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

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 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,…


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!…

We Did It!

Worthy, Indie and Chris are now in a lush, green pasture together, reunited at long last. Worthy has a straight leg, they are all a great weight, socialized and healthy; a very happy ending to a long and trying story. But, in a w


Exactly 6 years ago Jay and I took our family to a pumpkin patch. We didn’t know there were animals there, we just went to enjoy the music, food and pumpkins. While there we discovered a baby pig in a cage who looked very lonely and bored, so of course we spent the day feeding him and giving…

Never Give Up

This week Chloe came to visit us and we were so excited to see her. When we rescued her from the pound, Chloe had head trauma and neurological damage. Two different vets wanted to put her down and said she would never walk again. We took her home to The Gentle Barn instead and gave her Sun Chlorella Algae Superfood…


Most of you know that Charlie and Lacey lived in a backyard for 14 years until they were incontinent and could no longer walk and were then sent to the pound to be put to sleep. With therapy and support, Charlie and Lacey can now walk and are not incontinent anymore. Charlie has become a playful young pup! He…

Happy Endings

Milo was given to a family as a gift. Sadly they didn't want him so they tossed him into the backyard where he stayed by himself for 9 years. Recently the couple got divorced and neither of them would take him, so they were going to bring him to the pound to be put to sleep but we intervened and brought him to…

A Very Happy Ending

Tux was abandoned at a vet’s office when he was only 2 years old. Trying to be kind, the vets kept him as a hospital mascot. He is now 18 years old and is in kidney failure. Wanting to find him a home of his own before he left this world, another rescue contacted us in the hopes we would help them. We posted Tux on…

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