Gourds are flammable. Do not use candles in them or place near open flames.

  • Display your gourd where it isn't exposed to excessive moisture and avoid long periods of direct sunlight.
  • When storing your gourd, choose a cool, dark, and dry environment.
  • To clean your gourds, wipe them with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Light your gourd with electric lights (7 watt max) or battery-operated lights only. Never place a lit candle in a gourd because gourds are flammable.

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