"All of our animals are here to stay until their last day. I rescue just for the simple pleasure of their company and to provide them a better life. They are my sanctuary" - Sharlee
Dragonfly Acres is a unique mini farmstead that aims to educate visitors and build compassion for animals through personalized interactions, events, and activities. Five acres of farmland, which is located on our family’s personal property in Odenton, allows us to offer individualized programs and events for anyone who has a love of animals, a thirst for knowledge and a want to reconnect back to nature. We invite you to our home to reset, decompress, breathe and experience the therapeutic values our animals and nature provide. Dragonfly Acres is not like all of your typical "petting zoos" and farms. We will not provide over stimulating events and activities. Our home is an oasis locally located in the middle of the hustle of life and want to share our gem with all of you!
Catering to ALL AGES
Thirty-seven animals call this farm ‘home’, including 3 ducks, 19 chickens, 1 horse, 1 pony, 1 donkey, 3 pigs, 6 goats and 2 bunnies. Visitors can meet each individual animal and hear their stories during a farm tour. Dragonfly Acres’ multiple program offerings, including farm tours, field trips, scout programs, birthday parties, monthly activities including sensory friendly options, meditation practice, yoga, rental of our space for business meetings, networking and other special/seasonal events. Here at Dragonfly Acres, we are strong advocates of agricultural education to empower everyone to make better choices, practice compassion, understand farm animal care, and develop empathy for all beings.
All proceeds from public and private events go towards our animals’ care, which can include veterinary and dental costs, medications, food, and enrichment. Remaining funds are allocated to farm maintenance and improvements.
Since opening our farm to the public in 2022, we have welcomed more than 1,000 people to experience and interact with our farm animals, understand them as individuals and value the sanctity they & our safe space provides.