The Sanctuaries

The Sanctuaries

Have you ever given a pig a belly rub, talked to a turkey, or kissed a cow? The animals at Farm Sanctuary love visitors, and you will surely love spending time with them at our unique shelters.

Our Shelter Locations
Farm Sanctuary operates three shelters — a 175-acre sanctuary in upstate New York, a 300-acre sanctuary in Northern California, and a 26-acre sanctuary in Southern California. We rescue, rehabilitate, and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals who have been saved from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. At our three shelters, rescued residents are given the care and love they need to recover from abuse and neglect. All of the animals enjoy nourishing food, clean barns, and green pastures each and every day.

Visit Farm Sanctuary
When you visit Farm Sanctuary, you’ll see frolicking calves who once knew only pain and suffering in veal crates. You’ll see pigs slumbering in soft straw rather than filthy, crowded stockyard pens. You’ll see animals experiencing joy and freedom for the first time in their lives.

Our shelters offer tours, overnight accommodations, retreats, and conferences.

Take Part in Our 2014 New Visitor Challenge and Win a Vitamix!

Vitamix-200x150-v3Many people have not had the chance to spend time with and learn about farm animals, but those who have are forever transformed. Encourage your friends and family to visit Farm Sanctuary and you will not only change their lives, but the lives of animals everywhere. For each new visitor you inspire to go on a Farm Sanctuary tour in 2014, you will be entered to win a Vitamix high-speed blender!


There are many fun ways to get your friends and family involved! Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Organize a day trip to the sanctuary, complete with a vegan picnic on our scenic grounds
  • Bond with co-workers by bringing the whole office out for a tour
  • Celebrate your birthday with a group tour, and feel free to bring along vegan cake!
  • Forward information about our tours to everyone on your contact list
  • Read Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food by Gene Baur with your book club, and visit our shelter at the conclusion

Full contest rules and details.