Admit it — you are are a bit obsessed with looking at photos of animals. That’s okay, we are too! Cows, pigs, dogs, turkeys, cats … you swoon at the sight of a photo of one of these cuties. Better yet is seeing a rescued animal living their best life at a farm animal sanctuary. For animal lovers, there is nothing better than scrolling through Instagram and seeing a pig with a big ol’ grin on their face (to be fair, vegan food photos are also really great to look at too!).

If you’re looking for some animal sanctuaries to follow on Instagram, check out the list below to get started!


1. Leilani Farm Sanctuary

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Located in Haiku, Hawaii, Leilani Farm Sanctuary is a paradise for over 200 rescued animals. Founded by Laurelee Blanchard in 2008 after she left her corporate career, the sanctuary also offers an interactive program to help children learn the importance of compassion as well.

Leilani Farm Sanctuary’s Instagram page is filled with stunning photos of the animal residents, including adorable Alan, who is pictured above. The beautiful photos will instantly make you feel like you are right there at the sanctuary.

Follow Leilani Farm Sanctuary here!

2. Barn Sanctuary

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Barn Sanctuary is a refuge for farm animals that allows visitors to come and see a different side to these amazing, emotional, and intelligent animals. Visitors are allowed to play, cuddle, and interact with the animals while learning about the effects of factory farming.

Follow all of Barn Sanctuary’s adorable adventures on Instagram here!

3. Spring Farm Sanctuary

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As one of the first farm animal sanctuaries in Minnesota, Spring Farm Sanctuary provides a place of refuge for the abandoned and abused. The sanctuary hopes to inspire change by offering volunteer opportunities and weekly tours.

Follow Spring Sanctuary on Instagram here!

4. The Gentle Barn

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The Gentle Barn currently has sanctuaries in California, Tennessee, and Missouri. Their goal is to open up sanctuaries in every single U.S. state!

Follow The Gentle Barn on Instagram here!

5. Animal Place 

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Located in Grass Valley, California, Animal Place rescues cows, sheep, chickens, goats, turkeys, pigeons; you name it. This dedicated farm animal sanctuary will never turn away an animal in need. There is even a guest house next door to the sanctuary!

Get some cuteness on your feed by giving Animal Place a follow!

6. Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary

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Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary located in in Mount Juliet, Tennessee give seniors a comfortable place to live out their retirement years.

If you want to see some adorable grey muzzles, give Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary a follow on Instagram!

7. The Wild Animal Sanctuary 

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado is a place of refuge where over 450 rescued animals including bears, big cats, wolves, camels, and porcupines freely roam on a sprawling 720-acre property.

Support The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s goal to educate the public about issues surrounding captive animals by following them on Instagram!

8. Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary

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Located in the Andes Mountains, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary was founded in 2009 and is the first farm animal refuge of its kind in Colombia, and one of only two such sanctuaries in South America.

Give Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary a follow!

How You Can Help

Showing our support for farm animal sanctuaries, both in person and on social media, is vital in helping sustain these important havens. Don’t forget to spread the love and send this article to your friends and family so they can follow these awesome sanctuaries too!

To learn more about animal sanctuaries and how you can support them, check out these other articles from One Green Planet:

Lead Image Source: Leilani Farm Sanctuary/Instagram