A little bit about Goatlandia

 Deb Blum, founder of Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary, feeding one of the rescued goats.

Goatlandia started after its founder, Deborah Blum, moved from San Francisco to NW Santa Rosa. A former commercial pilot and restaurant owner, Deborah gave up the city life and has devoted herself to the belief that all beings deserve to be happy, and to live free of harm and fear.  The newly acquired acreage enabled her to have space for a few chickens and a couple of goats.  One thing led to another - her love of farm animals grew, as did her furry and feathered family. Almost all of animals were destined for slaughter, unwanted, sick or born with birth defects. They were rescued, healed, made to feel safe, and very loved (and a little spoiled).

Today Goatlandia is home to 26 goats, 6 pigs, 47 chickens, 3 ducks, 2 sheep and 3 dogs and three happy and busy humans.

We are a federally recognized 501(c)3 non profit, and are grateful to be a part of the community! We look forward to our future growth, and to expanding our property, our services and our family.

Goatlandia Assistant Director, Alana Eckhart.png

Alana overheard the word “Goatlandia” at the bank and was intrigued enough to start talking to founder Deborah Blum about what it was. The next week she was cooking for Goatlandia’s first annual Fundraiser dinner and the next month she moved in. Coming from a kitchen background since she was 14 cooking her way through restaurants in San Francisco and Rome, Italy she decided to pursue her love for the outdoors, nature and animals through joining the Goatlandia family. As the Assistant Director you can find her out in the pasture with volunteers, leading outdoor goat yoga classes or cooking plant-based and educating people through their hearts and their minds.


OUr second location in Sebastopol

We have been involved with so much animal rescue since the devastating fires of 2018 in Santa Rosa. We were evacuated at 3AM and when we knew we were safe we started rescuing animals from the county. We have rescued over 150 animals since and we are still fostering many at our annex in Sebastopol. We are fortunate to have been certified and trained with NVADG Animal Rescue and are continuing our education with them allowing us to help in any time of need.

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When We Grow Up


We are looking for partners or investors to help us spread Goatlandia’s message to the world.

We have a plan for a multi-use property which has a café, an event center & people barn, a large farm with a CSA program, and a microsanctuary. We would be able to host all kinds of events and are looking for partners and investors to bring this concept to reality.

We have done over 100 events in our first year as a non-profit including kids education days, goat yoga, Airbnb experinces and so much more! We are very much looking forward to this next project. If you are interested in being a part of it, please email us here.