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Animals

Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey MO

Animals

Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey MO

Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
Animals

Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey MO

Animals

Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey MO

Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Hug and brush the cows, give the pig's tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, hold chickens, hear their stories of resilience and enjoy a beautiful day at The Gentle Barn on Sunday between 11am-1pm! We have a gift shop, snack shop and offer delicious plant based hot dogs for lunch.

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

Caring expert hosts

Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

Diverse animals

Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner

Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner

Ellie and Jay are the founders of The Gentle Barn founded in 1999, a national organization that is home to hundreds of animals and has hosted over 400,000 visitors. Ellie and Jay both struggled as children and were strengthened and inspired by the love of animals. With their first hand knowledge of the healing power of animals, Ellie and Jay wanted to dedicate the rest of their lives by paying it forward, saving animals and healing people. They love animals so much that they've been vegan for 20yrs and work hard everyday to instill that same passion for nature and animals and the hearts of the people that visit. Ellie and Jay would love to invite you to come experience The Gentle Barn and their wonderful animals.

About the organization

The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn rescues animals from severe abuse and neglect who are too old, sick, scared to be adopted into homes. The Gentle Barn's mission is, "Teaching kindness and compassion to animals, each other and our planet". It is open to the public on Sundays for guests to hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, hold the chickens, and hear their stories of resilience.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Gentle Barn.

Where you'll be

The Gentle Barn currently has 3 locations around the US, and we will meet in Dittmer, just outside of St Louis, MO. Head over to hug a cow, help brush them and learn their stories!

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sun, Oct 27    From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
$28 per person
8 of 10 spots left

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Out of respect for the animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring any dairy, egg, meat, poultry, or seafood onto the property. The Gentle Barn is an outdoor farm environment, therefore we strongly recommend all visiting guests wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen.
Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner
animal care
Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey MO
New experience
From $28/person
New experience
From $28/person