UK Brewery Offers Paid 'Paw-Ternity' Leave For New Puppy Parents

An entire week of paid leave is available for 1,000 employees with new puppies or rescue dogs.

A Scottish brewery doesn't want their employees to have a rough time taking care of their dogs when becoming new pet owners.

A new "puppy parental leave" policy at BrewDog brewery gives employees who have a new dog a week of paid leave to get to know their new addition. The benefit will be offered to all of BrewDog’s nearly 1,000 employees.


BrewDog’s co-founder James Watt says the leave will help dog owners become adapted to their new surroundings.

"It's not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, and many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home," said company co-founder James Watt. "We wanted to take the stress out of the situation and let our teams take the time they need to welcome their new puppy or dog into their family."

"We always want to raise the bar when it comes to offering our staff the best possible benefits," Watt said. "We care about two things above all else: people and beer. We also just really like dogs."

The company was founded in 2007 as “two guys and their dog”. Founders Watt and Martin Dickie also allow staff to bring their dogs to work.

BrewDog is planning to open a location in Columbus, Ohio, later on this year.

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