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

New Turkeys

Each year we rescue at least one turkey from Thanksgiving. This year we saved three. They were raised in cages and until coming to The Gentle Barn had never touched the ground. They have been having a blast chasing bugs, checking us out,…


Each year we spend the month of November introducing children to turkeys. We welcome schools to come meet and cuddle with them and if they can't come to us, we go to them. Marsha loves the attention!…

We Did It!

Worthy, Indie and Chris are now in a lush, green pasture together, reunited at long last. Worthy has a straight leg, they are all a great weight, socialized and healthy; a very happy ending to a long and trying story. But, in a w


Exactly 6 years ago Jay and I took our family to a pumpkin patch. We didn’t know there were animals there, we just went to enjoy the music, food and pumpkins. While there we discovered a baby pig in a cage who looked very lonely and bored, so of course we spent the day feeding him and giving…

Never Give Up

This week Chloe came to visit us and we were so excited to see her. When we rescued her from the pound, Chloe had head trauma and neurological damage. Two different vets wanted to put her down and said she would never walk again. We took her home to The Gentle Barn instead and gave her Sun Chlorella Algae Superfood…


Most of you know that Charlie and Lacey lived in a backyard for 14 years until they were incontinent and could no longer walk and were then sent to the pound to be put to sleep. With therapy and support, Charlie and Lacey can now walk and are not incontinent anymore. Charlie has become a playful young pup! He…

Happy Endings

Milo was given to a family as a gift. Sadly they didn't want him so they tossed him into the backyard where he stayed by himself for 9 years. Recently the couple got divorced and neither of them would take him, so they were going to bring him to the pound to be put to sleep but we intervened and brought him to…

A Very Happy Ending

Tux was abandoned at a vet’s office when he was only 2 years old. Trying to be kind, the vets kept him as a hospital mascot. He is now 18 years old and is in kidney failure. Wanting to find him a home of his own before he left this world, another rescue contacted us in the hopes we would help them. We posted Tux on…

Thankful To Be Alive

Every year The Gentle Barn rescues two turkeys from the Thanksgiving table. This week Jay headed out with Chelsea, a teenage supporter of The Gentle Barn, and her mother, Kim, to save two for this year. Chelsea became a vegan animal supporter at an early age. Now 15, this is her second year helping rescue…

Dolly Made A Friend

Dolly was raised for 15 years with little interaction from humans and no association with other cows. When she first came home to The Gentle Barn she ate, slept and hung out generally by herself. Slowly over the last few weeks she has been getting closer and closer to the other cows and even sunbathed with the…

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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.