Star Gazing Farm
  • haruka
  • maria
  • tigba
  • tets
  • bello
  • derry
  • betty
  • jc
  • newman
  • dani
  • angel
  • sam
  • louisa-fp
  • joey
  • kittens
  • orion
  • harry
  • graham
  • wc
  • burr
  • gruff

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

Behind every average person there is a great dog

Sullivan is one of those dogs with a murky history. He’s a black lab of indeterminate age and an assortment of bad habits, most of which don’t ordinarily amount to a crisis. His unfailing devotion and desire to be with me AT ALL TIMES kind of blows my mind.

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Farm stories

Read our Farm Stories (or, "The Chronicles of Newman")

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Animal news, stories, care tips, and general news about the farm

News & Events

Visiting the Farm

During the spring we are generally open on Saturdays from 10-2 for informal visits.  NOTE:  we are CLOSED on Saturday, March 28. We greatly appreciate a quick RSVP if you do plan to come.

Letter to our Friends

Our annual winter letter talks all about animal news, the new barn, and the most amazing kids who volunteer! Read more!

Progress on our New Barn Construction

Thanks to all the wonderful people who have donated to make this new barn a reality! Please read about our updates here.

Shearing Day, April 18

12-4 at the farm.  We’ll be shearing our sheep and llamas and talking about fiber!  You can see the wool as it comes freshly off the animals, learn about skirting, sorting, and see what harvesting wool is all about. Gift shop will also be open.  Free, and open to the public!

Featured Volunteer

Meet Cheryl!

cherylsqMy name is Cheryl Mawo. I’ve been a psychotherapist in Silver Spring, Maryland, for 25 years. I find volunteering at the farm to be spiritually uplifting. Animals seem to connect directly with my heart. And Anne is so warm and appreciative of all we do to help her and the animals.

Animal Spotlight

Meet Juancito


Juancito was brought to Star Gazing Farm undercover as a duck (we had agreed to take two ducks, but not a rabbit!), but snuggled into a warm spot in our hearts. Juancito shares his space with the busty Mae West, a lionhead/English spot lop-eared beauty. Read more about Juancito.

Volunteer Workdays


Saturday, March 14, 10-2
Tuesday, March 17, 4-7
Saturday, March 21, 9-2
Tuesday, March 24, 4-7
Saturday, March 28, 10-2


Saturday, April 4, 10-2
Tuesday, April 7, 5-8
Saturday, April 11, 9-2
Tuesday, April 14, 5-8
Saturday, April 18, 9-4 (Shearing day starts at noon)
Tuesday, April 28, 5-8
Saturday, April 25, 10-2

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, March 21, 1-2 pm
Saturday, April 11, 1-2 pm
Read more about volunteering

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