Pet adoption services. Of course, the primary reason for the shelter is to have their animals adopted and go to a safe and happy home. The shelter can help select the best animal for you by figuring what kind of animal, breed, or the right temperament of animal that would suit you and your household. They can give you all of the animal’s history and any medical problems that the animal may have. This is to make sure that you can continue the current and future care of the animal. Many shelters will outreach to the community so that there is continual support, supplies and potential foster homes for the animals.