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Treats with a BIGGER purpose

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Beyond Bones

A division of The Arc of Allegan County, Beyond Bones employs individuals with disabilities in the baking, packaging, and selling of dog treats.

 

Our all-natural and wholesome dog treats go BEYOND making your dog's tail wag; they create opportunities for individuals with disabilities in our community. Your four-legged friend will love Beyond Bone's peanut butter apple biscuit which is thoughtfully crafted with intentionally chosen ingredients and packaged with love.

More than Dog Treats

 

The Arc of Allegan County is committed to creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities within Allegan County. With this commitment at the forefront, we developed Beyond Bones in 2021.

 

Within Allegan County, Beyond Bones creates an inclusive workplace that employs individuals with a wide range of skills. Our mission is to cultivate opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to grow both personally and professionally and contribute to their community in a meaningful way. 

 

Beyond Bones believes in an inclusive and welcoming work environment where:

  • All people can provide meaningful contributions in an inclusive workplace. Businesses thrive when we incorporate all of our employees’ ideas and skills and recognize that honoring employees' interests creates a stronger workplace. 

  • All employees are entitled to a competitive wage for the work they perform.

  • Learning and growth never stop. All individuals have the ability to expand on their skills and experiences through opportunity.

  • The workplace will always be a place where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, where teamwork is expected, and creativity and innovation are encouraged.

  • We embrace a culture of collaboration. We understand that far more can be accomplished when we partner with community businesses and organizations/agencies to strengthen our work.

  • We will provide a quality product and excellent customer service that create opportunities for growth within our community.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a baker or working in our soon-to-be-opened retail store, fill out an application!

 

Purchase Our Products

 

Beyond Bones are available in regular and mini treat sizes and can be ordered from our online bARC Shop or purchased in-person at The Arc’s office (typically open M-Th 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or from one of our retail partners.

 

Retail locations by city include:

​For those who have lost their furry friend or would like to purchase a bag of treats for a dog in need, we also offer Memorial Purchases. Our bakers will deliver these treats to dogs at the Allegan County Animal Shelter!  

 

Connect with News​ & Happenings

Word of Beyond Bones’ dog treats and the jobs it provides grows every day!

​We’re extremely excited to share that we will open our very own Beyond Bones storefront in downtown Allegan this summer! Renovations are under way with plans to open the new retail space in June 2022.  Learn more in our latest media release.

If you’re just learning about us, hear the story of how Beyond Bones got started and the supports The Arc provides overall by listening to Cool 101's Community Chat with The Arc's Executive Director Stacy Engelsman.

​Be sure to like and follow Beyond Bones on Facebook to meet our bakers, learn which events we’re headed to, and get updates on our retail store opening in summer 2022!

 

Help Us Go Beyond!

 

Beyond Bones has come a long way since selling our first bag of treats in July 2021 and we have big plans for the future!

Please consider helping us grow our initiative to employ individuals with disabilities by:

 

  • Spreading the word to all the dog lovers in your life!

  • Buying Beyond Bones dog treats online or purchasing from one of our retail partners.

  • Supporting our business by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List.

  • Donating directly to The Arc of Allegan County and Beyond Bones. 

  • Volunteering your time helping our bakers create our Beyond Bones dog treats or joining our Board of Directors.

We are dreaming BIG! If you want to know more about Beyond Bones and our initiative including how you may be able to support our efforts in BIG ways (like kitchen space of our own) we would love to talk to you! Contact us  today!