voting underway for next canine safety ambassador

Top 10 dogs unveiled in safe digging contest

Voting underway for next canine safety ambassador


Voting is underway to select our next canine safety ambassador. The winner will help us promote an important safety message: Doggone it! Call 811 before you dig.

Ten finalists have been selected from more than 100 photos sent in during our online contest. The public can vote for their “top dog” on our Facebook page through July 25.

The winner’s safe digging ad will be unveiled Aug. 1 on our social media channels. The winning ad will be featured on digital billboards in the Milwaukee area during a one-day blitz on Aug. 11 – 811 day, a day to raise awareness about safe digging.

The winner also will receive tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair. The dog’s photo will be on display at Energy Park, our location at the state fair. Visitors to Energy Park will be able to take photos with a cut-out of our winning dog.

This year’s canine safety ambassador will help emphasize the importance of calling Diggers Hotline/811 at least three days before any digging projects. Whether you’re planting a tree or installing a fence post, you could be putting yourself in danger if you strike an underground natural gas line or electrical cable. Doggone it! Call 811 before you dig.