It’s a ruff job, but somebody’s got to do it! April is National Safe Digging Month, and to celebrate, Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU) is looking for its first-ever safe digging “ambassadog.”

The winning pup will be featured in an ad campaign on social media to help spread an important safety message: Doggone it! Call 811 at least three days before you dig.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Take pictures of your dog digging and in his or her favorite place to dig.
  2. Fill out this form before 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

MGU 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. Look for bark-ing news updates on the contest on MGU’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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 three days before you dig to have the location of buried utility lines marked — and to keep you and your family safe.