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 wish list.

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Farm events, animal news & farm stories

News & Events

2020 on the Farm

Read all about the goings on at the farm during 2020. Learn about our new verification with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries! Meet some new personalities, find out about Herbie our special needs sheep, get a preview of our 2021 calendar, and bid a sad farewell to some of our beloved animals.
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So many ways to help the animals

Do you love animals and want to help?   There are so many ways you can give us a hand, whether through direct donation or by just going shopping. You might just be surprised how just a little can be a big deal to our creatures.

Check out all the ways you can help here

2021 Star Gazing Farm Wall Calendar

2021 calendarOrder now!  Beautiful new 2021 calendar arriving soon!  This full-color, 17″ x 11″ wall calendar features 13 of our beautiful animals, and all sales go to benefit the sanctuary.  Calendars can be purchased at the farm or mailed directly to you.  Each month features a different animal at our sanctuary.  The cost is $15 per calendar (or $17 with shipping). [Order now!]

Letter to Santa 2020

2020 Letters to Santa


Have you ever wondered what the animals would like to ask for during the holiday season?  Well now is your chance to hear IN THEIR OWN WORDS what they say to Santa!   Join us once a day to read a new letter from a different resident of Star Gazing Farm every day from December 1 until the 24.  T [see the letters!]

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

Orientations have been postponed until further notice due to Governor Hogan’s stay at home directive.

Read more about volunteering