Our Animals

Sheep | Goats | Pigs | Equines | Bovines | Camelids | Cats | Dogs | Ducks | Geese | Chickens | Rabbits

Sheep

Meet Ricardo


Ricardo is a beautiful, funny lamb who was born with a few ‘oddities’.  Because he couldn’t quite keep up with the others in the flock, the caretakers looked far and wide for a place for him to go where he would be safe and loved.  And here he is! [read more]

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Meet Bubba!


Lt. Bubba Skinner is a Katahdin sheep (a hair sheep breed) who was running loose in Burtonsville, Maryland. He was terrified.  A wonderful lady let him into her pasture and cared for him.  He was still very shy and scared when he arrived here but quickly found a fast friend in Kimiko and the other sheep. [read more]

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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]

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Madison the Sheep

Madison is a mama’s boy. He was raised as lone bottle baby and so didn’t bond as much with the other sheep as he did with me. He is one of the most friendly sheep here on the farm, and routinely follows me around, trying to go wherever I do (even into small spaces). During the winter he looks distinctly like a buffalo.

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Angel the Sheep


Angel is not only game to ride in the passenger seat of cars to go and meet people, she has a lot of moxie! She’s told all of the dogs off on several occasions, and hangs out primarily with the alpacas as their mascot and official food taster. [read more]

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Gruff the sheep

Gruff is a naughty rascal but so endearing! He has been known to ride in the cab of our pickup truck to attend educational and fundraising events, and he’s quite the ‘meeter and greeter’. He also makes extremely beautiful wool, and we’ve woven shawls and rugs from his beautiful fleece.

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Goats

Meet Little Vinnie

Little Vinnie is a Nigerian Dwarf goat. He is very cute and very naughty. His owner adopted him and his brother Tony and then had a bad accident and could not take care of them.  [read more about Little Vinnie]

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Meet Jenny


Jenny came to us in the summer of 2018 because her brother had recently passed away and she was so sad, she was crying and yelling all the time – she was so lonely.  She is 13 years old but acts like a youngster and fits right in with all our crazy goats!  Jenny is just as sweet as can be and loves to be petted.  Read more about Jenny

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Meet Sweetly

I am Sweetly the Abomination.  I am strong and powerful, and can breach any house, any car, any gateway. I am beautiful and grow long, curly locks every year.  I often hear people yelling at the top of their lungs, “SWEETLY!!!”  I believe they are paying me homage.  [read more]

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Mr. Newman Goat


Newman is indisputably the boss of the farm. He decides who eats what and when, and from his round belly you can tell he takes the choicest pieces of hay, flowers, and wood off the house for himself. He is handsome, charming, terrible: everyone’s quintessential bad boy and you’ve gotta love him! And when he lays his soft head against my cheek, or leans up to give a kiss, all the destruction is, momentarily, forgiven. [read more]

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Meet Yuki


Yuki came to us because her mama became ill and had to move away. She had raised Yuki from a baby and loved her so much, she wanted to make sure she had a good place to go live. Yuki has sort of taken over now …. [read more]

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Meet Ernie

Ernie is a Boer goat who had a bad run-in with some German Shepherds and came here to recover and be safe.  recovering from his wounds.  He is very friendly and would love to meet you! But make sure you come with some fruits and other treats! [read more about Ernie]

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Meet Old Vinnie

Old Vinnie is a gentle soul. He is an Angora goat who has been passed from one home to another. This is confusing to animals. We are so glad to provide Vinnie with a permanent home. He is in need of some special care; he came here very thin and with parasites, so we are giving him the royal treatment. [read more about Vinnie]

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Meet Tony

Tony is a Nigerian Dwarf goat. He is very cute and very naughty. His owner adopted him and his brother Vinnie and then had a bad accident and could not take care of them.  [read more about Tony]

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Meet Leo

Leo is a big Boer goat who had a bad run-in with some German Shepherds and came here to recover and be safe.  recovering from his wounds.  He is very friendly and would love to meet you! But make sure you come with some fruits and other treats! [read more about Leo]

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Little Di the Goat

Would you like to sponsor Di? Little Di is a miniature silky fainting goat.  She was born extra extra small and with a birth defect – wry mouth.  She was living on a breeding farm, and she was much too …

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Pigs

Meet Waldo!


Waldo is a potbellied pig who was born in 2011. He was living in New York and enjoying a somewhat cosmopolitan life, when his owner fell on very some hard times. Waldo is easygoing and his cheerful countenance always makes our visitors smile! The young volunteers love to go around the farm asking, “Where’s Waldo?!” [read more]

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Equines

Mehitabel the Donkey

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Mehitabel lived at a farm for over a decade with no attention from a vet or farrier. Her feet grew so long that they looked like elf slippers. One of her ankles was broken and never set so she has a crooked back leg. Animal control seized her and her other donkey friend and charged the owner with cruelty. She needs a lot of ongoing work from the farrier, but she is now safe and happy. [Read more about Mehitabel]

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Dee Dee Donkey

Dee Dee is incredibly affectionate, and will lean against you asking for butt and head scratches. Her age is estimated to be in her late twenties or early thirties, but no one really knows. She shows no obvious signs of aging, and can really move fast if she wants to.

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Bovines

Bullwinkle the Steer

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Bullwinkle has such a distinct personality. He loves to go up to people and lick them all over with his rough, sandpaper-like tongue. He is extremely sweet and loves massages to ease his arthritis. He is very happy when people come to visit him. Read more about Bullwinkle.

