Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

Dakota Rey

This month we celebrate the anniversary of rescuing Dakota Rey. Dakota Rey was born on a 3,000 acre beef ranch and orphaned at only a few weeks old after her mom had a tragic accident. By the time she was discovered she was already weak, frail and terrified. She was going to be sent to slaughter, but we were able to bring her home to The Gentle Barn instead. We spent months breathing the life back into her and she finally recovered and learned to trust people. Dakota Rey is now two years old, big, healthy and very happy.

She is the cow on the cover of our founder, Ellie Laks’ book, “My Gentle Barn, a place where animals heal and children learn to hope”, available for presale now and for purchase wherever books are sold on March 25th.

Get an exclusive first peek at Ellie’s new book, My Gentle Barn! Read an excerpt here

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Upcoming Events

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Winter 2024)

    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat (Spring 2024)

    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

  • Open Sunday in Missouri

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Missouri.

  • Open Sunday in California

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: California.

  • Open Sunday in Tennessee

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Tennessee.


Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA