For Olivia Glynn dogs aren’t just our four-legged friends but sentient beings with the intelligence and the emotional needs of small children. As a way to bring a gentler, personalized approach to grooming, she founded Pawsitivity Pet Spa in 2014. As Asheville, NC’s only holistic, one-on-one pet spa, they focus on getting to know each pet and offer a kennel-free facility, mud massages, herbal salt soaks and pawdicures. To foster a comfortable and kind environment for humans and canines alike, the company prioritizes employees’ well-being. They provide regular time off, a living wage and a positive work environment, as well as provide job opportunities to local minorities and underprivileged communities, including the LGBTQI+ community.