Center for Conservation Biology

Shrek, a chocolate lab mix, and Lulu, an Australian shepherd, sit side-by-side on a rocky ledge with a sunny mountain and lake in the background

Shrek and Lulu

Shrek is a Chocolate Labrador-Retriever mix and worked on wolf, caribou, moose, and spotted owl projects. Lulu is an Australian Shepherd and worked on Sierra Nevada red fox and spotted owl projects. They both came to the program in the spring of 2008 and retired to live with their handler, Jodi. Shrek and Lulu have a brotherly-sisterly love-hate relationship. They like to steal each other’s toys and affection but, when it comes down to it, they prefer play time with one another over any other dog. When they aren’t backpacking in the Sierra Nevadas (Shrek likes to carry their food in his doggie-pack), they like to hang at home. They spend their time swimming in the pond, picking (and eating!) apples and berries, and helping mom in the garden.