Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Saving a Soul

This week we had a little dog left on our property in the middle of the night. When we found her in the morning, she was trembling so hard I thought she would fall over. We brought her into our house and it took two hours to get her out of the…

Getting Through the Grief

Last week was a hard week. Our beloved Maddie passed away who has been with us for thirteen years. Also, our master teacher, Biscuit, left…

In Loving Memory of Biscuit

We first found Biscuit in a pumpkin patch exactly 10 years ago. We took our kids there to pick out pumpkins, having no idea there would be any animals there. But as we entered and walked around we discovered Biscuit in a tiny cage all…

In Loving Memory of Maddie

Maddie was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles where she had lived for years as a feral dog. She ate out of the garbage to survive and stayed clear of humans at all cost. For years the neighborhood tried to catch her to no avail. But then…

Deep Rooted Wisdom

Jay and I have been traveling a lot lately and have had many ups and downs. Dudley survived surgery, but is taking longer to heal than anticipated. In addition, we have had other animals with medical challenges in both Tennessee and California who were ok in the end, but needed a lot of care. Just managing two locations and trying hard to…

A Living Prayer

Eclipse went out to pasture this week for the first time ever. If you missed the video of her running, check it out on Facebook or Instagram, it is so sweet! I wanted to let you know how much Eclipse’s birth and life means to us. Every animal…

Inside Scoop: Elle in California

I initially came to the Gentle Barn to get experience in the nonprofit world. Being a vegan of five years, I had wanted to work at an animal nonprofit, so I volunteered to work…

Green Article for El Vaquero

Living Green Goes Mainstream at LA Convention Center

Morgan Stephens from El Vaquero interviewed Ellie Laks at the Green Expo Festival and featured her in his article!

"Sustainable farmers, animal rights activists, yoga instructors and morticians…

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