Last Chance Ranch

In memory of those we have lost ...

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.


They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.


Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together ...

--Author Unknown


Alma the Shih Tzu 1998 to September 2013


I am writing to tell you what a wonderful experience it was in having a dog adopted from your organization. In December of 2011 I adopted a 13 yr old Shi Tzu named Alma. She was a sweetheart from the beginning and worked her way into the hearts of all my family with her gentle demeanor. I knew we wouldn't have Alma more than a few years but also knew she desperately needed a welcoming home to live out the rest of her life. We gave her a warm bed, good food and lots of loving attention but she gave us much more in return.


My husband and I are in our 60's and knew we didn't have the time and energy for a puppy so an older dog was perfect for us. It was especially gratifying to adopt a dog that needed us as much as Alma did. I would recommend adopting an older animal to anyone but particularly older adopters.


Three weeks ago Alma had to be put to sleep due to her congestive heart failure. It was a difficult decision to make, but with our vet's recommendation, we realized it was the most loving thing to do for Alma. We will never forget her and what a wonderful organization Last Chance Ranch is for giving Alma and so many other beautiful animals another chance for a happy life. We will definitely be adopting another from you when we are ready!! Thank you!!


Rose Alderfer


Sadly missed but never forgotten is our long time volunteer Rose Alderfer who passed away on April 26, 2012. Rose volunteered with LCR for the past 11 years up until she became ill. LCR could count on Rose to fix anything that was broken but besides being a master craftswoman Rose was known for her compassion towards the horses. Never a Saturday would pass that there were not fresh apples and carrots for the horses to have during the week. In 2005 when Last Chance Ranch evolved to helping dogs Rose was right there playing with them and helping with pictures at the end of her day.


Rose, please know you are dearly missed by everyone at LCR and that we know you are keeping watch from above over all our four legged creatures.

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