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
Or visit our wish list.

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News & Events

Baaa for Beer

Fundraiser Saturday, November 16 from 2-5 pm! Bring your dog and enjoy some brews to help our animals.

Meet Ricardo, Angel and Jethro.  Silent auction, food available, and good cheer all around!  [read more]

2020 Star Gazing Farm Wall Calendar

Order now!  Beautiful new 2020 calendar arriving soon!  This full-color, 17″ x 11″ wall calendar features 13 of our beautiful animals, and all sales go to benefit the sanctuary.  Calendars can be purchased at the farm or mailed directly to you.  Each month features a different animal at our sanctuary.

The cost is $15 per calendar (or $16.50 with shipping). [Order now!]

Day of the Dead

From October 31 – November 2 we are celebrating Day of the Dead, remembering the souls who have lived and died here.

[read more and view photographs]

Animal Spotlight

Meet Jethro


My name is Jethro and I come from the hills of Kentucky.  I was in really bad shape.  I’d lost half my body weight and had almost no hair, and I’m pretty sure I heard folks saying I was “ugly”.

I reckon good fortune was on my side, though, when somebody dropped me off at a vet’s office.

[>read more about Jethro]

Volunteer Workdays

Workdays are held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, year-round, rain or shine. Volunteers wishing to come need to let us know by the Friday morning beforehand by emailing  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Our next volunteer orientations will be held on Saturday, November 2 and Saturday, November 23 from 1-2 pm . Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

Read more about volunteering