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Meet Carmen

 

My name is Carmen and I have two best friends:  Ricardo the sheep and Brandy the big black cow. I love them both so much.

I came here because I was very very sick when I was little, and I lost some of my sight.  Things are soooo  much better for me now, though!

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Brandy the Angus cow

Brandy was originally rescued by a lady from a very bad situation where she had been abused as a young calf.  She then lost her next two homes and so came to her final home here at Star Gazing Farm …

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Camelids

Meet Jean Claude the Llama


Jean Claude is a man of the world, and while he once had a romantic interest in Dee Dee donkey, occasionally chasing her wildly through the fields, he has returned to his ever stable Louisa Llama. [read more about Jean-Claude]

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Marguerite the Alpaca

Marguerite is only 2 years old and is the daughter of Delphine. She has startlingly blue eyes! She was rescued from a miserable existence in a dark barn.

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Senna the Alpaca

Senna is a very small alpaca; she is 17 years old, which is getting on in years for an alpaca, but she is doing beautifully.

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Louisa the Llama

Louisa is still very shy with people, but seems quite comfortable with the sheep, and has learned that this farm provides good food and shelter and is now a happy llama! She loves Jean-Claude and the two of them tour the farm together every day.

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Cats

Tabitha the Cat

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One of three sisters, Tabitha was the “runt” of the litter, and quite delicate. She is still slender, but very athletic. She is also the most affectionate of the kittens, always finding a lap to cuddle in. [read more]

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Evelyn the Cat

Evelyn is full of personality. For a while, she has the reputation of “the bad cat”. However, she has mellowed with age, and has turned into a tremendously loving and loyal cat.

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Maria Christina the Cat

Maria is the shyest of the cats, although she can be seen being carried around by some of our volunteers who simply love her. She is dainty and sleek, but quite an active mouser.

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Dogs

Meet Milo

My name is Milo.  It wasn’t always Milo. I’ve had  a few names and a few “homes” though they were neither good names nor good homes.  [read more about Milo]

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Welcome Sullivan!

sulivanSullivan is a very old, sweet black lab who was rescued by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. He is an incredibly sweet and loving dog, and so grateful to now have a farm to call his own! [read more]

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Meet Mamie

Mamie is a cattle dog whom a puppy mill owner was trying to pass off as a Jack Russell. Apparently she was “unsatisfactory” as a breeder, and happily was rescued by the Jack Russell Terrier rescue group. We were so happy to find her and bring her to live on the farm. [read more]

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Sam the Anatolian Shepherd

Sam was rescued from a farm in Texas where he and his sister were working with goats who were all about to be sold. He came here in 2010 and soon became the Farm’s new Guardian Dog, keeping a watchful eye on everyone who calls the Farm home.

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Nicole the Great Pyrenees

Henry and his friend Nicole were found wandering loose in Montgomery county and picked up by animal control. They were in pretty bad shape and very mistrustful of people. Happily we were able to work with animal control and found …

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Ducks

Geese

Layla the Goose


Layla was found, almost starved, on the lake at the Rio shopping center.  She was taken to Second Chance Wildlife Center who then placed her with us.  Fortunately Layla has had a very nice life here.  She has invited seven other geese to come here and live, and together they wander about the farm, go swimming in the stream, and forage for bugs and grubs. [read more]

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Meet May May

May May is a White Chinese goose who came to live at Star Gazing Farm in 2016. Her original owner and rescuer lost her farm and was desperate to find a safe place for this girl goose who had already been through so much, including an attack by a snapping turtle. [read more]

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Louie the goose

Louie is a Toulouse goose born approximately 2002.  He was found on a golf course alone, after his wild Canada geese friends left him for the winter.  A fox was hanging about. A goose expert and rehabber came to help …

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George the goose

George was rescued from an auction where he was going to become Easter dinner ….  He is now master of the farm!

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Chickens

Meet Redd

Redd had a harrowing journey to get here to Star Gazing Farm that included riding underneath a truck on the highway and almost having his neck wrung by a hunger construction worker.  Read more about Redd

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Rabbits and Small Animals

George the Chinchilla

George the Chinchilla was adopted out from and returned several times to the animal shelter.  People claimed he was “too much work.”  He ended up at the Arlington Animal Welfare League who let us take him home and give him a permanent place to be himself! [read more]

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Meet Luc

My name is Luc.  I’m big and black and sleek and lovely to pet.  I’m healthy and I really love hopping all around the house and pooping everywhere.  My hobbies are chewing on leafy greens and kissing.  [read more]

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Meet Cinnamon!

Cinnamon is a very sweet guinea pig who was left at our “Bunny Motel” for boarding. Her owner had many very hard complications occur in her life, however, and asked if we might keep Cinnamon and we gladly agreed – she is a marvelous ambassador for the smaller creatures of the earth. [read more]

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Meet Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni is a large, happy, and easy-going rabbit. He has been twice widowed. Currently on his third ‘wife’, he is ever the loving mate. He’s a delightful character and loves to hop around and explore the house. [read more]

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Bob the Bunny

Hello, I am Bob the bunny otherwise known as Bob the Slob. Oh, I know, it is a terrible nickname, but there it is. It is mine. And I am a slob. But not as much as I used to …

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