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

Beautiful Marsha

We said goodbye this week to a great teacher, an amazing spirit and a true friend. Marsha passed away this…

Jewel is a Gem!

Male peacocks lose their tail feathers each August and spend the fall and winter growing it back so they can display for the ladies in the spring. Today Jewel displayed for the first time since last summer, wow it was gorgeous! I don't know what our turkey, Rama was thinking,…

Fantastic News!

Sunny got adopted! He has lived in a kennel his whole life and is now in someones arms with a new sister. He has a great life ahead of him and what an honor to be a small part of his journey! (Sunny is the one closest to his new daddy).

A Perfect Gentleman

Jax was abandoned at a vet hospital when his people were moving. He is a Manx breed cat with a short tail,nine years old with a sweet, loving temperament. He is low-key and doesn't require much in the home. He just wants someone who will love him unconditionally. He enjoys…

We Saved A Life This Week!

We got a call this week, early in the morning, from an animal shelter officer asking if we would rescue a four year old horse who was scheduled for euthanasia that day. They said that they were crowded, the horse was skittish, no one had adopted her in…

A Heavy Day's Work

When we rescued thirty animals from a backyard butcher about a year a ago, they were all riddled with parasites, which made them anemic, dehydrated, frail and very sick. It took months for them to recover physically and even longer still emotionally. To ensure…

Sunshine for Sunny

Sunny has grown up outside in a kennel and does not know what it’s like to live in a home, or go for rides in a car, or adventures on a leash, or lay in someone’s lap. He is only a year old and we are going to help find him a forever home where he can learn…

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.…


We had a wonderful group of kids here this week from South Central Los Angeles. We took four of The Gentle Barn’s dogs and hiked up a mountain and looked at the view of land that had been burned in a fire. Seven years ago, the land was burned, dead and…

Happy Birthday Harmony

Harmony was born at The Gentle Barn to a mom who was rescued from extreme cruelty and abuse. Harmony’s mom, Nalla has seen…

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