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

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

2017 Farm Tour

Saturday-Sunday, July 22-23, 10-4:  Star Gazing Farm is on the Montgomery County Farm Tour. Come and meet all our delightful animals.

The event is free and open to the public, but please leave your own pets at home.

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Getting Rid of Fluffy

Why do people give up their animals, and where do the animals go?  A look at this phenomenon from all sides.  [read full story]

About visiting the farm

It’s now spring and a beautiful time to come out to the country.  Our animals love visitors, too.

Our volunteers have a lot of work to do now, and so we can only be open to the public a few times a month.   Please check our events calendar for the next upcoming informal event days, and don’t forget we will be on the Montgomery County Farm Tour July 22-23, 10-4 each day!

Stunning Photography of Sanctuary Animals

Photographer Amanda Clark has captured the character and spirit of our animals in her amazing album of black and white stills.  You can enjoy the photos online, or order prints for your home.  50% of all print sales will be donated to Star Gazing Farm.

Animal Spotlight

Jean Claude the Llama

Jean Claude is a man of the world, and has developed a romantic interest in Dee Dee donkey, occasionally chasing her wildly through the fields, but always returning to his ever stable Louisa Llama. [read more about Jean-Claude]

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 orientation will be held in August. Please stand by for a date. 

Read more about volunteering