The year 2019 is the year of the pig, and we speculate that it's also the year of the vegan (how many dating profiles have bragged about animal-free diets recently?). With 55 percent of Americans vowing to eat more plant-forward diets this year, it's clear that our focus has shifted from consuming animals to cuddling with them. Lovers of all things furry can now stay overnight at farms that house and rehabilitate animals across the U.S. When you stay at one of these sanctuaries, you'll be guaranteed quality time with critters and contribute to the longevity of the farms' initiatives, so you can sleep even easier.
Farm Sanctuary<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMDUwNTE4OS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyODg4MTQ1MH0.YQHkC94Octh2YyKyn1YtKKuD3ELCbDMje9k-BAgXnJM/img.jpg?width=980" id="6689c" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="4638be4fdff0b129fbbe1d6e230230de" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
Farm Sanctuary<p><strong>Watkins Glen, New York</strong></p><p>If waking up on a farm to sheep, pigs and cows awaiting belly rubs is your dream, let <a href="https://www.farmsanctuary.org/" target="_blank">Farm Sanctuary</a> in the Finger Lakes make it a reality. Beginning in the mid-'80s as an animal activist group (cofounder and president Gene Baur would sell vegan hotdogs out of a Volkswagen bus at Grateful Dead concerts and inform attendees about the injustices of factory farming), Farm Sanctuary now houses 800 rescue animals in its flagship location alone. Here, they are spared from slaughterhouses, factory farms and stockyards. Guests can visit the farm for the day and have a picnic (vegan, of course) or stay overnight in their <a href="http://www.book-it-now.com/farmsanctuary/?general" target="_blank">tiny houses</a> (starting at $160 a night). Farm Sanctuary also has a second location in Acton, California.<br></p>
San Diego Farm Animal Rescue<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMDUwNTE5Ny9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTU5NDc2MjQxN30.jehif7CO9gjk3L1DqzlPDLdRGUKS1EWO_q9Vd6r6XeQ/img.jpg?width=980" id="f02e5" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c5dd244ff8a3ebe3c856d56a51cba7d6" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
San Diego Farm Animal Rescue<p><strong>San Diego, Califo</strong><strong>rnia</strong></p><p>Just 15 minutes from the beaches of Encinitas,<a href="http://sdfarmanimalrescue.org/" target="_blank"> San Diego Farm Animal Rescue</a> is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that rehabilitates and finds forever homes for animals and advocates for sustainability through educational programs available to the public. Guests can stay in <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6914455?source_impression_id=p3_1560623778_K8Mp1wV7u%2BL3aEuv" target="_blank">cozy cottages</a> right on the farm, where 100 percent of your $99-a-night stay will go to the animals. You can play with and feed horses, pigs, chickens and roosters while you're there.</p>