Hot diggity, we’re looking for some digging dogs! April is National Safe Digging Month, and to celebrate, Minnesota Energy Resources is looking for its next safe digging “ambassadog.”

Your precious pup can help spread an important safety message on social media: Doggone it! Call 811 at least two days before you dig.

If you are a Minnesota Energy Resources customer, take a couple of photos of your dog digging or in their favorite place to dig. Then submit them at before 11:59 p.m. April 8.

Minnesota Energy Resources will narrow down the entries, then give customers the paw-some responsibility of picking the top dog. The ulti-mutt winner will be the star of the utility’s safe digging awareness campaign all year long.

Last year, Minnesota Energy Resources customers and dog lovers voted to make Rocky, a 1-year-old goldendoodle from Dodge Center, the company’s “ambassadog”. During his term, Rocky’s important message reached thousands of people across Minnesota.

About 811

Digging can be dangerous if you don’t call 811 at least two days in advance. Whether you’re planting a garden or installing a fence, it’s important to have the location of underground utilities marked to keep yourself and your family safe. Notifying Gopher State One Call is easy, it’s free and it’s the law.