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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News & Events

Giving Tuesday – you can help us!

Giving TuesdayTuesday, November 30 is an important day of raising funds for this farm.  This is a big day for u!  For example, last year’s donations on Giving Tuesday enabled us to buy a winter’s worth of hay.  That is HUGE!  We operate on a very bare bones budget, so fundraisers like this truly help us. [read more and get instructions how to set up a fundraiser]

2022 Star Gazing Farm Wall Calendar

2022 Calendars are here!  And they are not just ANY calendar.  Click here and see for yourselves!

Or just go ahead and buy one now.  They make wonderful presents for the animal lovers in your life.

Farm Visits

Due to COVID, we are not holding any large events this year.  Currently we are open by reservation only.  Scheduled visits are on Saturdays and occur once or twice a month.  We can host up to 10 people for each appointment time; visits last 90 minutes and include lots of face to face time with the animals.

Please visit our online shop  to check available visitor slots.   [more information]

New Online Store!

We have opened a brand new online shop!  We’ve recently received shipments from the woollen mills of yarn (made from our very own dear animals), socks, mittens, hats, and more.  Sales go directly to benefit the animals.


Volunteer Workdays

Workdays are held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, year-round, rain or shine.  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.  Read more about volunteering Questions? Email:

Volunteer Orientations

Orientations have started again after a long hiatus due to COVID.  You need to sign up in advance to attend an orientation.  Please fill out a volunteer application form first, and we will then send you the link to sign up for an orientation.  Thank you so much for your interest in helping the animals!
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