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

We’ve Come So Far

Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner

The last time I was at our Tennessee location, it was freezing. The barn had not been winterized and when we were hit with a very premature frost, we scrambled to make sure the…

Truffles The Queen of Halloween

Truffles the pig

This month marks the eighteenth anniversary of our potbellied pig, Truffles.…

In the Barnyard: May 25, 2017

In California this week, the sheep got sheered. It is so hot, and in their summer wear, they are much cooler and more comfortable. Please come out and see how gorgeous they look!

In Tennessee, Dudley is having trouble with his residual limb again. I think he might have outgrown his prosthesis.…

Inside Scoop: Beth in California

I’ve been riding and working with horses for 38 years. I’ve been working with the horses at The Gentle Barn for the last 7+ years.
I’ve been fortunate to work with most of the horses at GB, at one time or another. It’s a joy to learn…

Inside Scoop: Susanne in California

As a long time vegan I have always been very interested in animal rights and welfare and of course, like so many of us, my dream is to have my own animal sanctuary one day. Will that ever happen? Who knows... I wouldn't know where to start.

I…

Inside Scoop: Brian in California

I knew as a child that I loved animals, but was never consciously aware that I was selfishly choosing which ones to love. I ended up adopting a meat free diet two years ago and on my first visit to Gentle Barn, I learned…

In Loving Memory of Ginger

Ginger was already old when we rescued her four years ago from extreme cruelty. She was very sick when we brought her home and it took months for her to recover. Once she recovered, she learned to trust and have a wonderful fresh start here…

The Inside Scoop: Jill in California

A Gentle giant in many ways. I am honored to be Biscuit's Volunteer caregiver on Sunday’s. My introduction to The Gentle Barn, CA was on Mother's Day in 2015. I found an ad for The Gentle Barn on the last page of magazine called "Live Happy.”…

Blessings

Last week Bhante Sujatha came to visit and bless The Gentle Barn, our staff, the land, and the animals. His energy was amazing and we felt instant joy upon meeting him. He said a prayer and blessing for all our staff and then we introduced him to our animals. It was amazing to watch the…

Finding Grace

Before we rescued her, Grace was crippled by a large bull and could not walk. She had a broken pelvis and could only drag herself by her elbows. After months of trying to get her to stand, the agricultural school was going to send her to auction when we intervened and brought her home instead.…

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Why Gentle Barn + Puremedy? About 10 years ago, one Autumn morning in Topanga, CA I sipped my tea and turned on my favorite show, CBS Sunday morning. Little did I know my world was about to change forever. Ellie Laks, the founder of The Gentle Barn just glowed as she introduced the television audience to some of her animals and told us their stories. She talked about how she started The Gentle Barn organically, giving a home to some severely neglected petting zoo animals. Within 2 hours we were face to face. I had met a true soul sister. I brought her several cases of my Original Healing Ointment to use on her rescued animals to help them heal. Since then, all of their animals use Puremedy when they have a cut, wound, burn, stitches, infection, insect bites, fly bites, skin rashes, inflammation, or just a spot that the Veterinarian is unable to diagnose. Not only do all of her animals use Puremedy, but her family and friends do as well.


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