Talbot Humane


2nd Annual PETparazzi! Calendar Contest

Back by popular demand, PETparazzi! is back! 

Register your pet any time between June 1- July 31`, 2020 (keep in mind that early entrants are likely to get the most votes). Submit your pet’s photo and brief text telling your pet’s story. Your $25 registration fee is considered a tax-deductible donation to Talbot Humane. Each entrant will receive a copy of the Talbot Humane Petparazzi 2020 Calendar, a $15.00 value!

Once your pet is entered and appears on our contest website, it’s time to start encouraging your family, friends, co-workers, etc., to vote early and often for your pet. $1 buys 1 vote ($5 minimum). Spread the word…share your pet’s campaign by email and via social media. People can vote as often as they like and votes will be displayed on the contest web page as they come in. Don’t forget to vote for your pet yourself! Our goal is to raise $10,000+ to help Talbot Humane continue to help the animals of our community.


There are 12 full-page opportunities to win. Entries are divided into three categories eligible for prizes: dogs, cats, and other (any other domestic animal such as a bird, reptile, small companion animal, etc.). The top 5 dogs, top 5 cats, and top 2 “other” pets with the most votes in their respective categories will be featured as a Pet of the Month in the 2020 Talbot Humane Petparazzi Calendar. The pet with the most votes overall will be our Grand Prize winner, named Talbot Humane’s 2021 Coverpet of the Year, and will be featured on the cover of the calendar in addition to appearing as a Pet of the Month.

Entry and Voting will open on June 1, 2020.  RULES AND VOTING HERE! 

Hours and Policy Update 5.18.2020

Talbot Humane has proudly been here for the community through this difficult time. As we all ease into the reopening of our community, we at the shelter are taking the health and safety of our team and neighbors seriously. Please be advised the following policies are in place for those purposes.

We thank you for your understanding while we all navigate this period.

·     Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 office hours have been extended to 9:30A-4P Monday- Friday. We will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday at this time.

·     Pet Visitation remains to be only through appointment with an approved adoption application.

·     We are limiting the number of visitors to the building at any time to 5 people.

·     We are still asking the public to call ahead whenever possible that we may be able to serve you from the parking lot or remotely.

·     Our pet pantry is open as always! Pick up is Monday-Friday during office hours. Please call when you arrive to the parking lot so we can bring food to you! If you cannot make it to the shelter, please call us. We will will have food delivered to you.

·     Talbot County Animal Control is still in effect.

·     If you are in need of our intervention services in order to keep your pet during difficult times, please contact us.

·     Pet Surrender remains by appointment. We are doing all we can to help residents shelter in place for the next few weeks.


Keeping the Community Safe

UPDATED 3.30.2020

As COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives in recent weeks, Talbot Humane has placed a few policies in place to encourage the community to participate in social distancing. Please read carefully as some items have changed in recent days:

  • Hours Of Operation Change:
    • Monday-Friday phones and animal control 10a-4p.
    • Animal control on-call for emergencies 24/7
    • Monday-Friday Lobby open for essential needs 11A-1P
    • CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS while the Governor’s restriction to only essential services is in place.


  • We are asking those in need of surrendering a pet to call our office. We are doing everything we can to foster animals in place during this time.
    • For those who cannot keep their pet, we are taking owner surrendered animals, requested euthanasia by appointment only.
    • We are sorry, no owner present euthanasia during this time.


  • Pet Adoption and Pet Visitation are suspended until the Maryland Stay at Home Order is lifted.



  • Animal Control continues to serve investigation of acts of cruelty and neglect, injured or ill domestic animals, bite complaints, aggressive stray animals and assistance to other agencies.


  • Spay Neuter Midshore is on hold until further notice. Our Spay Neuter Coordinator will be in touch on rescheduling your appointments.


  • Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage is closed until further notice.


  • Volunteers are asked to stay home at this time. Staff will keep you informed on any changes and updates on shelter animals regularly.


  • Pet Loss Support Group for April 2020 and May 2020 are cancelled.


  • Our Pet pantry is still open. If you need food and you are elderly, are medically compromised or are sick, please call our office. We can have an officer or volunteer drop the food at your door. Pick up is between 11A-1P Monday-Friday. NO SATURDAY OR SUNDAY PICK UP.


By following these guidelines we feel we are able to continue to serve the animals and our community safely and humanely. Thank you all for your steadfast support!

Emergency Preparedness and Our Pets


We all worry about our loved ones during an emergency, human and pets alike. We generally consider “disasters” as weather emergencies, wildfires, flooding.  The current worries of COVID-19 are good reminders to be prepared to care for our pets during all emergencies, personal, local, regional.

Here are some key points to keep in mind, whether you have to evacuate due to a hurricane, fall ill with influenza, or break a leg: 

  • Identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill.
  • Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.
  • Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
  • Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian is also helpful.
  • Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and microchip (best practice is microchipping).

For information on creating a home disaster plan click here: https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/make-disaster-plan-your-pets

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 PetValu in Easton and PetSmart in Easton, MD.  Get a head start on the application and submit electronically today! ADOPTION APPLICATION/

2020 Calendars are IN!


2020 Calendars are HERE!

$15 Each featuring the top 12 winners of our 2020 contest, “Gotcha Day” photos and shots of pets still looking for forever homes, this calendar is a great gift for the pet and rescue lover in your life. Available at Talbot Humane, Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage and our events all month long!


Head to Tail is Here for your Holiday Needs!

We are ready for shoppers this holiday season at Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage! 100% of the profits supporting the pets and programs served by Talbot Humane, your shopping makes a difference!  We will be having specials all month long whether you are shopping for decorations, that holiday outfit or gifts for people and pets, Head to Tail has you covered!  The Christmas shop is open for business filled with gifts and home decor. New items are put out daily throughout the store.  We are thankful for your support be it donations or shopping. You make a difference every time you shop Head to Tail!

Holiday Hours:
  • November 27th: EARLY Black Friday Sale
  • November 28-29: CLOSED
    • Photos with Santa Sunday December 8th Noon-4P
  • Closed December 24, 25
  • Closed January 1, 2020
  • Regular hours: Closed Sundays and Mondays, Open 10A-5P Tuesday-Saturday

Hopping Holidays at Talbot Humane!

We will be VERY busy at Talbot Humane and Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage all month long! Several fun ways to support the animals we serve through the shelter and our programs on the Midshore. For more information please contact us today!

November is Talbot Humane Month at Easton Giant Foods!

For the month of November Giant foods is back at it for the animals! Every $2.50 Community Bag sold at the Easton Giant Foods will generate a $1 donation for the animals of Talbot Humane! This is an amazing way to support the animals and create a more humane and clean environment! Rotate out those older or torn bags for a couple new ones and help the animals too!

Thank you Giant Food! We appreciate your efforts to create a more humane community for all!

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