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.

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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 Amazon.com wishlist.

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

Animals’ Letters to Santa Claus

It’s their very own advent calendar!

The animals are all extremely busy right now writing their letters to Santa Claus. Most of them have been good, but a few of them have been naughty – I wonder if they will let on to Santa? This is the spot where you can read their letters. Each day a different animal will get to publish his or her letter. If you’d like to send them a gift that they ask for, it will make them very happy! [go to the advent calendar!]

2018 Star Gazing Farm wall calendar

Our 2018 Calendar is here!  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 $20 per calendar (or $22 with shipping). [Order now!]

What was new in 2017?

Our annual letter is now ready for your reading pleasure!  Meet all of the new animals at the farm and learn about all the activities from this past year.  We hope you’ll be inspired to become a farm supporter, or to renew your commitment to helping our animals!  [read newsletter PDF]

Special Thanks!

We wish to thank the following:

  • The Ina Kay Foundation for their generous gift to the farm.
  • The Joseph Robert Foundation for their generous grant to pay for animal veterinary expenses.
  • All the wonderful people who participated in our #GivingTuesday campaign.

Your support is invaluable to the farm!

Animal Spotlight

Meet Mama B


Mama B is a Plymouth Rock hen who came here from Washington, DC. She was picked up by animal control, wandering the streets. She is a lovely girl, and older, for she no longer lays eggs but she claims that that suits her just fine. [read more]

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 info@stargazingfarm.org.  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Our next volunteer orientation will be held on January 13 from 1-2 pm. Note:  We are at capacity for attendees for this orientation and cannot accept any more RSVPs.

Please RSVP if you wish to attend our following orientation on Saturday, February 10 from 1-2 pm.

Read more about volunteering