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

Little One - Phase Three

Since we got her, Little One has overcome so much. When we met her, she was so scared of everything and everyone. She would tremble at the sound of my husband’s voice or if anyone came near. She would run and hide if she heard noises outside the house and she was terrified of our other dogs. Little…

Inside Scoop: Kiera in Tennessee

I have always had a deep love for animals-specifically companion animals, but as I got older and became more informed, I began looking into factory farming and organizations that were helping to end the suffering of those animals afflicted…

Inside Scoop: Kandice in California

Kandice has become such a valuable member of our Gentle Family! She has been helping in our office during the week for some time and recently has joined our barnyard crew where she fills in shifts where needs and spends time loving, caring for, and cleaning up after our animals. Kandice has also been an asset during events and booth opportunities! It's clear that she believes in our mission and…

Lessons I Learn from Animals

Ever since I was a child, I have felt lonely and empty. I am not blaming anyone for this. My parents loved me and did the best they could, but nevertheless that is how I felt. I have always wished and prayed and hoped that one day I would know what love is. I would enter into relationships…

Cuddle Turkeys

When guests come to visit The Gentle Barn, they can expect to hug cows, feed horses, give pigs tummy rubs, cuddle turkeys, hold chickens, pet goats and sheep, and so much more. Over the last seventeen years when we ask visitors what they liked the most, they usually say cuddling turkeys. They…

A Turkey Helps a Girl Find Her Song

Julia was born to sing. She sang and twirled like a ballerina from the time she could walk even though she was blind. She had a joy about her that lit up the world. When she was six years old, the big earthquake that shook Los Angeles rocked…

Inside Scoop: Kynnede in Tennessee

From a very young age I have always loved animals and I knew that I wanted to help them. I was always that one person who would help stray animals and one time I saw a dog walking on the side of the road and I started crying because I couldn't…

Inside Scoop: Krista in California

I, like many others, have longed for and dreamed of animal liberation. I have been vegetarian for over a decade now and as of the last couple of years, have committed to being vegan. But I have always wanted to do more. I wanted to take…

Who’s Saving Who?

Little One is really coming out of her shell! She’s following me around wherever I go, she sleeps in my arms all night, and she is starting to smile, wag her tail, and play with the other dogs. She barks and howls with the other…

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…

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