By Reaching Gold, The Animal Rescue Has Achieved the Highest Standard for Nonprofit Impact and Effectiveness by the Nation’s Premiere Nonprofit Database

Newport Beach, Calif., – March xx, 2016 – Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization, has achieved Gold Participation Level in the GuideStar Exchange program.  This is the only program of its kind that encourages and rewards nonprofits for transparency, impact, and legitimacy on a national level. 

“When we started Paw Prints in the Sand, we wanted to be more than just an animal rescue. We wanted to be a non-profit organization that truly makes a difference,” stated Kelly Reeves, president of Paw Prints in the Sand. “We are thrilled to reach Gold status with GuideStar. It is a testament to our dedication to not only saving lives, but to ensure we are operating ethically and truly making an impact.”

In order to earn gold status, Paw Prints in the Sand had to meet the requirements outlined for Bronze and Silver statuses, but also chart impact, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress. By reaching gold level participation, Paw Prints in the Sand has provided a credible way to instill trust in the general public, donors, and other organizations in the nonprofit sector.  Meeting these requirements is a demonstration of how Paw Prints in the Sand is truly making a difference.

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly towards the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at You can also visit PPITS on facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About Guidestar
Guidestar, founded in 1994, is a major information service specializing in reporting on nonprofit companies in the United States. Its mission is “to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.” More simply, the public charity collects, analyzes, and presents information neutrally about different organizations. It also serves to verify that donated funds go where the donor intended and that the recipient is a verified and legitimate organization.  For more information visit