Talbot Humane


Celebrating 90 years!

This year Talbot Humane (FKA Talbot County Humane Society) celebrates 90 years of serving our community! We are looking forward to sharing the history of our shelter and the work done for the animals of the Midshore as well as look to see what the future holds.


If you or a family member was involved in the shelter and have photos or memorabilia you would like to share or lend, please contact Patty Quimby today patty@talbothumane.org or 410-822-0107.

Plans for Expansion to Better Serve the Community

2021 was a landmark year for Talbot Humane, a nonprofit that has served the midshore since 1932, seeing to the well-being of animals and the needs of the community in a wealth of ways, from offering spay/neuter assistance and carefully considered adoptions to crafting legislation to improve animal welfare and micro-chipping pets. In November, the shelter acquired land and a building next door to the existing premises. The real estate was purchased directly from St. Peter and Paul Church.  

Talk about serendipity! 

“A much-needed updating and expansion of our facility was something we had been considering for a while, but it hadn’t made it past the back burner,” says Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, Talbot Humane’s Executive Director. “We were happily surprised by the opportunity that literally fell into our laps. It was the proverbial ‘offer you can’t refuse.’ Saint Peter and Paul approached us to ask if we had any interest in acquiring the real estate. The answer was a resounding “yes”! (Indeed, the Parish House was the locale of our holiday gift shop.) 

A vastly updated and enlarged shelter will enhance Talbot Humane’s efforts on behalf of the animals in our care and beyond.  We will be able to offer services to members of our community—and perhaps even beyond Talbot County {“Animals in need know nothing of geographic boundaries,” Patty says).     

With the land and building now in our possession, we have entered the planning phase of what will be a years-long effort. Early wish-list brainstorming has already begun.  

“A facility with plenty of natural light is key,” says Patty, knowing that this cuts down on the animals’ stress level. Animals flourish when they get a sense of daylight. “Their comfort will be considered at every turn.” She explains that enclosures will no longer be “cages” and chain link. Well-maintained green spaces will punctuate the campus, offering great play spaces for the animals. Medical facilities will be expanded. Also benefitting from the up-to-date shelter will be staffers, volunteers, and the public. Colorful, inviting areas for potential adopters to spend time with the animals will be paramount. Plans will be drawn up with an eye toward maximum efficiency, sustainability, and use of technology.  

“2022 marks Talbot Humane’s 90th anniversary,” says Board President Bridget Horner. “We are thrilled to be entering this banner new year with such a groundbreaking project.”

12th Annual Cookie “Walk” Returns


The 12th annual Cookie “Walk” returns! Let our volunteers do the baking for you. Cookies must be pre-ordered. Orders close on Saturday December 11th at NOON.  Pick up for orders is Saturday December 18th 8a-noon at the Easton Farmer’s Market on North Harrison St. Easton. 

Link to order: 2021 Cookie Walk! 

If you are someone who prefers to pay cash or check, you will need to come to Talbot Humane before December 11th 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 

Santa comes to Talbot Humane on December 5th


Join us on Sunday December 5th from noon-4P as we welcome Santa to Talbot Humane! He will be arriving next door at the Pawsitively Fabulous Pet Boutique for photos with pets and their people!  Photographer and Talbot Humane volunteer Bob Quinn will work his magic to get fantastic shots of your pets (and people) with Santa!

Photos are $10 per print.  

2022 Petparazzi Calendars are Here


The 2022 Petparazzi Calendar is on sale now! Featuring local celebrity pets- those who raised the most $ for their fellow friends at Talbot Humane. This year competitors raised over $22,000! 

Calendars are available for $15 +tax at Talbot Humane and will also be for sale at Pawsitively Fabulous Pet Boutique beginning Mid-November.  We thank all of the competitors and donors for their support! 

The Pawsitively Fabulous Pet Boutique Opens November 12th


We are thrilled to share the Pawsitively Fabulous Pet Boutique is returning this November to offer unique gifts for your holiday needs! Open through Christmas 2021, we will have unique gifts for sale- animal centric, of course! You will find something at all price points for the people and pets in your life- and you will know your holiday shopping is helping the animals of our community!


Our doors will open on Friday November 12th at 11A at 7906 Ocean Gateway, Easton- directly next to Talbot Humane! 
Hours:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11A-4p until Christmas, with some fun events peppered through the holiday season. 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Amy Eutsey at talbothumanevolunteer@gmail.com


Snifters End of Summer Block Party Supports Talbot Humane

Come hang out for the First Annual End of Summer Block Party at Snifter’s Craft Beer and Wine Bistro! The event scheduled for Saturday September 4th from 3-7P will be held in their parking lot at 219 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD. They plan to have 20 Craft Beers on Tap, Food, Live Music by Penny Pistolero, and more! Tickets will be just $20 with a portion of those proceeds going to Talbot Humane. This will include as many tastes as you’d like and a branded taster glass! Love that beer?! Pints will be available for purchase. Beer not your thing? They will have other options too.  Of course food will be available as well as shopping from local artisans and vendors. 

Kids and Designated Drivers get in free and Non-Alcoholic beverages will be free. They will have a kids zone with activities for kids with prizes, and face painting!

Corn Hole, and a few other fun games. Enter to win raffle, with a drawing hourly!

Talbot Humane volunteers will be there, and weather permitting we will have some pets for adoption milling around too!  

Call Hair O The Dog Today to purchase your tickets, 410-820-4700 or purchase online here: https://sniftersbistro.com/products/end-of-summer-block-party

Pets for Vets- It’s the Law!

Governor Hogan signed into law this May the Pets for Vets Act 2021! This means veterans who adopt a pet from an animal control or municipal shelter in Maryland will have the adoption fee WAIVED. While this law only applies to such facilities, we would love to see EVERY shelter in MD participate in this thank you to our veterans. Veterans adopting from Talbot Humane, please remember to tell us you qualify for a waived adoption fee, it is the very least we can do for your service to our country and communities. 

UNLEASHED is BACK! Running the Historic Drawbridge Half Marathon


Easton, MD: Talbot Humane’s Unleashed Charity Running Program is thrilled to be running the streets of Easton again for the animals! We are seeking animal lovers of any fitness level to train with us for the Historic Drawbridge Half Marathon from Tilghman to St. Michaels this fall. We are holding an information meeting on August 4, 6 p.m., at the shelter (7894 Ocean Gtwy, Easton). Training begins Saturday, August 21, 7 a.m., 12 Magnolia St. in Easton (parking area next to ball fields).

The training method is run/walk/run, which is designed to build to the race distance quickly, prevent injury, and fit into busy lives. “The best part of this program is that it’s geared to get you off the couch and across the finish line of a 13.1-mile race in about 12 weeks,” says Head Coach, Amy Eutsey. “The program is so doable that many participants continue running as a regular form of fitness, challenging themselves to run more races or longer distances.”


**** If you would like to be kept in the loop of pre-conditioning training aids, information about the program, to have someone avaialble to answer your questions or concerns, please submit your email here, someone will be in touch soon! ****



Friends of UNLEASHED, Corporate sponsor and pace group opportunities to suppor the animals and the humans of the midshore!

UNLEASHED sponsorship form

For more information on the UNLEASHED program contact coach Amy Eutsey, (410)822-0107 or volunteer@talbothumane.org.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities contact Patty Quimby at patty@talbothumane.org or 410-822-0107

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