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

Featured Video: Dudley on The Dodo

Our very own Dudley was featured on The Dodo in "Cow Rescued From Cattle…

In the Barnyard: March 23, 2017

Dudley has gone through many triumphs, and ups-and-downs since his bone spur removal surgery several months ago. Recent we took him to the University of Tennessee large animal hospital to get his hooves trimmed. While…

In the Barnyard: January 12, 2017

DUDLEY TURNS 3 THIS MONTH! Wow that went fast! Dudley was rescued 2 years ago with a missing foot and a broken heart. We brought him to University of Tennessee Knoxville Large Animal Hospital to have several necessary surgeries and get fitted for a prosthesis. He has overcome so much and…

The Ups and Downs of Rescue

There are so many wonderful moments for us at The Gentle Barn. We rescue animals who are pregnant, who have lived terrible lives and have suffered unmentionable acts of cruelty, who give birth to babies who will always be safe and respected with us. We bring animals home who are sick and…

A Mom’s Love

Those of you who read my book, My Gentle Barn, know how connected I was to my first cow, Buddha. She was more like a mom to me than she ever was a rescued animal. She was my witness when I cried, she gave the warmest hugs, she helped me with…

Dudley & Destiny Forever


Dudley and Destiny were married in June! Hundreds of people from all over the country joined us to witness the union of these beautiful souls. The guests enjoyed…

Inside Scoop: Theresa in Tennessee

I discovered The Gentle Barn when a friend of mine posted something about Dudley on her Facebook page. After reading it, I immediately started following the original Gentle Barn Facebook page. Shortly after that, I decided to take a break from…

The World’s Greatest Love

We are celebrating our first year anniversary in Tennessee and we are very excited. At the same time, Dudley and Destiny will be getting married! There are many people all over the world who are so excited about this, who understand how much the two cows love each other, and who will be attending…

Growing gardens and growing girls

Today, we hosted some foster children at The Gentle Barn, Tennessee. We welcomed Spring by planting vegetables in the garden. The teens brought dirt to life, connected with Mother Earth, learned about nutrition, and spent some time away from their troubles enjoying themselves, feeling like…

Planting, growing, and setting down roots

Last week we hosted some foster children at The Gentle Barn Tennessee. We welcomed Spring by planting vegetables in the garden. The teens brought dirt to life, connected with Mother Earth, learned about nutrition, and spent some time away from their troubles enjoying themselves, feeling like kids…