Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

A Happy Ending

We found Belle a home this week and we are so happy! We drove her all the way to Newport Beach, about an hour and a half from The Gentle Barn, to become part of a loving family with two very sweet puppy dogs and another kitty friend. The pups loved her right away, but the other cat was not pleased with the…

Biscuit's Birthday

Wild pigs are very agile and strong and live about 20 years. Scientists have taken the DNA of the wild pig and genetically engineered it to create a man made animal designed to get very big, very fast to go to slaughter at 6 months old. By the time they are fully grown at 3 years old they are abnormally large and have an average life span…

Happy Birthday Biscuit!

Biscuit just turned eight years old this month, which is amazing for a farm pig who weighs one-thousand pounds!

People have taken the DNA of a wild pig and genetically engineered it to make a man made animal designed to get very big, very fast, so they can be slaughtered at six months old. When pigs…

What's New Kitty Cat?

This week we helped two abandoned kitties find a home. They were sad and lonely, but with a little Gentle Barn and Facebook magic they are now safe and sound in their forever homes and are as happy as can be.

We have one more to go (pictured above right). She is a young adult female who wants to be with you, follow you around,…

Gentle Barn Tours

Now that the weather is so beautiful, we have been hosting many private tours in the barnyard. We have tours of our main location or you can come to our Sun Chlorella Healing Center to meet our many cows and horses that live on The Gentle Barn second property. You can bring a large group…

Let me in

When I met her, she avoided my gaze and she had a cold, “stay out” expression on her face. She was showing me that she didn’t care about me, or my animals, or our place, or anything I had to say. “Duly noted,” I thought to myself.

When we all sat at the picnic tables and I asked the teens what word best described who they were and…


Milo was left alone in a backyard for nine whole years because his people got him as a gift and didn’t want him. When the couple got divorced, Milo was going to be sent to the pound but we found out just in time and brought him home to The Gentle Barn to be part of our family instead. Because he was left alone…

Worthy, Indie and Chris Update!

Worthy, Indie and Chris are doing great in Kentucky. The snow has finally melted, the grass is finally turning green and the sun is shining. Their winter coats are shedding and they are happy outside, playing and being together.

We want to keep the horses close to Rood and Riddle, the vet hospital…

Happy Pigs!


When you come out on a Sunday from 10am-2pm these days, you will get quite a show from the pigs. It is warm now and the pigs spend most of the day in their pool. It is amazing how fun it is to watch pigs in mud! …

My Gentle Barn, Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope:

This was Ellie and her dog Simon, who was Ellie's best friend when she was a kid. They used to muck around in the lakes and watch the tadpoles turn into frogs each spring. They would walk through the woods and find salamanders and bunny rabbits and watch bats fly…

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Upcoming Events

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Winter 2024)

    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat (Spring 2024)

    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

  • Open Sunday in Missouri

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Missouri.

  • Open Sunday in California

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: California.

  • Open Sunday in Tennessee

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Tennessee.

Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA