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…

What a Wonderful Summer

Ellie Laks & Jemima Puddle Duck

This week Jay and I spent time at The Gentle Barn Missouri, before finally going home to California. We have been gone for about two and a half months now, but our…

Nature Heals

As the week draws to a close, I am both elated about our grand opening and saddened that shortly after it'll be time for me to return to California. This time spent in Missouri has been so good for my soul! After the many goodbyes to senior…

Featured Video: The St. Louis Six Come Home

They're home, they're home, the St. Louis Six are home!!!

Featured Video: The St. Louis Boys Get Names

It was with great pleasure that we announced the new names for the boys on Tuesday, September…

Learning to Trust

Spending the last week with the St. Louis Six, now that they're home, has been an honor and a privilege. Many of their fans and supporters were worried that the transport would be traumatic or set them back, but it actually was quite the opposite. It was the very first time Chico and his…

Opening Missouri

We're back in Missouri, working on the last touches to the property, barns and fences to bring the St. Louis Six home, to rescue more animals, and to open our doors to the community. We accomplished so much in August, but have so…

Featured Video: Progress in Missouri

This weekend in St Louis, with the help of amazing volunteers, we fenced our largest…

Featured Video: Fence Project #2 DONE

Missouri fence project number 2 DONE!!! Thank you for enabling us to do this work!

The Spirit of St. Louis

As I write this I'm sitting on the edge of our pond in Missouri and my heart swells with joy to be creating our third Gentle Barn and making a home for Chico and his brothers. After being raised as objects, sent to their deaths,…

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Animal communication has helped me heal the animals at The Gentle Barn and give them everything they need and want. It’s so life changing for us and the animals that I’ve started doing readings professionally so I can help others connect to their animals in the deepest way possible. I’m in for any way I can help animals and help The Gentle Barn at the same time.

- Ellie Laks