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

Rakki (pronounced Rah-Kee) is Lucky

The pug who was found torn open by coyotes is recovering very nicely from surgery. He is in a foster home and eating and drinking like a champ. His stitches are mending and he is even starting to smile again. We are doing everything in our power to find his family, but if we are not able to by next week we will be putting…

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

 

Rakki (Japanese for Lucky) was attacked by a coyote and lay dying in a horse pasture across the street from The Gentle Barn, Monday morning. He had his back ripped open and his neck torn and was clearly in shock when we found him, so we rushed…

What wouldn't you give to save a life?

The Gentle Barn received a phone call about a pug who was attacked by a coyote, was lying in a horse pasture and was still alive, but barely. Jay and Ellie rushed over there and found the little guy lying on the ground with a huge gash in his back and wounds on his neck, near his jugular. Judging…

Well Hello Dolly

Dolly was raised without animal companions and because her caregiver was struggling with her health, she didn’t have much human interaction over the last several years before we brought her home to The Gentle Barn. When she first arrived, Dolly would eat and stay by herself, away from the other animals…

Turkey Cuddles

Over the last few weeks The Gentle Barn has been packed with visitors from all over the world who have come to cuddle with the turkeys. Grown ups and children alike have sat on the ground, put one leg on each side of the turkey, kissed…

Worthy, Indie and Chris

Worthy, Indie and Chris are now available to sponsor! They have all gone through so much: Little to no food, water or…

Goodnight Boys

It's cold at night now and the piggies need to be tucked into bed each night with a blanket and a kiss good night. They love it and always grunt a “thank you”. We love our bed time ritual, it's so fun!

Aretha

Aretha has been doing very well and even lets her docent hug and pet her on Sundays. Last Sunday Aretha allowed her first visitor to hug her! When we brought her home she was so scared and wanted to stay away from people, but I think over the last few months she has understood what goes on here at The Gentle Barn…

New Turkeys

Each year we rescue at least one turkey from Thanksgiving. This year we saved three. They were raised in cages and until coming to The Gentle Barn had never touched the ground. They have been having a blast chasing bugs, checking us out,…

Marsha

Each year we spend the month of November introducing children to turkeys. We welcome schools to come meet and cuddle with them and if they can't come to us, we go to them. Marsha loves the attention!…

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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