Paid Paw-ternity Leave
21 February 2017
Workers at a craft brewing company will be given a week of paid 'paw-ternity leave' if they adopt a dog, to help them bond with their new arrival.
Aberdeenshire firm BrewDog has launched the Puppy Parental Leave programme for any new dog owners on the staff, whether they get a puppy or adopt an older rescue dog.
The brewery prides itself on being a dog-friendly workplace, and has around 50 office dogs. It's hoped the scheme will help dogs settle into their new homes while their owner is around, making them feel at ease sooner. The scheme is due to open in the spring.
Company co-founder James Watt said:
“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.”