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

This Little Light of Mine

When I was little, I felt my connection to animals very strongly. I communicated with them, I saw them, they saw me, and I was lead to them when they needed help. My drive to heal them and the gifts that they had for me in return…

FIFTY!

About a year ago when I realized it would be my very last year in my forties, I started creating goals that I would reach by the time I hit fifty. I decided that I wanted to be one of those people who was so healthy and fit, that I would…

Moved To Tears

This last week Jay and I traveled to Missouri to visit with our manager Michelle and the animals and to see how everyone was doing. The property was gorgeous, the animals were happy and healthy, and the organization seems well run and efficient. It was so lovely to meet the goats, Baron…

Hope

Chris & DudleyJay and I traveled to Tennessee this week to visit our second location, support Andrea and her staff, and spend time with the animals. We were thrilled to find everyone happy, healthy, and well cared for. With freezing temperatures, we were worried about the animals'…

Royal Blue

Life is always expanding and moving in and out of form. With as many animals as we have, the majority seniors, the circle of life is always presenting itself to us at The Gentle Barn. As Christmas moved into the New…

Looking Forward

At The Gentle Barn, we don’t look back; we lean forward. When we rescue animals from severe abuse and neglect, we don’t dwell in their stories or their pain but pull them forward bit by bit to the love, respect, and wonderful life we have waiting for them. When we host school field trips, we don’t…

Remembering


When we rescue animals and bring them home, we heal their bodies, teach them to trust people, and introduce them to our other animals so they can become part of our family. That’s the easy part. The part that takes even longer is reminding them of who they are so they can connect to the love and…

The Ebb and Flow of Animal Rescue


As 2017 comes to a close, I think back on what a year it has been: so many ups and downs, losses and victories! We said goodbye to Dudley and thought we could not go on. We saved the St. Louis Six and opened a third Gentle Barn in Missouri. We said farewell to Buttercup, who we’ve been blessed to…

Peace is Profitable!

Up until now, big business has been responsible for a lot of destruction to our world. They have caused heart disease and cancer to our bodies. They have caused suffering to animals. They have caused destruction to our forests, oceans, and skies. Now big business is purchasing vegan companies. The dairy industry owns silk. Tyson invested millions in Beyond Meat. Field Roast was just bought out by…

Holding the Space For Them

As you may have seen on social media, we have a new baby boy here in CA. Ferdinand was so scared and sad when he first arrived, but with time, patience, and lots of love he is coming around to the joy that has been waiting for him here. He is finally starting to explore and play. Each morning…

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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