Owner, Cindy Dennis (

I grew up on a farm in Enterprise, Alabama surrounded by fields, woods, creeks and ponds. At any given time, we had cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, horses, hamsters, at least 10 barn cats, and 3-6 family dogs. On the farm, I could always be found outside in my bare feet and overalls with the dogs. They were my best friends.

In college I could not have a pet, but soon after graduation, I got a border collie mix puppy named Fermina. We had 13 wonderful years together until she passed away from spleen cancer. Soon afterwards I found Polly, a Mini Australian Shepherd, on Kenya, a lab mix, came along when her owner had to move out of state with a new job that required more travel. And in January 2015, I brought home the adorable Toy Mini Aussie, Izzie. I love my 3 furbabies!!!

I have always been around pets and I always have taken care of pets for my friends and neighbors. This turned into my own pet care company called Polly’s Pet Care in Atlanta. I boarded dogs in my home, did mid-day walks and in-home visits for out of town clients. I grew the business from zero clients to over 50 in the first year and a half. At the same time, I worked in real estate, was president of my very active neighborhood association and served numerous community organizations.

The moment I saw Spring Valley Farm I knew in my heart that it was the perfect place for me. I am finally back home to the farm where I am the happiest, surrounded by dogs.


Dog Handlers:

Bridget Wilson is in her 8th year with SVF. She was born and raised in Pisgah Forest, and has vet tech experience. When the dogs see Bridget, they know that they are in for a fun time! She is also very organized and concerned for their safety, making SVF a better place every day. Bridget sees and remembers everything, and has genuine love and concern for all of the dogs and their parents. Your dog will love and trust her and so will you!