Star Gazing Farm
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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

What’s in it for me?

Mr. Newman Goat has more than once eerily reflected the more, shall we say, base inclinations of society. I suppose the sheer honesty of his bald “Me-ness” is part of his charm. But really, sometimes he goes too far.

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News & Events

Farewell, Rocky

rocky-sqIt is with great sadness that I let you know our beloved Rocky passed away on Saturday. [read the whole story]

Donate to “Remembering Rocky – Warm for the Winter” Campaign

Help us prepare our elderly animals for the winter! I’ve set up a special “You Caring” fundraiser for those of you who may want to help with preparing for winter and the Rocky’s final expenses. Our new/current “You Caring” fundraiser has a target of $4,890 and is called “Remembering Rocky- Warm for the Winter.” [read more]

Arrival of the long-awaited barn

day3We’re so happy to have finally realized the project of our new barn.  This barn will make an enormous difference to our older animals in winter time, providing them with both shelter and open space, opening up more space in the “old barn” for animals to take shelter … and it looks pretty! [read more and view photos]

Montgomery Magazine Features Star Gazing Farm and Farmer Anne

Montgomery Magazine’s 2015 August/September issue has a lovely article on the work Star Gazing Farm does.  [read the article in PDF formatLink to the article’s web site

Featured Volunteer

Meet Nikki

nikki My name is Nikki Schmitzer. I work full-time at a law firm in DC and love the escape from the corporate world to the peaceful farm in the country. My favorite animal at the farm is Dee Dee Donkey. She is an old lady with the perfect mix of sweet and feisty. Read more about Nikki


Animal Spotlight

Meet Jean Claude

jeanclaude225200Jean Claude was one of three llamas who were going to go to market if homes could not be found for them. Jean Claude is a man of the world, and has developed a romantic interest in Dee Dee donkey, occasionally chasing her wildly through the fields,but always returning to his ever stable Louisa Llama. Read more about Jean Claude.

Volunteer Workdays


Saturday, Sept. 19, 9-2
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 5-8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9-2
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5-8 pm

Volunteer Orientations

Saturday, August 29, 10-11 am
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10-11 am
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10-11 am
Saturday, Oct. 24, 10-11 am
Read more about volunteering

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