Serving the Community. Supporting our Mission.
Ontario ARC operates several business ventures that serve the community at large while raising money to help sustain our core mission. These unique ventures sprang from activities in which we were already engaged, that we realized could have a community-facing value. Participants in our Pet Connections™ therapy program, for example, help bottle products that are available for consumer retail. Similarly, staff involved in Pet Connections™ also offer community dog obedience classes. Buses that transport our program participants between locations are also available as transportation services for private bookings.
BAD DOG™ Spa
BAD DOG Spa is a modern twist on the traditional pet grooming joint. BAD DOG Spa offers paid employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and all of our grooming packages include the use of our own BAD DOG Shampoo which is bottled, labeled and shipped on-site.
Proceeds from the BAD DOG Spa benefit Pet Connections at Ontario ARC – an innovative and exciting program that connects animals and people with disabilities.
Click here visit the Pet Connections Website and to see our full menu of services.
You may also book an appointment by calling (585) 919-2177
BAD DOG™ Retail Products
Available at the following locations:
BAD DOG shampoo and accessories are made by hand, wherever possible, by participants of our Pet Connections program. Find these products available online and in local retail stores.
BAD DOG Shampoo
BAD DOG Training Mats
BAD DOG Customizable Pet Tags
BAD DOG Pull Toys
BAD DOG Bandanas
BAD DOG Collar Covers
By purchasing BAD DOG retail products, you can help to grow Pet Connections, a unique and exciting program that connects animals with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, including autism. Your support will increase our ability to offer innovative animal-assisted programs, community engagement opportunities and employment for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through Ontario ARC.
Pet Connections strives to be a leader in the education of dogs and their handlers, whether the goal is to have a great family dog or a highly-trained therapy dog to work in the community or in your therapy practice. Visit our Pet Connections Website for Dog Training Class information or to sign up for an upcoming session.
To learn more, visit our Pet Connections Website.
Finger Lakes Bus Service is Ontario ARC’s transportation service available for people enrolled in our programs and services as well as the public to contract for weddings, event shuttle services, and more.
Coordinators: 40 experienced, professional drivers, including three supervisors
- A fleet of 49 buses with eight routes that is open to public passengers
- Transports people for the Pathway to Employment, Eberhart, DDSO, College Experience, CLC, and Brighter Days programs
Contact: Mike Clark, 585.919.2250
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