Last Chance Farm

The Retirement Farm for Horses, Where Commitment is a Way of Life...

Saying Good-Bye

The hardest part of our job here at Last Chance Farm is saying goodbye to the horses who have become a part of our family. We all take comfort though in knowing the horses spent the last years of their lives living a wonderful retirement with their buddies, and they are now laid to rest under the apple trees next to their friends.

Contrary to popular belief and what vets may tell you, it is not against Pennsylvania state law to bury a horse. Pennsylvania, like most states, has regulations regarding the disposal of dead animals. Local townships may have their own ordinances. Unless an ordinance can be produced stating it is illegal to bury your horse, it is not illegal. An act cannot be illegal unless it is written down. As long as it remains legal for us to bury horses here on the farm we will continue to offer this service to our owners.

Here at Last Chance Farm we are passionate about making sure that owners are given the opportunity at this difficult time to lay their horses to rest knowing that they are not breaking the law or be forced into choosing a disposal option that is offensive to their beliefs.

Pennsylvania Dead Animal Act

The orchard at Last Chance Farm where our residents are laid to rest.

Burial at Last Chance Farm

Last Chance Farm charges $275.00 for a burial plot at Last Chance Farm. The cost of opening and closing the burial plot is additional and generally runs between $100 - $200.00 depending on the circimstances. We strive to accomodate owner's wishes concerning the location of their horse's final resting place. Most horses are laid to rest near their pasture buddies.


The cemetery at Last Chance Farm where our four legged friends are laid to rest facing the finish line and next to their buddies.
Horses at Last Chance Farm are buried complete.

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Grief Counseling

Pet Loss Support Page


Hair Artists

Suzanne Storms


We prepare a lock of hair maintained in a braid so our owners can choose if they wish to memorialize their faithful friends with jewelry or other beautiful items crafted by artists who specialize in horse hair.
The links are not recomendations, but rather a listing of artists we are aware of. We have seen Suzanne Storms' work first hand and one of our clients was pleased with the work she did for them.


Mainely Urns


Private Cremations

Private Cremations

C.R. Cremations

Charles and Kathryn Rohrer
Phone and Fax: 717-687-6940
Horse & Pet Cremations since 1994
690 Strasburg Road, Paradise, PA 17562

Paws to Heaven
"A loving tribute to a lifelong friend"
9140-B Pennsauken Hwy
Pennsauken , NJ 08110

800-910-8138 office

Janet Brown Horse Hearse

Donnie and his buddy Junior, joined at the shoulder as usual!



1987 - Valentines Day, 2008

Sadly missed by Laura, and best buddies,Deja, Junior, and all of us here at Last Chance Farm.


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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 to them, who had to be 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 quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass,
his legs carrying him 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 the trusting eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
  ~ Author unknown...

The Rainbow Bridge 

(inspired by a Norse legend)

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
     Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.


This webpage last updated on: 12 March, 2008


Note- Last Chance Farm has never been associated with Last Chance Ranch located in Quakertown, PA in any way, shape, or form.