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 wishlist.

Farm stories

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

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

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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Summer “Cool off” Wish list

Summer is a time of heat and a lot of extra volunteers.  We want to keep both animals and people cool.  Please help us fulfill our wishes for this summer. [See our wishlist!]

Sponsor Bob the Tractor

Bob is a Very Important Person on this farm, but he has recently had to undergo some tractor-type surgery.  He is such a vital part of the upkeep of the farm, that we are opening up sponsorship opportunities for him. Would you like to sponsor Bob?

Animal Spotlight

Meet Mehitabel!

mehit-fp2Mehitabel lived at a farm for over a decade with no attention from a vet or farrier. Her feet grew so long that they looked like elf slippers. Animal control seized her and her other donkey friend and charged the owner with cruelty. She will need a lot of ongoing work from the farrier, but she is now safe and happy.  [Read more about Mehitabel]

Volunteer Workdays

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

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, September 17, 1-2 pm
Tuesday, September 27, 5-6 pm
Saturday, October 8, 1-2 pm
Read more about volunteering