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

Meet Aretha

Aretha was rescued from being eaten. She was so frightened when we brought her home to The Gentle Barn, sure that we would fulfill her old owners intentions. We kept telling her that she will get to live here with us for the rest of her life and we will brush her gently, scratch her back, hug her softly, and love her till the end of time. It took us a year, but Aretha finally believed us. Now Aretha is the first the approach us for hugs and attention. She is quite the diva demanding our attention by bonking us if we are not scratching hard enough. She will lie down in the middle of a group of children so they can hug her and she has become the queen of our barnyard. I guess she just needed a little R-E-S-P-E-CT. Aretha will live safe and sound at our California location for the rest of her life.

Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful 5x7 photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.