Talbot Humane


Our Holiday Message…. Thank you…

Coretta Scott King once said “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

This could not be more true than when we speak of our amazing supporters, volunteers and team members. This year, like so many recent ones, has been a year of the unknown. Increased number of animals entering our care- actually an 18.5% increase from 2021. Inflation making the cost of everything from toilet paper to kitty litter increase exponentially. We are seeing a larger need from the community for help from our intervention program with medical and behavioral needs.

Along with the struggles have been some pretty stellar moments too! We have witnessed almost 700 pets enter new homes between adoption and working with fellow 501.c.3 rescue groups. Our programs for intervention, spay/neuter and community outreach have grown- seeing more than 1,500 animals served! Our volunteers have remained a steadfast part of our success. Ensuring animals receive love and attention, giving time in the shelter and in the community, your dedication makes us a better organization.

Our ability to ride these waves and provide for pets and their people is only possible because of you. We know we could not do it all without the support of our humane community. Every single time we said “We need you!” you said “Here we are!” That is a priceless gift.

This holiday season we simply wish to say thank you. You have made our year better simply by being you.

From our team to yours, may your holiday season be filled with joy and laughter, dog kisses and cat hair, and hopefully some rest and rejuvenation for 2023.

For the animals,

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, CAWA

Executive Director

Donate for a Quote

Our friends  are stepping up for the animals of Talbot Humane. Greg Haddaway of State Farm, Easton will be donating $10 for every quote given if you mention Talbot Humane when you request a quote!  Contact Greg today at greg.haddaway.e3up@statefarm.com   call 410-822-7480 or visit 817 Arcadia Street, Easton MD 21601

Homes For the Holidays at Talbot Humane

For the month of December we are working our tails off to clear the shelter of our pets in need of loving homes!
Dogs: 1/2 adoption fee. Specific dogs for adoption may have no adoption fee!
Felines: NO adoption fee
Small Mammals: NO adoption fee


Visit our pets for adoption Monday- Saturday 11A-close, we also have cats at PetSmart in Easton, MD.  Get a head start on the application and submit electronically today! ADOPTION APPLICATION/

Holiday Photos for Cause


Steve Lingeman, local photographer and author of the Talbot People Project is helping the animals served by Talbot Humane this holiday season. Steve is looking to add some more “Talbot People” to his project and help the animals at once!

Steve will be booking photo shoots for people and pets.

Cost is $50 donation per shoot.

  • Each participant will receive
  • 3  – 5″x7″ print
  • 1 – 8″ x 10″ print
  • Digital copies emailed or text to you

Steve will provide Santa Hats or Reindeer antlers- fun things! 

Who knows, your story and photo may make it into “Talbot People” (with your permission of course!)


  • WALK IN DATES: it is HIGHLY encouraged you call ahead if you plan to walk-in:  410-253-0946
      • December 3&4;  10 &11
      • January 14 & 15
To learn more about Steve and his project visit: https://www.stevelingeman.com/talbot-people

Ladies Night at the Boutique!

Start your evening with Talbot Humane in the Pop-Up Shop in the cottage next to the shelter- 7894 Ocean Gateway, Easton. Then move into town for dinner and gallery surfing already in a holiday mood for First Friday AND Midnight Madness! 
We’ll have holiday libations and savory and sweet finger food. Think “cocktail party” with the added bonuses of raffles, door prizes and shopping opportunities in a festive atmosphere.
Bring your friends and help our community’s needy companion animals. 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Twice!

Santa is Back! Come join us for photos with Santa! You can catch him at the Pawsitively Fabulous Pet Boutique twice this season!
Sunday November 27th Noon-3P 
Sunday December 11th Noon-3P 
Each PRINT is $10 all to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane! 

13th Annual Cookie Walk Returns!

The 13th annual Cookie “Walk” returns! Let our volunteers do the baking for you.
••• Cookies must be pre-ordered. Orders close on Saturday December 10th at NOON •••
•••Pick up site has changed•••
This year order pick up will be located at the Talbot Humane Pop Up Holiday Shoppe- The Pawsitively Fabulous Pet Boutique located directly next to Talbot Humane on Rt 50. 
Pickup time 10A-5P 


Link to order:  2022 Talbot Humane Cookie Walk Order Form

If you are someone who prefers to pay cash or check, you will need to come to Talbot Humane before December 10th to fill out the order form and pay. 

