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Even with acres to roam, the animal still love spending time with each other. 

Our Mission

The Fairy Farm Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides a forever home for surrendered, unwanted, forgotten, or simply retired farm animals to live out their days, rehabilitating the abused and neglected, creating lasting bonds of love and trust.

We focus on five tenants: Rehabilitation, Nurturing, Emotional Healing, Education, and Discovery.

The Fairy Farm Sanctuary offers a place to heal not only for animals, but people as well. To this point, we provide an open natural environment for visitors to find solace, peace, and respite from the stressors of everyday life.

Our strength lies in providing a farm community where all needs are met. Atlas, our sanctuary horse, goats, pigs, and sheep cohabitate, wander open pastures, and play. Peafowl, chickens, and guinea fowl share the yards and are free to roam, peck and scratch. Inside the farmhouse we have four rescue dogs, two cats, four guinea pigs and a host of songbirds that live and thrive in an indoor nature inspired aviary.

From the moment we started our work in 2011, we have partnered with the local high school to provide secondary-education level students with educational learning opportunities in animal care as well as providing a wonderful place to complete their graduation required volunteer hours. This underscores our mission of animal care education. From feeding to caring for and nurturing the animals, the farm offers a special experience to all that come to visit. There is a magical feeling at The Fairy Farm Sanctuary. We invite you to stop by!

"It's a magical and heartwarming place to be."

--Sophie Arroyo, volunteer.

Our Beginning

In 2009, a recently widowed Theresa LaBrecque purchased a 1700s farm in Northwood, New Hampshire that hadn’t been used as a farm for generations. Without an intention to be a farmer, she observed the many large boulders on the property and had a vision of happy goats playing on them. So, on a whim, she found some goats that needed a home and they did indeed play on the rocks.

When a friend pointed out a small colt that needed a home, Theresa took him in. He was 100 pounds underweight, wormy, and lame. A white beauty, Atlas was deemed the farm’s magical unicorn! Theresa cared for him and watched as he grew into the healthy horse he is today.


Then came peacocks, chickens, several roosters, and a turkey named Gob Gob. All needed homes.


The farm has several outbuildings that were in need of repair, and through the generosity of a few community members, barn boards were replaced, doors adjusted, and gates repaired to make the farm a safer place for the animals.


Caring for the animals brought Theresa so much joy and helped to heal her heart from the passing of her beloved husband. One day she had a lightbulb moment to share the magical place that was The Fairy Farm with others so they too could heal from whatever sorrows or difficulties they were walking through in their lives.


She looked out over the pasture and thought: Joy must be shared. So, she opened up The Fairy Farm to the public.


Visitors came and were captivated by the farm and all its energy. Theresa continued to adopt neglected or unwanted dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, parakeets, doves, quails, a tortoise, guinea pigs, and more. The birds live in an aviary within the home and are free to flit to and fro in their environment that has small trees, perches, and areas to nestle. They are so happy, in fact, that they have laid and hatched babies from their eggs. Their songs fill the space they share with some of the farm’s guinea pigs.


The Sanctuary has small gift shop that houses Theresa’s art, books, one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces, felted birds, fairy houses and so much more. All sales from the gift shop support the care of the animals.


In 2022 The Fairy Farm Sanctuary became a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization!


We are working diligently to improve the old farm to make it the best it can be.

We invite you to stop by and visit The Fairy Farm Sanctuary so that we may share the joy with you!

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