Pet stores do not only provide quality food and supplies for companion pets. They are also a wonderful resource for livestock owners. Many people operate small, backyard farms today as hobbies and to supplement their income. They require feed, fencing and other supplies to be affordable and readily available. Unlike large farming operations many lack the space to store large shipments and may also lack the funds to purchase in bulk even if storage is available. Having a local supplier that understands their needs increases their ability to run a profitable enterprise and care for their animals as needed.