Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


We'll never understand how Chester's family could look him in the eye, drop him off at a shelter, and claim they found him as a stray.  That was back in October, 2019 and we did discover that Chester was their dog.  Still, when we look at Chester's big, smiling face, all we want to do is squish him and cuddle him, never mind leaving him behind in his senior years. 

Chester is about 10 1/2 years old now and since he's sort of given up on finding the perfect home, he is very happy, content, and comfortable in our Animal Haven Farm.  Chester has had difficulty in getting adopted because he's a special needs dog.  He has severe arthritis which requires medications and daily laser therapy, and he needs allergy meds as well.  Combine that with his age, size, and the fact that he needs a pet and child-free home, and you'll understand why we've welcomed Chester into our AHS/Popcorn Park family and take care of all of his needs.  We adore this big, silly dog and we've added him to our Share-A-Pet program so if you can't adopt him, you can still be a part of Chester's life by sponsoring him.

There are lots of perks to being a sponsor, including receiving letters and photos from your Share-A-Pet, as well as free admission to our Popcorn Park Animal Refuge and more.  Click here to sponsor Chester for just $10 a month and if you're interested in adopting Chester, call 609-693-1900 or email: for more info.

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Animal Info

  • Chester
  • Forked River
  • Dogs
  • Canine
  • Boerboel
  • 10 Years
  • Large
  • Brown
  • White
  • 29426
  • Adoptable
  • Male
  • YES
  • YES
  • YES

The following services are available at the Forked River Shelter: - Adoption and surrender of cats, dogs and small animals seven days a week. - Radio-dispatched ambulances on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. - Popcorn Park Animal Clinic, a modern Medical Dept, staffed by licensed veterinarians to treat and care for privately owned animals and shelter animals. - Spay/Neuter services. - Animal Haven Farm and Kitty City - the homes of our Share-A-Pet dogs and cats. - Home of Popcorn Park, a 7 acre refuge providing a permanent home for injured, ill, handicapped, abandoned, abused and exploited wildlife, birds, exotic and farm animals. - Humane Education programs and tours.

  • Forked River
  • Humane Way at Lacey Road
  • P.O. Box 43
  • Forked River, New Jersey 08731
  • M-F: 12 Noon - 5:30 PM; Weekends: 12 Noon - 5:00 PM
  • (609) 693-1900