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

Gentle Barn Nashville: Dudley’s Legacy

We Did It Together!

In 2015 we were contacted about a cow in Tennessee who had a missing foot, and was living in pain. With the help of bovine surgeon Dr Anderson at UT Knoxville, prosthetist Ronnie Graves, and the generosity of our supporters, we were able to save Dudley, help him recover, acclimate him to a prosthetic foot, and create a Gentle Barn for him and many other animals. During the course of his lifetime, Dudley hosted children in foster care, kids with special needs, war veterans, and human amputees. He gave out thousands of hugs and inspired people around the world to recover from their own stories and open their hearts to the intelligence, affection, and magic of animals.

In 2017 Dudley tragically passed away during a routine skin graft. In Dudley's memory, we moved The Gentle Barn to Nashville to be able to save more animals, heal more people, and open more hearts. There is a life size mural on the side of our cow barn with Dudley's image on it, so everyone who visits can remember him. We now have so many animals who live their happily ever after in our pastures and we hope you come visit us soon. Thank you for helping us make The Gentle Barn Nashville Dudley's perfect legacy!

The Gentle Barn Nashville, Tennessee Property

Location Sponsorships

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting The Gentle Barn’s new Nashville property.

Please see the list and the corresponding numbered map of the new property, highlighting the opportunities for giving and the corresponding locations and dollar amounts. Please note that benches and tables* will be available for sponsorship and do not appear on the map. The benches and tables with donor plaques will be placed around the lake and throughout the property, but the exact locations have yet to be determined.

Thanks again for your kind consideration of a donation to The Gentle Barn!

New Nashville Property

Front Entry Sign

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Dudley Cow Barn

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Cow Pasture Sign

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Cow Stalls

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Cow Paddock

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Mini Barn Cow Paddock

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Stables

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Horse Pasture

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Horse Paddock

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Mini Barn Horse Paddock

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Pond

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Creek

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Horse Stalls

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Upper Barnyard

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Event Center

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Organic Garden

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Stage with Ampitheater

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Pig Woods

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