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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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

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!]

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]

2018 Star Gazing Farm wall calendar

We are currently taking pre-orders for our 2018 monthly wall calendar.  Calendars can be picked up at the farm after September 10, or mailed directly to you.  Each month features a different animal at our sanctuary.

The calendar is 17″x11″ and is in full color. The cost is $20 per calendar (or $26 with shipping). [Pre-order now!]

Animal Spotlight

Meet Leo and Ernie

Leo and Ernie are Boer goats who had a bad run-in with some German Shepherds and are still recovering from their wounds.  They are very friendly and would love to meet you! But make sure you come with some fruits and other treats! [read more about Leo and Ernie]

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. 

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