Thank you for your consideration to serving on the Board of Directors for Paw Prints in the Sand®  Animal Rescue. As a member of the governing committee, you can play an integral role in our mission to give at-risk animals a second chance at life by providing medical care, training, and loving forever homes.

As a board member, you will have the opportunity to shape our organization, share ideas and take on responsibilities that will help our organization continue to thrive and grow.

Board FAQs:

Please review the following FAQs prior to filling out the below board application. For more information on Paw Prints in the Sand and being on our Board of Directors, please go to PPITS board info.

Who is on the board now?
Our board consists of our founders, fosters and volunteers – people who are fully committed to our mission and activity involved in the work we do

How long are the terms?
Two consecutive 3 year terms with the option to extend those terms.

What committees exist?

  1. Executive Committee
  2. Fundraising Committee
  3. Finance Committee
  4. Event Committee (for events outside of fundraisers such as adoption and promotional events.
  5. Governance and Nominating Committee
  6. Communications and Public Relations Committee 
  7. Audit Committee

What do the financial statements look like?
Our 990-EZ’s are posted on our web site at

What are the requirements and expectations of board members?
Please refer to our board information deck.

What are the preferred skills of prospective board members? (Not all are required and some are specialized skills)

  • Fundraising and/or grant writing
  • Events
  • Social media/marketing
  • Dog training/behavior
  • Veterinary/vet tech
  • IT/ tech skills
  • Networking and communications
  • Nonprofit experience or nonprofit board experience
  • Legal/financial

How are new board members elected?
New board members are elected by current board members.

What is the required financial contribution or dues?
100 per month with a give or get of $2500 per year.

What is the expected time commitment?
We expect working board members to be able to commit at least 20 hours per month to our mission.

How often and when are board meetings held?
Official meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 7:00PM PT via Zoom. However, regular strategic planning sessions or meetings may be held in between official board meetings.

How are board communications handled?
All board communications will be handled via email. Any urgent matters or basic questions may be handled via text or phone call.


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