Gentle Barn is relocating to Nashville

Teaching people kindness and compassion to animals, each other, and our planet. They rescue animals who need help who in turn heal people who need help.

Seeking 20+ agriculturally zoned acres within Davidson and surrounding counties area

Prefer flat or gently slopped acreage with existing home and barn

Seeking land donation, lease or purchase opportunities.

The Gentle Barn started on a half-acre property in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, CA. In 2003 Ellie and Jay moved The Gentle Barn to a six-acre paradise in Santa Clarita, CA. The property is complete with large horse and cow pastures, a red and white barnyard for the smaller animals, an organic vegetable garden, lots of shade trees, and a panoramic view of gorgeous mountains. Their over one hundred and seventy rescued animals are safe and happy at The Gentle Barn, and there is plenty of room to welcome their visitors and the children they host.

In 2015 The Gentle Barn opened it’s second location in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is their goal to open Gentle Barns in every state so that everyone in America can hug a cow, cuddle a turkey, give a pig a tummy rub, look into the eyes of these animals and know for certain that we are all the same, and deserving of the same rights, respects, and freedoms. Since its inception, The Gentle Barn has been home to hundreds of animals and host to over 400,000 people.

Contact: Ellie Laks-Weiner, Founder of The Gentle Barn at