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

Happy Birthday Ellie Laks and Ellen DeGeneres

It seems like no coincidence that these two women have their birthdays on the same day! Please join me in wishing our Founder Ellie Laks and Ellen Degeneres a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We are so grateful to Ellen and The…

My Gentle Barn

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The Gentle Barn was my dream since I was seven years old and I have overcome many obstacles to finally live my dream in 1999. The story of how it started and why it's so important to me is in my book "My Gentle Barn" coming out…


Come out to The Gentle Barn this Sunday to celebrate Ellie's Birthday with us! After caring for so many, it is our turn to thank her for all the amazing things she does for animals and children in need. We ALL love you Ellie! And don't even think about taking down this post!!!! ~Jay

This weeks Gentle 52 (GB52) Spotlight Sponsor is:

Bake You Happy will be coming out to celebrate our Founder Ellie Laks' birthday. After you work up an appetite hugging cows, cuddling turkeys and giving pigs tummy rubs, have a delicious, free sample, Bake You…

Gentle 52 (GB52)

The Gentle Barn has started a new program called Gentle 52 (GB52) to make our Sundays with visitors even more special! Check our newsletters and Facebook for updates on new vendors who support The Gentle Barn. We encourage you to use their products and services as they, in turn, support The Gentle Barn. You can sign up to be get our newsletter by clicking…

Gentle Barn Calendars Are Here!

Get your Gentle Barn 2014 Calendar here:http://www.gentlebarn.org/2014-calendar

Each year we produce a Gentle Barn calendar full of beautiful pictures of our animals and their stories. This year we featured our celebrity…

Worthy's Story

Worthy was born with a deformed leg and was kept by someone who could not afford to feed her, let alone give her the surgery she needed. She hobbled along for a year and was grossly underweight and malnourished and had crushed all her growth plates in that leg and had difficulty…

King of the Barn

Did you know that our llama, King Duke, loves bananas? He likes other treats too, like snap peas, apples, grapes and greens, but bananas are his all time favorite. Every evening when we say good night to the animals, King runs to us and looks deeply into our eyes asking…


These babies were taken away from their mom when they were only a few weeks old. The stress and fear weakened their immune systems leaving them susceptible to Parvo at the pound. We helped them get well with Sun Chlorella Algae Super Food, sub Q fluids and lots of love and holding.

A Gentle Barn Success Story

Remember this pug who was left for dead after a coyote attack? After two extensive surgeries and many days in the hospital he survived. He had to be kept quiet and calm for several weeks so the stitches would hold and the wound would stay sterile. He finally got his stitches removed last week and is in his forever home,…

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"Because Animals is a small company with a big mission: to create nutritious pet food without ever harming any animals or the environment. We believe that factory farming has no place in pet nutrition, which is why all of Because Animals' products are made without slaughtering animals. "

"Our ultimate goal is to end the raising and slaughtering of farmed animals to feed our pets.
Until we get to that point, we are so very grateful there are sanctuaries like The Gentle Barn’s three locations to give refuge to abused, tormented, neglected and suffering animals who deserve so much more from the world."

~Dr. Shannon Falconer, CEO, Because Animals