The company was conceived and developed by The Arc of Greensboro, Inc. to provide vocational training and post-high school options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We were super excited to get our order of arcBarks Peanut Butter Barkers dog biscuits in the mail today!
We are from North Carolina and had found out that there is a dog treat company — arcBarks — not too far from us. They are located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
And they have a great story. The company was conceived and developed by The Arc of Greensboro, Inc., an organization of and for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.
ArcBarks provides vocational training and post-high school options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
When chefs at arcBarks get confidence and skills, they learn receive counseling about possibilities for employment in the community, which means more new chefs can be trained!
Unlike some packaged store treats that make you wonder what exactly your pet is eating, these treats are preservative-free. In fact, the ingredients are listed right on the home page of the website: oatmeal and flour, freshly ground peanut butter, vegetable oil, fresh water and love!
We opened our package with great excitement! And were surprised to see a little something extra on top…
That turned out to be a very sweet dog ornament, which we will treasure, and a note thanking us for our business.
Our two packages of Peanut Butter Barkers were underneath.
We loved the adorable packaging and couldn’t wait to put the treats to the test. We started with Terra, our older chihuahua.
It was a success!
Scooby and Caramel got in the act too!
It was a lot of fun watching them enjoy the treats. They were a hit with all five of our dogs. Of all the dogs, Maggy, our Spitz mix (pictured at the top of the post), went the craziest over the biscuits. She couldn’t get enough and kept begging for more.
We will say that it did take the dogs a couple of sniffs before they got excited about the treats, but, after that, they really liked them. We think that might be because we have been feeding them mostly soft style treats from the grocery store and these are definitely hard biscuits.
But we think that’s a good change for them, especially since, according to webmd, the act of chewing can decrease plaque buildup on dogs’ teeth.
You can order a continuous supply of these treats and save money on them while supporting a great cause. Or, order for a holiday gift for the dog lover or dog in your life. For more about arcBarks, check out arcbarks.com.