Owning a dog was just a dream months ago, but it has grown into so much more. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists on the globe.

August 2015 - Jordan Coe begins his hunt for a new best friend. Visiting the local humane society, Jordan noticed that half of the dogs had Heartworm.

September 2015
- Jordan meets Maddie at a park and instantly falls in love. At their first vet visit, Maddie was diagnosed with Heartworm.

March 2016
 - Maddie joins social media as @Maddog301 and grows to into a public figure in her town.

March 2016 - Barks For Hearts becomes incorporated as a non-profit organization to help canines in shelters get treated for Heartworm to increase their probability and speed of being adopted.

Foundation History

Jordan Kaufman

Our Executive Vice President ensures we are keeping our finances in order.

Board of directors

recent programs

Our heartworm outreach program in Champaign recently got the attention of social media. Learn more about this page-turner.

Eric Slutsky
Our Executive Vice President develops policies and objectives for the organization to ensure it maintains its values and meets established goals


Help make the difference in the lives of so many dogs stuck in animal shelters. Find out how to become our partner.

Jordan Coe

Chloe Elias
‚ÄčOur Coordinator of Charitable Events background in event management social media to help us raise awareness one event at a time.

Our founder & President

Liza Berkelhamer
Our Executive Vice President's background in social media helps us reach people one post at a time.

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and save.