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 wish list.

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

Little Herbie to get Prostheses!

 Little Herbie was at the auction house.  The livestock auction.  He was only 3 months old, was all by himself, and had deformed front legs.  A woman saw him and cried, and bid on him so as to save him.  Read about how he will be fitted with prosthetic legs so he can walk normally!

The Farm is Currently Closed

Due to the uncertain situation with COVID-19, the farm is currently closed.  We are planning to slowly start having small group visits by appointment starting in mid-September and will update the web site accordingly with a link to sign up for a visit.  We are and will be abiding by the Montgomery County, Maryland guidelines issued 8/5/2020.  Masks are required on the farm at all times.

Gardeners’ Corner

Our very popular composted manure is currently IN PROGRESS.  It is too hot to pick up.  We are working the piles and hope to have some ready by second week of September.

Please note that we can no longer offer this for free.  We are asking a $20 donation per carload and a minimum of a $40 donation per truckload.

We will have self-serve (for buckets and bags) in our bunker outside our gates, and truckload pickups by appointment only.   PLEASE READ OUR FAQ before heading to the farm.   Masks are required at all times.

Animal Spotlight

Meet Roger!


My name is Roger and I’m a shy guy.  Somebody left me in an apartment complex near the library.  The steps were concrete.  I didn’t know what to eat.  I was a baby and didn’t know where my mama was.  But some sweet children found me and helped me out and now I have a partner named Rudy and life is pretty good.

Read more about me!

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

Orientations have been postponed until further notice due to Governor Hogan’s stay at home directive.

Read more about volunteering