Age: 10 years old, male
Weight: 50 ish lbs
Breed/Mix: husky x
Sled dog name: shrek
Age at adoption: 4.5 years old
Adopted from: Victoria SPCA, March 2012
Coat - single/double: double
Likes: balls, treats, running on the beach
Dislikes: loud noises
Sleeping locations: couch or in our bed
Off-leash time: yes
Escaped or lost?: yes, twice - once for 3 hours
Siblings: Thumbelina, Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella, etc
Medical conditions: no
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: came from Whistler Sled Dog Co
Anything else you'd like to add: He's a big goofy, sweet boy!
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed July 13, 2017
SESSION NOTE ~
As his human says above, Shrekkie really is a big, goofy, sweet boy. He couldn't have cared less about the photos, but boy did he want to interact - get pets, get treats, get more pets, squeek the dog toys, lick, play with his sister Pique who was also there. He kept us giggling for sure.
Shrekkie was one of the first sleddies I met in March 2012 at the Victoria SPCA. A TV crew was there to interview me for an advocacy book I had made and they were getting footage of me photographing sleddies Galute, Vixen and Luna (to come). Shrekkie was close by the whole time and kept walking in front of my lens and would come up and sniff and lick me as soon as I'd get down on my knees to photograph... it was a far cry from what some people had been saying about the sled dogs coming into care - there was nothing feral about him.
A number of retired sled dog adopters (along with a few sleddie super fans like me) keep in touch through a facebook group. It's such a cool thing to have been able to follow his life the past 6 years.
Shrek is a survivor of the Whistler cull in 2010.