Welcome to J & J Farms Animal Sanctuary!

We provide care, comfort and compassion to abused, abandoned or otherwise unwanted farm animals, many of whom have special needs.


About Us!

J and J Farms Animal Sanctuary, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit animal sanctuary located in Saxonburg, PA.

Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate farm animals. We provide a lifelong home to each of our adopted creatures, full of love, compassion and environmental enrichment. From tiny bantam chickens to giant draft horses, over 100 amazing animals are currently living their best lives here at the Sanctuary.

Please note we are not an animal shelter. We're a farm animal sanctuary. We don't currently have the resources to take in surrendered cats, dogs, other domestic pets or wildlife. Thanks!


How to Help!


Caring for over 100 animals isn't cheap. From ensuring everyone receives proper nutrition, medical care and daily enrichment to maintaining fencing and other infrastructure around the farm, the bills add up. We're a small organization with no paid staff, so you can be sure 100% of your donation goes directly back to our mission. No amount is ever too small.



We're always in need of volunteers! Whether it's an ongoing commitment or just a few hours one afternoon, all help is very much appreciated. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities to fit in anyone's wheelhouse. If you're interested in helping out at the farm, please feel free to email us at volunteer@jandjfarmsanimalsanctuary.org or send a message to our Facebook page for a faster response.



As a small operation, we are regularly looking for creative ways to raise money. If you have an idea or would like to host an event or fundraiser on our behalf, we'd love to hear from you!



We're not open to the public on a regular basis, but we have lots of planned events here at the Sanctuary. From gnome making workshops to relaxing yoga, there's something for everyone. Check out our events section for a detailed list.


Meet the Animals!


black chicken in grass


duckling wrapped in a towel


goose with baby sleeping on her back


horse standing in pasture looking at camera


fluffy orange cat sitting in the barn


black lab sitting in a pile of fall leaves looking at camera

Our Wish List



  • Dry Cat Food
  • Canned Wet Food
  • Cat Beds
  • Scratching Pads
  • Pillow Cases
  • Baby Blankets and Throws

Medical Supplies


  • Tractor Supply Gift Cards
  • Rural King Gift Cards
  • Saxonburg Feed Gift Certificates
  • Home Depot Gift Cards
  • Lowe's Gift Cards

Virtual Wish Lists

Unable to make it out to the store? No worries! We have online wish lists at Amazon and Chewy full of a variety of much-needed items!

Upcoming Events!

There's always something fun going on at the Sanctuary. Please check out some of our upcoming events. For more details, visit our Facebook page.

Saxonburg Oktoberfest

Friday, September 8, 2023 - Sunday, September 10, 2023

rustic sign making workshop

Come out on Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 to the Saxonburg VFC Carnival Grounds for a weekend full of fun!

Enjoy tasty German food, cold beer, live entertaiment and plenty of crafty vendors! Find us near the North gate where you'll be able to meet several of our animal ambassadors, shop for branded Sanctuary merchandise and play our super fun duck pond game!

Festival Hours:

  • Friday, September 8: 4pm - 9pm
  • Saturday, September 9: 10am - 10pm
  • Sunday, September 10: 10am - 6pm

21+ Rustic Sign Making Workshop

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:00pm - 9:00pm

rustic sign making workshop

Join us on Wednesday, September 20 for a wooden sign making workshop. Create a rustic, fall-inspired sign as you sip on your adult beverage of choice. Your donation to the Sanctuary covers all materials.

We'll have options ranging from $20-$40.

Message our Facebook page or send an email to info@jandjfarmsanimalsanctuary.org to RSVP.

Please note, this is a 21+ BYOB event. Please feel free to bring a snack if you'd like, too!

Horse 101 Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm

horse 101 volunteer orientation

Come learn the basics of how to care for the Sanctuary's beloved horses. We'll be covering everything from bathing and grooming to mucking stalls. Message our Facebook page or send an email to volunteer@jandjfarmsanimalsanctuary.org to enroll. Class size is limited.

Please note: closed-toed shoes are required for participation. We highly recommend steel-toed or composite-toed boots. Thanks!

21+ Splat and Sip Workshop

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 7:00pm - 9:00pm

rustic sign making workshop

Join us on Wednesday, October 18 for a splat and sip painting workshop. Create a beautiful, farm-inspired canvas using only a toothbrush!

$20 donation to the Sanctuary covers all materials.

Message our Facebook page or send an email to info@jandjfarmsanimalsanctuary.org to RSVP.

Please note, this is a 21+ BYOB event. Please feel free to bring a snack if you'd like, too!

Christmas Photos on the Farm

Saturday, December 2, 2023 11:00am - 3:00pm

christmas photos on the farm

Who can resist a chicken in an elf costume?

Come join us on Saturday, December 2nd for a Christmas open house! We'll be dressing up several of our cuddly creatures in their most festive outfits to take pictures with you!

Photo packages are $15 and include 5 images. All proceeds go back to the Sanctuary.

If photos aren't your thing, we still encourage you to stop by. Meet our animal residents, take part in our basket raffle, pick up some branded merchandise or simply enjoy a cookie and some hot cocoa. We look forward to seeing you!

Please visit our booking page to register for your preferred time slot for photos. Walk-ins are absolutely welcome! If your desired time is taken, we will do our best to fit you in for photos, giving priority to those who signed up ahead of the date. It's a very long day for the animals, so we would like to keep the event limited to the original time of 11:00am - 3:00pm. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact Us!

Looking to volunteer? Have a fundraising idea? Want to attend an event? Send us an email or message our Facebook page! We'll be in touch as soon as possible. Please allow a few business days for a response if sending an email.