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
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News & Events

Valentines on the Farm

Please join us next Saturday, February 9 from noon-4 to give some love to the animals! Kiss a cow, snuggle with a sheep, wrestle with a goat, pet a donkey.

For a donation of $10 or more you can choose a special gift bag for your dog or cat, full of goodies they will love!

Come and browse our gift shop – there might just be something there you want to get for your human sweetie, too!

Hot vegan lunch available, hot and cold beverages, and tours to meet the animals.

All family members welcome, but please leave your own pets at home.


Ricardo’s Hospital Fundraiser!

Little Ricardo had to have emergency surgery on his abdomen in early December. His recovery is steady but slow. He feels awfully bad about how much money the farm is spending on “his own little self” (his words) and so he’s started a fundraiser to help out. [read more]

2018 Year in Review at the Farm

What happened at Star Gazing Farm during 2018?  Who are the new animals?  Who passed on to the rainbow bridge?  What are our projects?  You can read our letter here, or see the PDF version all nicely formatted here!

We surely need your help!  You can make a tax-deductible donation and know that your gift will go directly to helping the animals in our care, some of whom have been previously abused, some who have special needs or were born with birth defects, and many of whom are simply just really, really old.

Click here to directly go to our donation page.  Every contribution helps and is deeply appreciated.

Animal Spotlight

Meet Milo

My name is Milo.  It wasn’t always Milo. I’ve had  a few names and a few “homes” though they were neither good names nor good homes.  [read more about Milo]

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  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Our next volunteer orientations will be held on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 16 from 1-2 pm. Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

Read more about volunteering