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!



Want to come see what we're all about here at the farm? Schedule a tour! We offer hands-on tours several times a month. For $35 a person, your group will get to spend two hours interacting with our lovable crew of critters. Please send us an email or message our Facebook page for inquiries.


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!

Are you a regular Amazon shopper? Please consider setting us as your AmazonSmile charity! For every eligible purchase you make, Amazon donates 0.5% of your total bill to J and J Farms Animal Sanctuary. It doesn't cost you a thing! Click the link below for details.

Upcoming Events!

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

Annual Saxonburg Holiday Parade

Friday, November 28, 2022 7:00pm

christmas parade information

Join us on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 7:00pm on Main Street in Saxonburg for the Annual Holiday Parade!

Come see some of our lovable animal ambassadors as we march down Main Street, spreading Christmas cheer! Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, vendors, Santa and more before and after the parade.

This is such a fun event! You won't want to miss it!

Christmas Photos on the Farm

Saturday, December 3, 2022 11:00am - 3:00pm

christmas photos on the farm

Who can resist a chicken in an elf costume?

Come join us on Saturday, December 3rd 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!

We're teaming up with professional pet photographer and President of Feline Den Rescue, Randi Krohmaly. She'll be on site snapping amazing pics in our beautifully decorated barn. Two photo packages will be available for purchase during your 15 minute session. Choose from 5 photos for $10 or 10 photos for $20. 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!

If you'd like to help spread some Christmas cheer to the homeless kitties at Feline Den Rescue, we'll be collecting in-kind donations that day, as well. The kitties are always in need of wet food, Purina Cat Chow Complete dry food, Scoop Away clumping cat litter, cat toys and scratching pads. Thank you so much!

Please visit our booking page to register for your preferred time slot for photos. Walk-ins are absolutely welcome! If your preferred time slot is taken, we will do our best to fit you in for photos, giving priority to those who signed up ahead of time. 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 come visit? 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.