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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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

About visiting the farm

It’s now spring and a beautiful time to come out to the country.  Our animals love visitors, too.

Our volunteers have a lot of work to do now, and so we can only be open to the public a few times a month.   Please check our events calendar for the next upcoming informal event days, and don’t forget shearing day is coming up on April 22!  [read more about visiting]

Stunning Photography of Sanctuary Animals

Photographer Amanda Clark has captured the character and spirit of our animals in her amazing album of black and white stills.  You can enjoy the photos online, or order prints for your home.  50% of all print sales will be donated to Star Gazing Farm.

A Peaceable Kingdom

Raise your hands, now – how many of you actually can’t get to sleep at night until your dog or cat is snugly in bed with you?  How many of you have had to toss your partner onto the couch because “there are too many bodies for this bed”?  Who among you would rather hang out with your friends’ pets at a party than try to meet new folks?  I thought so. So take it up a notch or three and you might just land on a farm. [read full story]

Getting your garden ready for spring

Our beloved animals can help your garden grow!  We collect, compost, and regularly aerate and turn our piles to produce fantastic black gold for your gardens. The composted manure is FREE.  Bring buckets, bags, a pickup truck or a dump truck – we have a front loader and shovels.  Saturdays 9-2 or by appointment.

Animal Spotlight

Meet Tabitha

Tabitha225200Tabitha is the most affectionate of her sisters at SGF, always finding a volunteer’s lap to snuggle up in. Tabitha was the “runt” of the litter, and quite delicate. She is still slender, but very athletic. Read more about Tabitha.

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

Our next volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 1-2 pm (rain or shine).  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

Read more about volunteering