Welcome to Our Animal Sanctuary!

We could use your help in two very important ways.

We rely on your donations to keep our farm going. Your gift helps us provide high quality food for our animals and life-saving veterinary care. Without gifts from our community, we would be unable to operate.

Volunteering in person gives us an extra set of hands to tend to the animals, keep them tame, and ensure that everyone is having a good time.

Call 804-307-8868 for more information.

-Karen and Cliff Dye, founders of Freckles & Friends Animal Sanctuary

About Us

Our animal sanctuary was created with the simple purpose of providing a loving environment and the right amount of care to animals who need it. Over the years, we have transitioned our wide open spaces of Amelia, Virginia into a mixture of pens, stables, and play spaces for animals of many shapes and sizes. While our resident animals may change, our mission of connecting our community with animals in need will always stay the same.

We take in animals needing a new home and do our best to find them the right place based on their needs and our current population. Costs and steps associated with rehoming will be discussed on an individual basis.


Give us a hand and we'll make sure you have everything you need to show up and make an impact.

Donate/Sponsor an Animal

Your one-time donation or ongoing support through the sponsoring of an animal makes a huge difference for us.

Special Events

We offer petting zoos and pony rides for special occasions.

Come Visit Us

We have created a safe and welcoming environment for individuals, families, and volunteer organizations of all kinds. From work-days on the farm to a simple tour, we have programs available to give you a taste of the simple life with a great cause.

We Love Every Animal.

Our animal sanctuary was created to ensure that animals that could no longer be cared for would find a new home through our program. We groom, rehabilitate, and train animals of all sorts in order to give them another chance at a wonderful life.

Common Questions

How are donations spent?

Your donations go directly to the care of our animals! This may include the purchase of food, regular veterinary visits, and upkeep for their play areas.

Can I come visit?

Absolutely! From weekend work days to special events and planned tours, we are ready to welcome you to our animal sanctuary.

Can I sponsor an animal?

Absolutely! Your sponsorship monies go directly to support that particular animal. You will receive regular email updates with photos of your sponsored friend.

What Others are Saying

"We loved visiting Freckles & Friends! They made it really easy for our children to meet the animals and help around the farm for a bit. They can't wait to come back!"

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