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

Hay You!

The heart of our work is animals, and the heart of caring for them is hay. We take in animals who are too sick, too scared, too lame, or too old to be adoptable anywhere else, and we exert…

My Love Affair With a Chicken

At first, the thought of having a house chicken scared me. How will I keep her and the house clean? Will it smell? Can I give her enough attention with my busy schedule? Will she be safe…

Half Way

Four months ago Jay and I went to an Engine 2 Immersion in Sedona, Arizona. We spent time exercising, eating whole foods, and listening to leading cardiologists, oncologists,…

Adeline

Adeline with a volunteer

Jay and I spent last week at our Tennessee location, working hard each day, and accomplishing so much! But my favorite part of the trip was working with the staff to see and hear the animals more clearly.…

We’ve Come So Far

Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner

The last time I was at our Tennessee location, it was freezing. The barn had not been winterized and when we were hit with a very premature frost, we scrambled to make sure the…

Remembering Christmas

Ellie & Christmas

A week ago we didn’t know he existed as we went about our lives and routines; making the bed, cooking breakfast, feeding the dogs, and going to the movies, blissfully unaware. Then we got a call that…

Much Better Than a Movie!

Jay Holding Rescued Baby Calf

Jay and I were very excited about some downtime between Christmas and New Year's! The office was closed and the barnyard staff were taking very good care of all the animals.…

It’s About The Giving

Ellie with Children and Santa in the Gentle Barn Truck

We are well known in the world for saving animals who have nowhere else to go because they are too old, too sick, too lame, or too scared to be adopted by anyone…

Running a Sanctuary - The Hard Parts

I get asked often, what is the hardest part of running a sanctuary. There are so many rewarding things and many hard things. It is hard to be at capacity and have to turn down the intake of an animal in need.…

Help us save lives!

Lollie at Gentle Barn - Tennessee, Running in the grass

This summer was very exciting when we focused all our efforts together with your generosity into opening a Nashville location,…

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Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

Field Roast is excited to be the April Spotlight Sponsor of The Gentle Barn. We are proud to support all the endeavors of The Gentle Barn, and we look forward to sharing our artisanal plant-based products with The Gentle Barn’s patrons.

About Field Roast
Field Roast crafts artisanal plant-based meats and cheeses, made with whole food ingredients and traditional food-making practices. Founded in 1997, its ever-expanding product portfolio includes sausages, roasts, loaves, deli slices, a burger, and plant-based cheese slices. Field Roast products can be found in thousands of retail stores and over 500 restaurant menus nationwide.