Adopt a Cow

Our ‘Adopt a Cow’ option is for those who would like to contribute to the ongoing maintenance and health of an individual cow. The cost for this will vary from farm to farm or sanctuary depending on factors such as the number of winter months the cows need to eat hay, and whether caretakers are volunteers or paid workers. The average cost for maintaining one cow is calculated to be $ 200 per month.

If you select this option you will receive photos and updates about the cow(s) being cared for in your name.

If you are interested in sponsoring one or more cows in this way, please select the name of the cow and you can set up an automatic monthly donation for the cow(s) you would like to adopt.

As The Cows Foundation expands we will have an expanding family of cows from many different farms and sanctuaries to adopt. Here are a few cows who would like to meet you.


Lisabella is the most recent addition to the Soma Gosala herd. Born in August 2021, she is the daughter of Dhanya. Lisabella received her name in honor of a special young donor who gave her piggy bank of savings out of her love for all animals, and her delight in naming them. Lisabella has a very dear personality, very loving and thoughtful. Her deep relationship with  the eldest cow of the herd from the time she  was born structured a special wisdom and kindness in her personality.

Little Man

Little Man is sweet, kind, curious, and loving.  His favorite treats are apples. His birth was a bit of a challenge for his mother, being her first calf, but he arrived into the arms of Wayne, the cowherd, and they have been close friends ever since. Wayne named him Little Man.  He was the youngest of the herd for some time, and when Lisabella arrived, Little Man was fascinated as it was the first time he had seen a small calf.  He wanted to always be close to her and is so gentle and kind with her. Lisabella is Little Man’s cousin, their mothers are sisters ! Whenever Lisabella does her morning runs across the pasture, Little Man is with her trying to keep up. 


Shanti lives at the Govinda Goshala Cow Haven in Belfast, New York. The Govinda Goshala is a place where mother cows live in accordance with The Cows Foundation’s principles, including remaining with their calves. Shanti lives with her two daughters, a blind horse named crackers, and a small herd of cats. She has a book written about her life story called A Safe Home for a Shanti Cow. Shanti loves attention and getting hugs from her caretakers, volunteers, and visitors.



Dhanya is the daughter of Priya, the star of the book Through the Eyes of Priya. She gave birth to her first calf, Lisabella, in August 2021, and is a great mother – so loving and protective.  It’s beautiful to see them walking side by side to the pasture, Dhanya gently mooing to guide her. The love that flows between them is tangible. Dhanya has a silence about her and is harmonious with all the other cows, sometimes leaving Lisabella in the care of one of the older cows so she can go off and graze.



Donate to the Soma Gosala herd of cows in Shandelee, NY. For over five generations this herd has been cared for following the four principals of The Cows Foundation. There are ten cows in this herd and they have good grazing in summer but need hay in winter. They live out their lives with generations of a family staying together. $36,000 a year is needed to support this herd.


Priya is the star of a delightful book titled “Through the Eyes of Priya”. Priya is very dear, which is the meaning of her name. Priya was rescued before she was “shipped off” because one of her teats is damaged. She entered her new herd as the smallest and without the horns everyone else had, but soon became their leader. She knows what she wants and is also kind.


Keshavi is a real sweetheart. Tender, soft, loving. Very thoughtful to those tending to the cows. She did not wish to become a good milking cow, so she will live out her life with her daughter Jubilee and nourish from her heart.


Hasita is Priyas daughter and also stars in the book “Through the Eyes of Priya”. Hasita is very determined like her mother, but adorable too. She is independent and loves to be loved (likes all the attention).


Neelesh is Chotis son and a very royal, kind, and peaceful boy who loves his mother and three half sisters and is gentle to those who care for him.

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Your Donation to The Cows Foundation will allow more and more cows to live out their lives in natural, supportive, humane environments.

note: Donations to The Cows Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, are tax-deductible for US taxpayers.