Where we come from

arcBARKS Dog Treat Company was created by The Arc of Greensboro in response to an increasing need for post-high school options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. arcBARKS was envisioned as a self-funding program that would provide vocational training in the real world setting of a functioning dog treat bakery.

In 2011, long time Arc member and parent, Pat Clapp and Ruth Edwards, the Executive Director of The Arc of Greensboro, worked together to create the arcBARKS Program.


Andrea Smith


arcBARKS Advisory Board

Dr. Eric Kraus
Kathy Kraus
Ila Rosethal
Arlene Gutterman
Kevin Carr
Gene Parker
Dr. Mark Whitley
Alison Schwartz


Many individuals, businesses, and charitable foundations in the Greensboro community have recognized the potential of our program and have provided funding, expertise, and energy.  This synergistic partnership has sustained arcBARKS as we work to create a unique program for individuals with special needs.


Rose & Victor Ackermann
Pat & Steven Adelman
Arlene Dolin
Betsy & Richard Fox
Todd Gerkin
Arlene Gutterman & Kate Panzer
Kathy & Eric Kraus
Diane & Shad Kroeger
Kathy Manning & Randall Kaplan
Cyndy & Donald Murinson
John O’Neill
Martha & Rob Peddrick
Robert C. Rapp
Ila Rosenthal & Jeffrey Katz
Chris Roulhac
Elyse & Stuart Tafeen
Edith & Kevin Williford

2017-2018 Business Sponsors

TE Connectivity
Guilford Rotary Club
Cobb Animal Clinic


We are grateful to the following people and organizations who believed in our vision and helped to turn our ideas into reality.

The Kathleen and Joseph M. Bryan Foundation
The Weaver Foundation
UWGG Horizons Day Program
Pat Clapp
Irv and Irene Cohen
Bill Van Hine and Kevin Tackett
Kathy and Eric Kraus
Ila Rosethal and Jeff Katz
Sue Polinsky
The Fresh Market
Buzz Vanderwerff
Gene Parker