Brew Dog Announces It Will Give Paw-ternity Leave to Its Employees

New pet parents will get time off.
By: Aly Semigran
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With a perfectly apt name like Brew Dog, it’s not hard to imagine why this UK-based brewery joined the growing ranks of companies who are giving their employees paw-ternity leave.

In late February, the pet-friendly Brew Dog (which has locations in both the U.K. and the U.S.) announced they “will be offering all staff an additional week of leave when they have a new puppy or rescue a hound.”

The big news, which even caught the attention of the Today show, should make waves here in America, considering Brew Dog will be the first company to offer a paw-ternity leave stateside.

The pet care doesn’t stop there for employees of this brewery and pub company. Employees are allowed to bring their dogs into work with them, too.

BrewDog co-founder James Watt said in an official statement:

“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. So 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; at BrewDog, we care about two things above all else. People and beer. We also just really really like dogs.”

The feeling is mutual.

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