Yo, Adrian — call 811 before you dig!

It’s the message Rocky, a 1-year-old goldendoodle from Dodge Center, will be sharing across the state as the latest champion of Minnesota Energy Resources’ safe digging ‘ambassadog’ contest.

Minnesota Energy Resources customers and dog lovers alike cast hundreds of votes for the top dog to remind everyone to call 811 at least two days before digging. With the title of top vote-getter, Rocky will spend the next year reminding people across Minnesota to stay safe by calling before beginning any digging project.

On the outside, Rocky is similar to Philadelphia’s favorite boxer. He’s always ready to rumble with humans and dogs during a game of tag or fetch. He also hones his skills by digging holes in his backyard and hiding toys in them. But he’s a big softie, too — his dog mom says he loves to snuggle up close to his family every chance he gets.

Watch for Rocky as Minnesota Energy Resources’ safe digging champion in its safe digging campaign throughout 2023.

About 811

Whether you’re planting a garden or installing a fence, you could be putting yourself in danger if you strike an underground natural gas line or electrical cable. Contact 811 at least two days before you dig to have the location of buried utility lines marked — and to keep you and your family safe.