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.

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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!

MEET THE ANIMALS

How to Help!


Donate

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.

DONATE

Volunteer

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.

VOLUNTEER

Fundraise

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!

CONTACT US

Visit

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.

VISIT US

Meet the Animals!


Chickens

black chicken in grass

Ducks

duckling wrapped in a towel

Geese

goose with baby sleeping on her back

Horses

horse standing in pasture looking at camera

Cats

fluffy orange cat sitting in the barn

Dogs

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

Our Wish List


Horses

Cats

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

Medical Supplies

General

  • 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.

Horse 101 Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 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!

Spring Cleaning Workday

Saturday, March 2, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm

spring cleaning workday

Join us as we dust off the winter cobwebs and prepare for warmer weather! We'll be cleaning up the grounds and getting ready for our Easter open house. Established volunteers and new faces welcome! Any help is appreciated!

Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring a good pair of work gloves if you have them. You're likely to get muddy. Thanks!

Rain date: Sunday, March 3.

Ronny's Easter Egg Hunt Birthday Party

Sunday, March 10, 2024 11:00am - 3:00pm

easter open house

Exciting news! Our giant, goofy Belgian draft horse, Ronny, is turning eight! You're invited to come celebrate both his birthday AND Easter with us on Sunday, March 10 at our spring open house.

We'll be hosting two free Easter egg hunts for the kids, as well as offering family photo sessions with the animals, arts and crafts for all ages and a basket raffle!

Branded Sanctuary merchandise and snacks to feed the animals will be available for purchase. Additionally, we'll be offering honey and lip balm for sale, courtesy of our rescued honey bees!

FREE Egg Hunt Times:

  • Session 1: 11:00am
  • Session 2: 1:30pm

St. Paddy's and Easter Gnome Making Workshop

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 7:00pm - 9:00pm

St. Paddy's and Easter Gnome Making Workshop

Grab your favorite adult beverage and join us on Wednesday, March 13 for a 21+ St. Paddy's and Easter gnome making workshop. Not crafty? Not a problem! We'll be there to guide you along the way.

Your $15 donation to the Sanctuary covers all materials to create your own adorable, festive gnome. Please feel free to bring food or snacks!

Email info@jandjfarmsanimalsanctuary.org or message our Facebook page to enroll.

Thanks! See you there!

Horse 101 Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 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+ Wine Glass Painting Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 7:00pm - 9:00pm

wine glass painting workshop

Join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm for a creative workshop. Paint a custom-painted wine glass while sipping on your own adult beverage of choice. Please feel free to bring snacks if you'd like, too!

Your $20 donation to the Sanctuary covers all materials.

Email info@jandjfarmsanimalsanctuary.org or message our Facebook page to RSVP.

We can't wait to see you there!

Bird 101 Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00am - 12:00pm

bird 101 volunteer orientation

Come learn the basics of how to care for the Sanctuary's beloved birds. We'll be covering everything from collecting eggs and cleaning coops to the specific needs of each species. Message our Facebook page or send an email to volunteer@jandjfarmsanimalsanctuary.org to enroll. Class size is limited.

Please note: closed-toed shoes and waterproof gloves are required for participation. Thanks!

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.