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

Gentle Barn in the News

Dudley is being followed by thousands of people from all over the world and has been written about in many newspapers and magazines world wide. Why is he so adored? Read this article in the Natural Awakenings magazine and find out!


A New Arrival

A few weeks ago, I was approached by a woman who said she was from out of town and staying with some friends who have a bunch of backyard chickens with chicks who just hatched. One of the chicks could not walk and her toes were crooked. The woman said she had been helping this chick eat but she had to return home…

Peace Enhancement Program

Many people think of us as an organization that helps animals, and that’s true, but did you know that we also help people? From September through June, we offer what we like to call A Peace Enhancement Program, which hosts at risk, inner-city, and, special needs kids who need…

The Inside Scoop: Marilyn Galyon

High on my bucket list of places to visit, I had been following The Gentle Barn for several years. Imagine my surprise to see that Ellie and Jay had flown to Nashville, TN to rescue a Hereford steer that had severely injured his leg after becoming entangled in baling twine. It was…

Jesse’s Girl Laid an Egg!

Look, Jesse's Girl laid her very first egg. Once they hit sexual maturity, chickens lay about one egg a day. If she mates with a rooster, the egg will be fertilized and the hen will sit on it and not want us to take it. If she doesn't mate with a rooster, the egg comes out unfertilized and she will just leave it…

A Tribute to the Most Royal Duchess

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved llama,…

Horse Lovers


Most people know that eating meat causes suffering to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and fish, but did you know that it effects horses as well? The Bureau of Land Management rounds up wild horses and donkeys each year and auctions them off? Most of them go to slaughter. They do this for…

Hugging Saints


Our newly rescued calves in California have settled in, become friends with all the animals, and have figured out their job here at The Gentle Barn. They love chewing and licking on all of us, exploring and playing, but when we have visitors…

The Inside Scoop: Andrea

I first started following The Gentle Barn in 2012. I had devoted the last 12 years of my adult life to a job and company that slipped away almost over night. I was lost, confused and scared. I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. Most of all, I had no idea how I was going to pay…

Love Always Wins


Jay and I are back from Tennessee now and the second Gentle Barn location in Knoxville is running smoothly. One of the things we did before leaving was to host a wedding at The Gentle Barn. It was one of the greatest honors of…

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Upcoming Events

  • 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.

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Spring 2024)

    May 18th 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.

  • 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.