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Scottish brewery gives dog parents their day with paw-ternity leave

BrewDog offers one week of paid leave for new puppy parents.

With a name like BrewDog, it should be clear that there is one pet the Scottish brewery holds in high regard.

Not only are employees of the beer makerencouraged to bring their dogs to work any time they want, the company is now offering one week of paid Puppy Paternal Leave.

Yes, you read that correctly, and yes, you should be jealous.

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“Having dogs in our offices makes everyone else more chilled and relaxed — but we know only too well that having a new arrival — whether a mewling pup or unsettled rescue dog — can be stressful for human and hound both,” BrewDog wrote on its website. “So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff a working week’s leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home.”

The pup perk is open to all employees, including those who will be part of BrewDog's soon-to-open stateside offshoot in Columbus, Ohio. That location is set to open on Monday.

“We’re not aware of any other American company giving a week’s leave to their staff to help build the bond between them and their dog — but then few other companies have four-legged friends at their centre as we do,” the company wrote.

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The move, which joins an enhanced parental leave program for two-legged arrivals, helps BrewDog get closer to its one ulterior motive: “to be the best company to work for, ever. Whether man, woman or pup, we encourage all members of our family to support and look out for one another,” the company said.

BrewDog was founded by James Watt and Martin Dickie and original brew dog, Bracken, in 2007. It runs 32 BrewDog bars in the U.K. and has more than 400 employees.

 

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