At Mossburn Community Farm we rescue and rehome misused, abused, unwanted and neglected animals.  Why not foster your favourite animal? You will get:

  • A personal letter from your chosen animal, with their own signature!
  • Your own personalised Certificate of Fostering
  • The chance to visit your new friend at Mossburn whenever you like.

One years foster is just £2 a month.
It’s quick, it’s easy and it really, really makes a difference to their lives.

£24.00 for the year.


When Dobby arrived here he thought he had died and gone to goat heaven, Dobby had lived on his own all his life since being bought by his owners as a kid and had no idea that there were so many other goats in the world. I think his owners were a little disconcerted as, from the moment of his arrival, he set about getting to know the other goats and play with them, totally ignoring all humans. Every morning Dobby goes round all the other goats and has a horn/head banging session, he is one very happy little pygmy goat.

The strange thing about Dobby’s arrival was the reaction to him by one of our senior goats Gandalf, he decided instantly to become Dobby’s protector and friend and when bedtime came that night Gandalf literally herded Dobby into his pen. Gandalf had a brother who died so was used to sharing his accommodation but we never for one moment thought he would become so attached to a new goat arriving here.

Gandalf is a great deal bigger than Dobby but they live happily together and there have been no incidents of fighting or bullying, even at feed times.
Dobby of course thinks he is a great deal bigger than he actually is and takes on all comers, we have seen him play fighting three of the other goats at the same time and enjoying every minute of it.