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

Letters to Santa from the Animals!

It’s their very own advent calendar!

The animals have started writing their letters to Santa with their special wishes.  Each day you can read a different letter and, if you like, send a gift to your favorite animal. [read the letters]

Holiday Gift Shop and Open Farm

santa-sqFraternize with friendly farm animals, sip sweet cider, and shop for hand-crafted gifts in our Holiday Gift Shoppe!  Please come and visit the farm!  Every  Saturday from 10-4 starting November 26 until December 17.

Special!! SANTA CLAUS WILL BE AT THE FARM on December 10 and 17.



Read our Winter Newsletter


Star Gazing Farm’s winter newsletter has just been mailed and has lots of information on our activities as well as some words from our young people who volunteer here.

If you are not on our mailing list but would like to be, you can sign up here. [read winter newsletter]



Concierge Dogs

sam-sq-snowThese are working dogs. Livestock guardian dogs. Big, white, fluffy, smiling, cute, huggable, and utterly lethal to predators. Travel anywhere in farmland and you will see these big white dogs dotting the countryside. Laying down. Taking a sunbath. Stretched out and utterly relaxed. On vacation. “My God, they’re all asleep at the wheel”, a casual observer might say. You of little faith, you have not seen a slumbering LGD rise up in a millisecond to address an issue with tiger-like ferocity. [read the full story]

Animal Spotlight

Meet Joey

joey225200Joey is a big boy with a little boy temperament. It seems that Joey used to be a bit hard to handle – weighing in at 300 pounds and shy, but a little strong with the horns, he wasn’t such an easy goat. But we bribed him endlessly with treats and he quickly became a 300 pound teddy bear. Read more about Joey.

Volunteer Workdays

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

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, November 5, 1-2 pm
Saturday, November 26, 1-2 pm
Read more about volunteering