Talbot Humane


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.

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby Receives Prestigious Certified Animal Welfare Administrator Credential



Easton, MD – Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane & chief Animal Control Officer, recently earned her Certified Animal Welfare Administrator certification through The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, an independent agency whose mission is to help develop strong leaders and promote standards of practice in the animal welfare profession.  Crankshaw-Quimby is now one of several hundred individuals to hold this prestigious designation.

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement administers the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program which distinguishes top-level executives and managers working in both nonprofit and municipal animal welfare agencies. In addition to meeting strict eligibility requirements for leadership and management in the animal welfare field, Crankshaw-Quimby needed to pass a rigorous exam to earn her CAWA designation.

The CAWA exam covers best practices in animal welfare with questions reviewing leadership, human resources, finance, fundraising, marketing, administration, and animal care.  Obtaining her CAWA status validates her work in the animal welfare field and illustrates her competency to contribute to broader animal welfare conversations as they pertain to her community and across the country.

Jim Tedford, The Association’s CEO noted, “Certified Animal Welfare Administrators have demonstrated that they hold specialized qualifications and a commitment to high standards and ethical practices in our industry. We respect their dedication to their own professional development and their pursuit of leadership excellence.”


About Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, Executive Director- Talbot Humane

Patty graduated from Salisbury University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Her journey in animal welfare began in 1999 as an animal caretaker at Talbot Humane. Over the years she has held many positions with the organization including animal control officer, shelter coordinator and has been executive director since March 2011.

Patty is the current president of Professional Animal Workers of Maryland- the state association of animal control agencies and animal shelters, a consumer member of the Maryland Board of Veterinary Examiners, instructor for the East Coast Animal Control Academy, and sits on the Maryland Spay/Neuter Advisory Board. She resides in Easton with her husband, 3 bulldogs, 3 tortoises, 2 cats and geriatric leopard gecko.

About The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Since 1970, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement has been leading the conversation among animal welfare leaders. As the only membership organization dedicated exclusively to animal welfare, care, and control professionals, The Association develops strong leaders, promotes standards of practice, and cultivates collaboration to advance the animal welfare profession with a united voice. For more information, please visit theaawa.org.

Accepting Corporate Sponsors and Friends of UNLEASHED

We are looking for team sponsors for year 10! A great way to support the team, Talbot Humane and individual runners and show your Talbot Humane pride! 

Many opportunities from friends of UNLEASHED to take part in helping ordinary folks do extraordinary things for themselves and the animals we serve. 

Download the sponsorship form today! UNLEASHED sponsorship form.summer.22



UNLEASHED Returns for Year 10

We are so excited to share our Charity Running Program- UNLEASHED for Talbot Humane is returning- and it is the program’s 10th anniversary!  This program has taken hundreds of local friends across finish lines over the past 10 years, and raised close to $400,000 for the animals.

This wholly supportive, non-competitive program seriously takes everyone- from couch potato to weekend warrior and teaches & trains you through the Galloway run:walk program. You are put in a pace group with others of the same fitness level. You encourage each other and WILL cross that finish line together each week of training, and at the final day- race day!

In exchange for training, runners agree to raise funds for Talbot Humane. “It is truly a win: win situation,” says veteran UNLEASHER Sara Rhoades. “I never would have thought I could finish a half marathon 10 years ago- and here I am still running and racing today at age 71 with UNLEASHED! If you are looking to change your life- this is the group for you.” Changing your life and the lives of animals- what could be better?

This year we are training for the Richmond Half Marathon. It a race we have trained members for in the past, so we know all the ins and outs of race day!

If you are interested in being added to our informational email list add your information here- (please note we never sell or share your information!) https://hipaa.jotform.com/pattycquimby/unleashed-email-opt-in-form

Dates to Remember: 

  • Wednesday August 3rd at 6PM: Informational Meeting at Talbot Humane. Come hear from our coaches all about the program, how raising funds is the easy part and meet some of our amazing friends who have had their lives changed thanks to UNLEASHED.
  • Saturday August 6th at 7AM: Try it You’ll Like It – we meet at the Rails to Trails parking lot off of Springdale St. next to the Talbot County Board of Education. Come see what a day of UNLEASHED is like. We will have coaches and alumni runners there to answer questions and take you on a short jaunt on the trail!
  • Saturday August 13th at 7AM: First day of Training!
  • Wednesday September 14th: Last day to register for this season of UNLEASHED

If you have any questions about the program we are here to answer!  Contact Head Coach Amy at talbothumanevolunteer@gmail.com or call 410-822-0107.


Thank you to our corporate sponsors!


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