HeARTs Speak is a 501c3 international nonprofit organization that’s uniting art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals.

We’re dedicated to inspiring change for homeless animals across the globe through a variety of programs that leverage creativity and collaboration to ensure more animals are Seen and Saved each year while simultaneously elevating the image of shelter animals everywhere.

our mission & vision

  • HeARTs Speak’s Mission is to unite art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals
  • The Vision of HeARTs Speak is a global community that treats all animals and people with compassion and respect


HeARTs Speak relies on a system of core beliefs to guide us in pursuit of our mission. These include:

  • Work Together
  • Be Kind
  • Embrace Humility
  • Share Success
  • Be Considerate

our programs

Artists Helping Animals is a community-building program, uniting more than 600 creative professionals across the globe who provide pro-bono services to save and support animals. Together, they’re contributing more than 15,000 hours of service monthly to animal welfare organizations.

The Perfect Exposure Project (PEP) was developed to increase the creative workforce in animal sheltering. The program empowers animal shelter staff and volunteers to provide positive exposure for the pets in their care through better photographs and new approaches to marketing.

EDU serves as an online library for content such as downloadable guides, tools and templates, video tutorials and webinars to make photography, social media, adoption promotion, and all-things-marketing available to anyone working or volunteering in animal welfare, no matter the skill set or background.

Non-Discrimination Statement

HeARTs Speak does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or program operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, artist members, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, clients, shelter partners and the greater community.