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]

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]

The Cow Party

cows-sqIn these times of long, long political discussions, campaigning and elections, post-elections campaigning, protests, post-mortem essays, and all the rest — I offer you a tale about cows. Yes, cows. “Really? The country is in a state of immense change and she wants to talk about bovines???” Read on, my fellow Americans, if you wish to be enlightened. [read more]

Animal Spotlight

Meet Bart!

Bart was born in October of 2016 to a momma who had no milk for him.  To add insult to injury, he had a birth defect, a congenital condition called Kyphosis, an upward bowing of the spine like a camel.  He also had an inwardly rolled eyelid (Entropian).  Poor little dude! But things are pretty good for him now! [read more about Bart]

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

We will be holding more volunteer orientations starting in March of 2017.  Please check the web site for schedules!
Read more about volunteering