Jack sheep and friends at Farm Sanctuary

Adopt a Farm Animal

Jack sheep and friends at Farm Sanctuary

Make a Difference in an Animal’s Life

Anna Turkey at Farm Sanctuary's New York shelter

The Adopt a Farm Animal program is a community of compassionate supporters whose monthly or annual commitment provides the necessary support to care for a rescued farm animal and continue Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving rescue, education, and advocacy work.

Keep scrolling to meet the “adoptable” Farm Sanctuary residents who would love to call you their sponsor. Each rescued animal is a survivor with a unique personality and story. Click on the animal to learn more and become their monthly sponsor!

As an Adopt a Farm Animal parent, you’ll receive a digital certificate (and an optional printed certificate) featuring your animal friend. Your donation also includes Farm Sanctuary membership and a subscription to Sanctuary, our annual publication focused on compassionate living.

Sponsoring a Farm Sanctuary resident for a friend or family member is a unique way to spread compassion and awareness with others. Just enter the shipping information for your gift recipient, and we’ll take care of the rest! Your gift recipient will receive the adoption certificate and Sanctuary subscription.

Explore our FAQs below or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, or for assistance with your adoption.

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Meet the Animals

Make a difference in the life of a farm animal by sponsoring one of our residents today.
Frank steer at Farm Sanctuary


Stephen Rooster at Farm Sanctuary's Southern California shelter


Ash sheep at Farm Sanctuary


Thatcher goose at Farm Sanctuary


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have animals available to sponsor at each location!

Those residing at Watkins Glen, New York:

Those residing at Acton, California:

Because the animals at Farm Sanctuary have been rescued from situations of cruelty, abuse, and neglect, many of them have special care needs, including costly veterinary expenses. Since it is often too costly for one person to fund the care of a special needs animal, we must provide for many of these needy individuals with the help of multiple generous sponsors like you. As a sponsor, your contribution not only provides for your adopted friend but it also goes into a general fund that works to protect all farm animals through Farm Sanctuary’s rescue, education, and advocacy efforts. The more sponsors we have, the more animals we can commit to caring for, and so on.

We ask that you sign up for an automatic payment program. Your sponsorship donations can come directly out of your checking or savings account, or be charged to a debit or credit card. Automatic contribution programs are a convenient way to ensure the ongoing daily care of our shelter animals. They also cut down on administrative costs, which means that your contribution goes that much further to help the animals!

The minimum monthly sponsorship gift is $15/month, and the minimum annual sponsorship is $180/year.

All monthly sponsorships will automatically renew, as well as annual adoptions made after December 21, 2021. If you made an annual adoption gift before that date, you will need to reach out to [email protected] for assistance in renewing your current sponsorship(s).

Learn about our Farm Animal Adoption Network, including how to join.

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Connie sheep at Farm Sanctuary

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