There is just one week left for Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) customers to nominate their dogs to be the company’s first safe digging “ambassadog!”

The utility is looking for an adorable pup to star in a year-long campaign to remind people to call 811 at least three days before they dig. So far, canine contenders from around northeast and north central Wisconsin have put their paws into the mix for the title of first safe digging “ambassadog.”

How to enter:

If you are a WPS customer, take a couple of photos of your dog digging and in their favorite place to dig. Then, go to to submit the photos before 11:59 p.m. July 16.

WPS will narrow down the entries and give customers the ruff job of selecting the winner by pup-ular vote. The top dog will be the star of the company’s safe digging awareness campaign all year long.

About 811

Digging can be dangerous if you don’t call 811 at least three 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. Calling 811 or going to is easy, it’s free and it’s the law.