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

A Picture Perfect Life

Truffles was only a few months old when she was found abandoned at a closed pumpkin…

Big Huge Love

Pigs are genetically engineered to grow very big, very fast so they can be slaughtered…

Hay for Seniors

Because the Gentle Barn has been around for twenty years and we take in animals who have…

Hay to The Rescue

Exactly seven years ago, in April 2012 we took in over sixty animals from a cruelty case. There were goats, sheep, cows, and a horse. They were all very sick, with extremely high fevers, parasites, and wounds. They were all terrified of humans. We had a lot of work to do to save them! Before coming to us, they were kept with no shelter, adequate…

Matriarchs

Last week was National Women’s Day and all I could think about were the strong cows and horses who raised me in the barnyard and taught me everything I know. Cows and horses live in a matriarchal society, led by strong females. In the horse family, there is a strong stallion who rules with an iron hoof, disciplines when necessary, and protects…

Falling in Love

Our phones ring constantly with pleas for help for animals. Some are from people who can no longer care for their pets, some are from the authorities who pull animals from cruelty cases,…

Healing Honey Bear

Honey Bear was found wandering down the street about an hour North of The Gentle Barn and picked up by animal control. He was at least two hundred pounds underweight, had multiple…

It Starts With Hay

Andrew was used as a stud horse for twenty-five years. He stayed in a twelve by twelve stall alone, unless he was mating with a female. When he was used to stud, he was handled…

Love Is A Verb

Many think of love as something that we feel, something that can break our hearts or heal it, and something that just comes over us without our control. That’s all true, but I…

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…

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PigOut Pigless BaconChips by Outstanding Foods are 100% plant-based and yet they serve up the taste of bacon which so many people crave. So it’s a natural fit for us to partner with The Gentle Barn which does amazing work providing sanctuaries for pigs to live happy, healthy lives and educating people on how cool pigs are. We now also have the PigOut Pig Shelter at The Gentle Barn’s Nashville sanctuary. So visit The Gentle Barn and pig out on PigOut Chips to save pigs!

-Bill Glaser, CEO