Sioux Honey Association Co-Op Donates 500 Handmade Treats to San Diego Humane Society

With Marley’s Gnarly Canine Cookies Local Canine Cookie Shop, The Share Sweetness Tour Focuses on Giving Back to Local Communities Through Acts of Kindness

Monday, July 31, 2017

SAN DIEGO, California – The Sioux Honey Association Co-op’s Share Sweetness Tour, which is focusing on giving back to communities during its 10-week road trip, partnered with El Cajon-based Marley’s Gnarly Canine Cookies to deliver more than 500 homemade, healthy, honey biscuit dog treats made with Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey to dogs at the San Diego Humane Society and the Imperial Beach SurfDog competition.

San Diego is the fifth stop on the first tour of its kind for the nearly 100-year-old co-op. In addition to the donated canine cookies, the team donated school supplies to the NBC 7 San Diego school supply drive. Donations at previous stops have included school supplies for Treasures 4 Teachers in Arizona and stuffed teddy bears to Children’s Hospital in Colorado.

“We’re deeply appreciative of the compassion this community has for animals,” said Kelli Schry, Communications Manager at San Diego Humane Society. “We care for 30,000 animals each year, so every donation, volunteer and adopter contributes to our ability to take care of these animals who rely on us. And the dogs are loving their treats!”

Carla Butcher, CEO of family-owned Marley’s Gnarly Canine Cookies, partnered with Sioux Honey because of her commitment to using only the best ingredients in every biscuit.

“Marley’s Gnarly Canine Cookies believes in only feeding our dogs the best ingredients, like Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey, and, as always, we include the most important ingredient, love.”

The tour’s next stops will be Aug. 1 at the 13th Annual Night Out Against Crime Movies in the Park in National City, California. The Share Sweetness crew will then travel up the coast to Los Angeles and San Francisco before heading to Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and returning home to Sioux City, Iowa, where the co-op’s headquarters are located.

To find out more about the Share Sweetness Tour, including a complete schedule of stops and recipes, visit

About Sioux Honey Association Co-op

The Sioux Honey Association Co-Op began nearly 100 years ago by beekeepers, including several in the San Diego area, with a passion for pure, honest honey. That passion remains today, and every Sioux Honey brand (Aunt Sue’s® honey and Sue Bee® honey) is held to the standards set in 1921 – standards our hundreds of independent beekeepers have helped us keep. Together, we continue to share a little sweetness by educating consumers on bee-friendly behaviors, sharing recipes and, of course, delivering that same, delicious honey. For more information, visit

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