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

Please Help Us Help the St. Louis Cows

Help Us Help the St. Louis Cows

I just came home absolutely exhausted from our turkey road trip. Leaving Adeline in Tennessee was excruciating! I've loved her for two years, but over the last ten days we've bonded so deeply. It's not about me, however, it's about Adeline. She's happy on the grass with all…

The Gentle Barn steps in to give sanctuary to cows destined for slaughter

We have stepped in to rescue and care for the six cows who successfully escaped from a slaughterhouse in North St. Louis last Thursday, March 30th. The story of the…

The World’s Greatest Love

We are celebrating our first year anniversary in Tennessee and we are very excited. At the same time, Dudley and Destiny will be getting married! There are many people all over the world who are so excited about this, who understand how much the two cows love each other, and who will be attending…

A Pig’s Birthday Party

Biscuit turned ten this week and we had over 500 guests here to celebrate him with us. Every hour throughout the day, we brought him cake and sang him happy birthday. Each time we did, he would sit up, smile at everyone, and eat his cake, making sounds of delight. He loved it!

We have…

Love Reunited

We rescued a dairy cow in Tennessee this week. She was impregnated each year, had her babies taken away every year, and the breast milk taken for humans. Thankfully, she belonged to a family who wanted to see her retire after her years of service instead of being sent to slaughter. We heard…

Peggy Sue, We Love You!

This week we brought home a new family member. Her name is Peggy Sue and we love her already. Peggy Sue was born with a birth defect and her family brought her to Dr. Molnar at All Animals Vet Hospital in Calabasas, who just so happens to be our vet as well. Dr. Molnar saw how adorable she was…

Thank You, Johnny

I bought a cow. I said words I never thought I’d hear myself say, “Mrs. Duncan, I’d like to buy a cow.” Then I reached into the back pocket of my jeans and handed the cattleman’s wife $300 dollars.

I owed a debt to a calf I’d…

Being a Momma Hen

Our new hen has been with us for a week now and has changed our lives forever. She sleeps in my hands during meetings, perches on my shoulder in the car, follows me all around the house, and cries for me in front of the shower door in the morning. I have to keep telling her that I am still there and that I will be right out.…

Gentle Barn in the News

Dudley is being followed by thousands of people from all over the world and has been written about in many newspapers and magazines world wide. Why is he so adored? Read this article in the Natural Awakenings magazine and find out!


Hugging Saints


Our newly rescued calves in California have settled in, become friends with all the animals, and have figured out their job here at The Gentle Barn. They love chewing and licking on all of us, exploring and playing, but when we have visitors…

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  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat

    January 27th 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.