Star Gazing Farm

Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary provides safe haven to abused, stray, and neglected farm animals

and offers educational programs and community service opportunities to young people.

The farm is located on 4 acres of rolling hills in Western Montgomery County, Maryland.

Make a Donation

Star Gazing Farm is a non profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
CFC#: 86412

Wish Lists

You can help with just a few dollars and send a gift to the animals!

Check out our online wish list
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Farm stories

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

Fall Festival on the Farm


Join us Saturday, October 22 from noon to 4 for a celebration of fall!  The weather should be beautiful!

We’ll have traditional farm games for young and old.  Come dressed in your costume – kids will win a prize for costumes!   Bake sale, hot cider, tours to meet the animals, and lovely hand-crafted items available for purchase in our gift shop.

This event is free and open to the public (but please leave your own pets at home). Read more

Bald Spots

Read the latest from the Chronicles of Newman!

sully-sq-fp“Sullivan the dog also has a comb-over of sorts.  One doesn’t often see bald dogs, especially in the lab family.  The other day a young volunteer at the farm made a remark about his naked bum.  I, now learned in the ways of hair loss, jumped to his defense. “Oh, it used to be much worse,” I said. ”  [read more]

Planning a visit to the farm?

The farm is open on Saturdays from 10-2 for informal visits.

We greatly appreciate a quick RSVP if you do plan to come.

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Time to feed your garden

Our beloved animals can help your garden grow!  We collect, compost, and regularly aerate and turn our piles to produce fantastic black gold for your gardens. The composted manure is FREE.  Bring buckets, bags, a pickup truck or a dump truck – we have a front loader and shovels.  Saturdays 9-2.

Animal Spotlight

Meet Tigger

tigger225200 Tigger the mouser used his “I’m an incredibly cute kitten, take me home!” spell to wiggle his way into Farmer Anne’s heart. He’s long since grown into a respectable Tom, but he’s kept his big bobcat ears and handsome slimming stripes. Read more about Tigger.

Volunteer Workdays

Workdays are held every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, year-round, rain or shine!

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, October 8, 1-2 pm
Saturday, November 5, 1-2 pm
Saturday, November 22, 1-2 pm
Read more about volunteering