Talbot Humane


5th Annual PetParazzi Calendar Contest

The Mid Shore’s original pet photo contest is back! Talbot Humane’s 5th annual photo calendar contest, Petparazzi, offers pet lovers the opportunity to enter their dogs, cats, or other small companion animals in a photo competition while raising funds for the shelter’s animal care and community outreach services.


Participants may enter their pets online beginning July 1st to August 31st! Using email and social media, entrants urge their family, friends, and co-workers to “vote” with their dollars for their pet on the contest website. The top dogs, cats, and other companion animals who receive the most votes in their respective categories at the end of the contest will be featured as a Pet of the Month in the 2024 Talbot Humane Petparazzi Calendar. The pet who raises the most funds overall in the voting will also appear on the cover of the calendar. The entry fee of $30 is considered a tax-deductible donation to Talbot Humane and includes a copy of the 2024 calendar with each entry.

Pets entered in the contest are not limited to Talbot Humane alumni, or even to Talbot County; all pets are welcome!


In its first four years, through the generous support of our community, the Petparrazzi calendar contest raised over $67,000 for the animals of Talbot Humane and community outreach. For more information, or to enter your pet in the contest starting July 1st visit https://www.gogophotocontest.com/talbothumane2024

Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for this amazing way to support the animals? Download the Sponsorship Form 2024 today! 

Bark to School: Adoption Event

Talbot Humane is excited to announce our summer Adoption Event! This year’s theme: Bark to School is sure to help bring our young community into the shelter. We’re proud to be teaming up with other local rescues, including Hill Hounds Rescue and Animal Sanctuary, Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue, Caroline County Humane Society, Baywater Animal Rescue, and Dorchester County Dog Control.

Make sure you save the date: 

August 5th from 11 AM to 2 PM!

Bark to School is a free, family entertainment and community service event featuring local rescues and humane societies, community resources, food trucks, kid’s activities, and more!


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 Caroline County Humane Society, click here.

For Dorchester County Dog Control, click here.

For Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue, click here.

For Hill Hounds Rescue and Animal Sanctuary, click here.

We are so thankful to our community sponsors for giving back to the families in our community! Thanks to Shore United Bank and Veterinary Medical Center for funding our School Supply Giveaway. If you are in need of supplies for the upcoming school year, stop by our event to grab your FREE bag of supplies.

$1 Microchips will be available during the event!

We highly encourage you to call ahead and schedule an appointment for that day and to prefill out any needed paperwork. Microchips are through 24 PetWatch and will be registered for you. Walk-ins are available during the event.

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

Talbot Humane’s Inaugural Holiday Ornament Contest

Talbot Humane is excited to announce the

Inaugural Holiday Ornament Contest

  • This contest is open to all ages.
  • The ornaments will have two sides, both designed by the artist.
  • While submissions may be in any size, please keep in mind the ornament is a 3” circle.  
    • Detail from larger and/or square/rectangular submissions may be lost during reduction and transfer.
  • The front side should depict the artists version of “The spirit of Christmas at Talbot Humane.” 
  • The back side will include Talbot Humane, the year, and the artist’s name.
  • The deadline for artists to submit their proposal is July 14th.
  • The proposal can be as simple as a sketch with a descriptive sentence or as detailed as desired.
  • The Talbot Humane Board of Directors will judge all submissions and announce the winner by July 21st.
  • The finished project will be due by August 23rd.
  • Talbot Humane will issue a press release with the contest winner’s name, a one paragraph bio, and a thumbnail of the winning image.
Submissions may be emailed to info@talbothumane.org subject: ornament contest or dropped off to 7894 Ocean Gateway, Easton MD during office hours attention Patty Quimby.
***Final image will be property of Talbot Humane***

Weis Market “Round Up” for Talbot Humane

For the Month of May when you Round Up at Weis in Easton Talbot Humane wins! For the past several years Weis of Easton has been able to donate several thousand dollars to the animals through this program. A few pennies to you or me means A LOT to the animals of our community! 

Oxford Picket Fences 2023

The wonderful town of Oxford Maryland is once again holding their “Picket Fences” Auction. Each year local artists paint a picket fence in support of local non-profits! This year our artist is once again Mark Montoya! He created a true Eastern Shore scene called “All About Maryland”. This 2-sided beauty is on display at the Robert Morris Inn! To see all of the wonderful Fences, place a bid or learn more about the program visit https://portofoxford.com/picket-fences/


Lunch for the Pets! June 2nd

Join us for lunch on Friday June 2nd to help the animals of Talbot Humane! $10 for sandwich, chips and a drink. Bake sale that day too! Pre-orders are welcome. We will deliver to local businesses who order 10 or more. To pre-order, request delivery or if you want to bake- contact Megan Dornton, our Volunteer and Community Events Coordinator today! 410-822-0107 or megandornton@gmail.com 

UNLEASHED Runs St. Michaels this Spring!

UNLEASHED for Talbot Humane is back and running local this Spring! UNLEASHED is in it’s 11th year of raising funds for the pets and programs served by Talbot Humane. This Spring we are running the St. Michaels Running Festival on May 20th. We are excited to invite the community- weekend warriors to confirmed couch potatoes to join us in taking ordinary people and helping them do extraordinary things for themselves and the animals. 

Don’t let the idea of having never run, or having to raise funds stop you from coming out. We promise- you will be able to do both! We help you every step of the way with both training and fundraising. Remember, you can do anything you put your heart and mind to! 

Upcoming Dates:
  • Saturday February 18th at 11A: Informational Meeting at Talbot Humane (cottage next door) 
  • Saturday February 25th at 7A: First Day of Training- Rails to Trails parking lot next to TC Board of Education Building
  • Saturday March 25th: Last day to join 

For more information, questions or to just talk to someone about the program please email Coach Amy at talbothumanevolunteer@gmail.com or Coach Patty at patty@talbothumane.org or call us at 410-822-0107. 

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

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