What you'll do
Take a 1.5 hour-long exclusive, behind-the-scenes sanctuary tour where you’ll experience gorgeous views of the rolling hills and beautiful vistas, and of course, have plenty of time with the rescued animals who call Farm Sanctuary home. We’ll start by meeting the cattle on their grassy pasture–among them Belinda, who was rescued from a cruelty case where she was given no access to food or water and was so emaciated when we rescued her that we did not know she was pregnant. Next, you’ll meet the goats in their cozy barn–like vivacious Olive, a darling of the herd who was rescued from a life of neglect and who now enjoys getting back scratches and being the star of your next Instagram post! Next, come watch our incredible pigs snuggle together, play in the mud, and roll onto their sides for their favorite treat...belly rubs! Farm life is unpredictable. Depending on the day, your behind the scenes tour may take you to our onsite small animal hospital to visit a new or recuperating resident, or you might brush donkeys, feed treats to the chickens or visit new calves. Meeting these animals and experiencing the Farm Sanctuary life is a beautiful experience and we promise you will leave moved by their stories and, more importantly, their ability to love and forgive.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Your host for the experience will be one of our trained, full-time tour guides. This group of passionate staff members have relocated from all over the country to our Watkins Glen, NY sanctuary for the season to share their love of animals and passion for plant-based living with visitors. They can’t wait to connect with you over fascinating farm animal facts and gripping tales of rescue and recovery.
About the organisation
Farm Sanctuary, Inc.
Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the rescue of previously abused or neglected animals rescued from both small-scale and industrialized farms and is the oldest and largest of its kind in the U.S. We have 2 locations, in New York and California. Our NY location encompasses 275 acres–home to over 800 rescued farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Farm Sanctuary, Inc..
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Where you'll be
Farm life is unpredictable. Depending on the day, your behind the scenes tour may take you to our onsite small animal hospital to visit a new or recuperating resident, or you might brush donkeys, feed treats to the chickens or visit new calves.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.
Guests will be coached on safety and expected to sign a liability waiver. For their safety and that of our animal residents, companion animals are not allowed on guided tours or on the shelter grounds at any time.
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