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!

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News & Events

Wish List for Zachary

Sweet Zachary, who nearly died from starvation, had a bit of a setback last week. The ongoing ulcer in his right eye erupted and the eye had to be removed.  He has had a lot of trouble putting on weight, which also caused some pressure sores.

We hope his hospital stay will only be a while longer.  We are welcoming donations of any amount to be made to his fundWe have also put together a wish list of things that you can send or bring to him that will help him out! [read more]

August is “Caption This” month

August is “caption this” month. Every day there will be at least one photo which really needs a cute/funny/smart/smart alecky caption. Clean language only, please!

[read more]

Upcoming Events on the Farm

We have a busy fall planned!  Here are some of our upcoming events.  Make sure to check our Calendar for updated and added events.

Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 10am-4pm:  Heritage Montgomery Farm Tour: Star Gazing Farm’s crew will be at the Button Farm!

Sunday, October 13, 8am-3pm: Star Gazing Farm will be a stop on the “Ride for the Reserve” bicycle event held by the Montgomery Countryside Alliance

Saturday, October 26, noon-4: Fall Festival at the Farm!

Animal Spotlight

Meet Ray Ray


Ray Ray was born blind at a farm where they train sheep dogs to herd sheep. Well, that didn’t work very well for him since he couldn’t see the dogs! But he was so sweet that the farm looked hard to find him a loving home. And he is so, so loved. [read more]

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 info@stargazingfarm.org.  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Our next volunteer orientations will be held on Saturday, August 10 and August 24 from 1-2 pm . Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

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