Star Gazing Farm
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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

Seeing things differently

When you live with animals, you either get frustrated because they are constantly doing things that are so extremely un-human (and often these things are not especially endearing), or you realize that you must try to accept that they are fundamentally different. And that is that.

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Farm stories

Read our Farm Stories (or, "The Chronicles of Newman")

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Animal news, stories, care tips, and general news about the farm

News & Events

2015 Farm Tour

Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26, 10-5:  Star Gazing Farm is on the Montgomery County Farm Tour.  Read more

Letter to our Friends

Our annual winter letter talks all about animal news, the new barn, and the most amazing kids who volunteer! Read more!

Progress on our New Barn Construction

Thanks to all the wonderful people who have donated to make this new barn a reality! Please read about our updates here.

Student Learning Services Hours (SSL)

We offer community service learning hours to young people in the Montgomery County school system! Volunteers must be at least 11 years of age.  Volunteer Application Form.
Frequently asked questions about volunteering, visiting, and more

Featured Volunteer

Meet Cheryl!

cherylsqMy name is Cheryl Mawo. I’ve been a psychotherapist in Silver Spring, Maryland, for 25 years. I find volunteering at the farm to be spiritually uplifting. Animals seem to connect directly with my heart. And Anne is so warm and appreciative of all we do to help her and the animals.

Animal Spotlight

Meet Juancito


Juancito was brought to Star Gazing Farm undercover as a duck (we had agreed to take two ducks, but not a rabbit!), but snuggled into a warm spot in our hearts. Juancito shares his space with the busty Mae West, a lionhead/English spot lop-eared beauty. Read more about Juancito.

Volunteer Workdays


Saturday, July 4, 9-2
Tuesday, July 7, 5-8
Saturday, July 11, 9-2
Tuesday, July 14, 5-8
Saturday, July 18, 9-2
Tuesday, July 21, 5-8
Saturday, July 25, 8-5
Sunday, July 26, 9-6
Tuesday, July 28, 5-8

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, July 11, 10-11 am
Read more about volunteering

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