Designated Dawgs Needs Your Help!

          Over the past 11 years, Designated Dawgs has been proud to serve the community, providing a resource Athens and UGA desperately needs.  Designated Dawgs has provided over 74,000 rides, but we need your help to continue providing our commitment to the community.
          We are sad to announce that we will not be able to use our current office space in the Fred Building for much longer, as the owner will be repurposing the building. We are currently searching for inexpensive or donated office space in downtown Athens.  An office space in Downtown is crucial to our volunteer operations and ability to provide our service to the community.  Historically, our office space has been donated which has enabled us to devote our budget entirely to operations in order to maximize our services.  We receive no funding directly from the University of Georgia and are looking to the community to help us find a new home.  Please share this with others in the community and contact us at if you have any information that could assist us.
          Thank you for helping us continue to keep Athens safe!

Phil: Donating Made Simple

Designated Dawgs is proud to announce a recent partnership with PHIL to benefit our fundraising efforts.  PHIL is an online donation service with the purpose of sparking quantifiable and positive change in Athens-Clarke County. visitors donate to nonprofits in our community at no cost to themselves. Donations are made on the user’s behalf by Athens-area sponsoring businesses.

PHIL aims to create a community of people who share PHIL’s ideals and support PHIL’s philosophy of helping those in need simply because you can. PHIL wants to make donating as convenient and in turn, as common as possible. PHIL wants people to think big, even when skeptics scoff.

With PHIL, anyone can make a donation to Designated Dawgs, everyday, at no cost to them.  We encourage everyone to and make a donation.

A special thanks to Leon Farmer & Company

We are thrilled to have Leon Farmer & Company back as a generous sponsor for Designated Dawgs!  As always, we could not operate if it was not for the incredible support of many of the local businsses in the area.

Leon Farmer & Company is committed to the responsible and legal consumption of its products. They work closely with brewing partners, retailers, local stakeholders and community leaders to deliver programs and solutions that address a wide range of alcohol issues. It is their belief that by working together with the community, we can all make a difference.

Read more about their committment to the community here: