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Contact & Appearances

While quick e-mail and phone information is provided, specific Butler Blue related requests and inquiry information with forms are available below.

Whether you need an autographed photo, have a media request, or are entertaining the idea of a new spokesdog, we look forward to hearing from you.

Appearance Requests

Not just a “Big Dawg on Campus,” Trip is also “A Dawg About Town.” In fact, the popularity and success of the Butler Blue live mascot program can be attributed to high visibility. Needless to say, Trip loves to make appearances and would welcome the opportunity to consider your appearance request.

However, this Dawg needs his rest, to have a role on campus, to play and frankly, cannot be everywhere, all the time. So before making your appearance request, please consider the items below as a general rule of paw.

Submit event requests here

General Appearance Guidelines

Trip will be most likely to participate in events and activities that advance the Butler mission, including the following:

  • High-profile University events (such as prospective student events including BU 101 and Early Registration, campaign events and alumni/donor events).
  • Events requested by Butler University’s president.
  • Butler athletic events, including home football and basketball games.
  • University spirit events including pep rallies and Homecoming.
  • Events requested by an official Butler Blue sponsor

Classroom Visits and Classroom Poster Requests

In select cases, Trip will make classroom visits to schools in the Central Indiana area. They are subject to approval by Butler University’s division of University Marketing and Communications. 

Appearance Fees

Off-campus, or private appearance requests are subject to a $100 appearance fee which goes to cover expenses related to travel and other needs of the Butler Blue live mascot program.

Additional fees for fuel or miscellaneous items may apply as well.

Media Requests

Trip has a reputation as a media hound and as such, is always eager to participate in select print and television interviews. If you’re after increased ratings, viewership, readership or just eyeballs then chances are Trip can help. Give the public what they want…more Butler Blue!

Requests for interviews should be directed to Courtney Tuell, director of public relations, at (317) 940-9807 or

Licensing Opportunities

Butler Blue is a licensed entity of Butler University and available for licensing opportunities via Learfield Licensing Partners. Please contact Learfield directly to inquire about Blue III and/or Butler University licensing opportunties.

For additional information on licensing opportunities with Butler’s official live mascots, please contact Michael Kaltenmark at or Lindsay Martin, manager of sports marketing & promotions, at

Sponsorship Opportunities

From healthcare, to food, transportation and swag, the Butler Blue family of sponsors keep Trip in the ranks of pampered pooches. However, there is always an opportunity for more and with the right backing, even more marketing opportunities exist for the dogs and Butler University.

If you would like to inquire about Butler Blue sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Kaltenmark at 317-940-9672 or