BrewDog brewery lives up to its name by offering workers 'paw-ternity' leave

Photo from The Associated Press
Photo from The Associated Press

A Scottish beer company in Ohio has become the first company in the U.S. to give employees time off to connect with a new pet, which they are calling “paw-ternity” leave.

BrewDog brewery is now giving employees one week of puppy parental leave to help the dog and its new family bond and work out a healthy schedule and routine.

“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,” company co-founder James Watt told People. “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.”

The company’s perks do not stop at the parental dog leave. They have canine-friendly offices, as well. Even their bars and brew pubs are compatible for dogs, according to the company’s Instagram page.

The Scottish import brand began operating in 2007 as “two employees and one dog,” according to their website. Over the past decade, the business has grown to include more than 1,000 employees and the company’s first brewery in North America opened in Columbus, Ohio.

The craft beer company put together a short video clip to highlight how high of a priority the health and happiness of their employees and dogs is to them. The footage was posted on Twitter to share the new benefits of “paw-ternity” leave.

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