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

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

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News & Events

Fall Festival on the Farm

Join us Saturday, October 21 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

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 $26 with shipping). [Order now!]

Share a Little Love: the Animal Sponsorship Challenge

At our July Farm Tour, we held an animal sponsorship challenge: to try to get every single animal on the farm with a sponsorship from someone special. Thank you so much to those who chose your special guy or gal!  We are posting the unclaimed sponsorships on our Facebook page daily, but you can catch up here to see who still needs a sponsor!

Farm Tour Days: 2017

Every summer the Montgomery County Farm Tour brings hundreds of visitors to our farm. There are so many poignant moments, when people connect with animals in sometimes unexpected ways. It’s a beautiful (but hot!) event. [view the slideshow!]

Animal Spotlight

Ti-gba the Haitian Street Dog

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Ti-gba is Star Gazing Farm’s “peg-legged’ little fighter. She survived the streets of Port-au-Prince to rest in the sun on Anne’s patio. Ti-gba is incredibly intelligent, funny, naughty, and a constant joy to all who know her. Read more about Ti-gba.

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 September 16 from 1-2 pm. Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

Read more about volunteering