Are you interested in be a baker? We want you! Contact our volunteer coordinator today talbothumanevolunteer@gmail.com 

Talbot Humane teams up to save more lives

Easton, Maryland — Talbot Humane is partnering with Caroline County Humane Society (CCHS) and Best Friends Animal Society as part of Best Friends’ Prince and Paws Shelter Collaborative Program with a goal of increasing lifesaving for dogs and cats entering Caroline County Humane Society.


The shelter collaborative program matches shelters that are leaders in animal welfare with shelters that are working to save more animals. The goal of the partnership is to achieve as close as possible to a 90% save rate at Caroline County Humane Society by the end of the year grant program. This would mean that 90% of the dogs and cats entering their care leave alive, understanding that some animals will be too medically or behaviorally fragile to be released. Best Friends helps to facilitate these matches, works with peer mentors to create a contract that includes clear grant parameters, provides mentors with seed grants, and offers ongoing training and coaching to mentors and fellows.


Talbot Humane is a national leader in animal welfare and was chosen to partner with Caroline County Humane Society because they have experience overcoming many of the challenges CCHS faces each day.


“We are both open admission shelters on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Talbot Humane has faced many of the same challenges over the years CCHS is seeing such as unmanaged free roaming cat populations and lack of resources for pet owners. We know with community support and the passion of their staff and volunteers CCHS will be able to increase their save rate. This mentorship is something we are proud to be a part of as we have worked together with Caroline County Humane Society for several years.”  said Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, Executive Director of Talbot Humane.


Through the shelter collaborative program, Best Friends will be providing grant funding to cover the expenses associated with achieving the partnership’s goals. Caroline County Humane Society will use the funding to implement nationally recognized proven strategies to decrease unnecessary intake and increase adoptions, community engagement and rescue partnerships. These proven strategies have been successful at saving dogs and cats at Talbot Humane.


Together, Talbot Humane and Caroline County Humane Society expect these strategies to eliminate the need to euthanize healthy adoptable animals at Caroline County Humane Society.

The shelter collaborative program is a cornerstone of Best Friends Animal Society’s goal of making America a no-kill nation by 2025, according to Carrie Ducote, National Senior Strategist for the Shelter Collaborative Program.


“Creating and sustaining no-kill in communities across the country will only be possible if shelters, community members and other stakeholders work together,” Ducote said. “As more organizations collaborate to save the lives of homeless pets, we will achieve no-kill in every shelter and every community by 2025.”


About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to about 347,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,300 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit www.bestfriends.org 

The Holiday Boutique is BACK!

We are thrilled to share that our holiday shoppe, The Pawsitively Fabulous Pet Boutique will be returning this year to provide unique gifts for pets and people who love them. This year we have expanded our local artisan section and have gifts at every price point. Look for Talbot Humane gear, fun pet products, and wonderful items handmade by local crafters and artists.  

The shop opens on Friday November 11th and will be open through Christmas Eve. This year we are offering a few fun events too! 

Store Hours:
  • Thursdays 11A-7P
  • Friday, Saturday 10A-5P
Photos With Santa- 2 dates this year! 
  • Sunday November 27th noon-3p
  • Sunday December 11th Noon-3P
Friday December 2nd 5-7P Ladies Night: Join us for an evening with shopping specials, snacks and drinks! 
Talbot Humane Cookie Walk Pick Up: Saturday December 17th 10A-5P  Order your cookies today: 2022 Cookie “Walk” Order Form


Empty the Shelters October 1-8th

We are so excited to team up with Bissell’s Pet Foundation in this year’s Empty the Shelters event. This year from October 1st through the 8th enjoy reduced fees on all of our available pets.

Cats and Kittens – FREE

Small Mammals – FREE

Puppies and Dogs – $50

Senior Dogs (over 7 years) – FREE

Help us empty the shelter and get these pets into their furever homes.

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