Star Gazing Farm
  • orion
  • bello
  • louisa-fp
  • tets
  • sam
  • wc
  • harry
  • jc
  • graham
  • kittens
  • joey
  • newman
  • burr
  • gruff
  • betty
  • angel
  • tigba
  • derry
  • maria
  • haruka
  • dani

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 Gruff

Gruff-225200We met Gruff at a sheep shearing job, where he put the magic sheep spell on us and made us take him home! He was given the name Gruff at his previous farm, because he looked and acted so much like one of the Billy Goats Gruff. Indeed, he is a naughty rascal but so endearing! Read more about Gruff.

Volunteer Workdays


Saturday, April 25, 9-1


Saturday, May 2, 9-1
Saturday, May 9, 9-1
Saturday, May 16, 9-1
Saturday, May 23, 9-1

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, May 9, 10-11 am (NOTE NEW TIME)

Saturday, June 13, 1-2 pm
Read more about volunteering

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