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


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,…


Our pig, Lilly, was rescued many years ago from being put down at an animal shelter. She had been used as a breeder pig her whole life, where her food was thrown to her and her babies taken away from her. When she could not get pregnant anymore she was sent to the pound to be put down. She had never known…

Lacey and Charlie

As you probably know, Charlie and Lacey were rescued eight months ago from being put down at an animal shelter. They were arthritic, incontinent and old. Over the last several months, we have been giving them acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic, and water therapy and it has really helped them with their…

Volunteer of the Month: Molli

I (Ellie Laks) founded The Gentle Barn in 1999 and two years later Jay Weiner came to volunteer. After a year we fell in love, got married and now work side by side to save animals and heal at-risk, inner city and special needs children to create a more peaceful world for humans and animals alike. We have…


Are you looking for unconditional love, unending joy and laughter and someone to cuddle with? These Chihuahua/Corgi mixes are waiting for you! Some look like Chihuahuas and some look like Corgis…

My Gentle Barn

For all animal and Gentle Barn lovers and supporters, our Founders book is available for preorder now! "My Gentle Barn" is written by the Gentle Barn's founder, Ellie Laks, and is the story of how she created The Gentle Barn through her life experiences and how it came to be.

To preorder yours now (makes…

Rakki (Japanese for lucky, pronounced rocky)

Our little champion, Rakki, had to have surgery again this week because his skin was so thin and fragile after the coyote attack that his wound opened up. After an overnight stay at the hospital he is now all stitched…


We have worked so hard to nurse these babies back to health from Parvo and they are now healthy and playful and full of life. It has been a hard work of sub Q fluids, cleaning poo,…

Thanksgiving Kitten

The kitten who was thrown over our fence the day before Thanksgiving was adopted by a lovely family who just adores her. She will get lots of attention and great care and she will never be abandoned again. We love happy endings around here.

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The Dr. Praeger’s team is excited to be the Gentle 12 sponsor for July. At Dr. Praeger's, we strive to help people adopt better eating habits by offering a variety of delicious veggie-forward products. We support Gentle Barn’s mission of kindness and compassion to animals, one another and the planet. – Dr. Praeger’s Team