Talbot Humane


Dog Days of Summer – We’re Feline Good!


Talbot Humane is excited to announce our summer Adoption and Community Event! We’re proud to be teaming up with other local rescues, including Baywater Animal Rescue, Caroline Humane Society, Queen Anne Humane Society, Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, Hill Hounds Rescue and Animal Sanctuary, Kitty Kat Kottage, Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue, and Dorchester County Dog Control.

Make sure you save the date: 

July 27th from 11 AM to 3 PM

Dog Days of Summer is a FREE, family entertainment and community service event featuring local rescues and humane societies, community resources, food trucks, kid’s activities, and more!

A huge thank you to our community supporters who will be joining us that day! Come out and enjoy the bounce house, mist tent, face painting, food trucks, and community organizers here to share all Talbot County has to offer.

Register Now

While our event is FREE to attend, all adoption policies are still in place for animals. Please visit our site to apply now. Once approved, applications are good for up to six months, so you’ll be ready to go the day of the event! You can apply HERE.

For same day adoptions please bring the following paperwork with you:

  • A copy of your current lease with pet policy if you rent
  • Up-to-date rabies vaccination records for all pets currently in the home
  • Driver’s license or State Issued ID

We highly encourage you to pre-apply, as same day adoptions will be processed AFTER preapproved applications.

This process is for Talbot Humane animals ONLY. Each rescue or humane society will have their own adoption process.

To pre-apply at any of our partner rescues or humane societies for this event, please visit their websites.

For Baywater Animal Rescue, click here.

For Dorchester County Dog Control, click here.

For Caroline Humane Society, click here.

For Queen Anne Humane Society, click here.

For Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, click here.

For Hill Hounds Rescue and Animal Sanctuary, click here.

For Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue, click here.


$1 Microchips will be available during the event!

We highly encourage you to call ahead and to prefill out any needed paperwork. Microchips are through 24 PetWatch and will be registered for you. No appointments necessary, as animals will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. 

Our Pet Pantry will be open and available throughout the event. If you are in need of food for your animals, please let us know at the event and a staff member will assist you.

If you would like to help our Pet Pantry services, please bring a can or small bag of cat or dog food to donate! We couldn’t do what we do without our humane community.

Please check back often, as we will continue to update community vendors, services, and activities as more organizations register. For more information, contact Laura at adoptions@talbothumane.org

Petparazzi is Back! 2025 Calendar Contest Wants Your Pet!



The 6th Annual Petparazzi Contest is in full swing!  Get those photos of your best friend registered to share and raise funds for the animals in need! 
How to Enter Photos:
  • Entry fee is $30 per photo submission, pay online (includes 1 calendar)
  • You can reserve a date for $15 extra to guarantee your pet’s photo appears
  • Upload photos and pay fees at talbothumane.org/calendar
  • Submission period: June 15th – August 10, 2024
  • Photo requirements: High-resolution digital files, landscape orientation, color, pets only (no people), no digital edits/overlays. Visit contest website for additional resolution information.
Voting Process:
  • $1 donation = 1 vote
  • Minimum 5 votes ($5) per entry
  • Vote for your own or others’ entries online until August 15, 8pm ET
  • Voting is tabulated in real-time on the website
  • Offline votes: Mail/visit the shelter by August 5, 2024
Photo Categories & Prizes:
  • Dogs: Top 6 get Pet of the Month
  • Cats: Top 4 get Pet of the Month
  • Other Pets: Top 2 get Pet of the Month
  • Overall top fundraiser gets the calendar cover
Other Participation Options:
  • Reserve a calendar date ($15) without entering contest
  • Ask us how your business can become a sponsor!
  • Buy advertising space to feature your pet’s photo
Winners announced September 1st 


Thank you to our sponsors! 


Silver Linings     Candlelight Cove

Community Animal Hospital    McHale Landscaping    Lizzy Dee 
  YMCA of the Chesapeake

Annual Talbot Humane Yard Sale


Annual Yard Sale 

Saturday June 29th 


Spots available to turn your junk into treasures for only $20 donation to the animals.

To register your spot email Patty at patty@talbothumane.org


Vote for Talbot Humane as Favorite Charity

Now through May 31st you can vote for your favorite local businesses and organizations! Choose Talbot Humane under “Best Charity”

Round Up for the Animals at Easton Weis

For the Month of May when you Round Up at Weis in Easton
Talbot Humane wins! 
People often wonder if the local organizations actually receive these donations- we can tell you with Weis Markets they do give back! Over the past few years we have received  more than $1,500 in gift cards which we use for pet food and event supplies throughout the year!
A few pennies means A LOT to the animals of our community! 

2024 Oxford Day Strutt Your Mutts for Talbot Humane!

Come out and Strutt Your Mutt to help animals in need on the Midshore!  We have in-person and virtual options again this year. Go to https://talbotcohumane.networkforgood.com/events/68648-2024-oxford-day-strutt-your-mutt-for-talbot-humane 

to register today! 

Same day registration will also be available for $25.

When: Saturday April 27, 2024 Oxford Day

Where: The Pin Cushion as you enter Oxford , MD on the left

Time: The Blessing of the Animals will be at 8:30A and the walk will follow

Be sure to stay for the fun dog show in the park! 


Even if you cannot attend you can make a difference! This year we have “Molly’s Challenge”. In memory of their beloved mother’s best friend “Molly”, friends have made a challenge to match up to $1,500. Help the animals in need by being a part of reaching our goal in memory of “Molly”. Scan or click below to register for the walk or make a donation. 

Join us in the Easton St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Calling all volunteers, adopters, and foster families to join us on Sunday March 17th at 5P to walk in the Easton St. Patrick’s Day parade. Come dressed in green and if your dog is dog friendly, bring your pup too!

We muster at 5P downtown at the District Court Parking lot! 

Frederick Running Fest Charity Bibs through UNLEASHED

UNLEASHED Runs Frederick

Running Fest Charity Bib Sale

Talbot Humane has been chosen as a charity partner for the 2024 Frederick Running Festival. We have 2 ways for you to get involved.

  • Join UNLEASHED and receive training in exchange for raising funds for the animals. Our coaches commit to getting you to the start line of the 2024 Frederick Half Marathon
  • Purchase a Bib through our link.

All runners who register under the Talbot Humane Charity will receive not only the premiums from the Frederick Running Festival but will also receive:

  • Talbot Humane UNLEASHED season singlet
  • Talbot Humane UNLEASHED season long sleeve technical shirt
  • Team tent in runner’s village (if we are one of first 5 NP to reach 40 registrants)


Cost are as follows:


Price Per Participant

Half Marathon $125
2 Person Relay $75 per runner
Twilight 5K $65
Nut Job Challenge (Half & 5k) $150
Kids Fun Run $35
Virtual Half $125
Virtual 5k $65


Those interested in joining UNLEASHED Please contact Coach Amy Eutsey at talbothumanevolunteer@gmail.com

 Purchase your bibs now: https://form.jotform.com/pattycquimby/unleashedcharitybibregistration 

If you have questions about the charity program contact Quimby at patty@talbothumane.org


Give Your Heart to Talbot Humane!

Whether Madly in love or heartbroken this Valentine’s Day we have a way YOU can help the animals! 

Share your love by helping us decorate the shelter with a heart professing your admiration for a love, a bestie or a pet!

Heartbroken or really ticked off at an ex? Well…. you can help the animals too- let us write their name in a litter pan! 


Only $5 per entry- all to help the animals spending Valentine’s day without a best friend- yet! 
Fill out the link here and get started!


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