Bringing home a barking bundle of joy is a lot like having a newborn baby.
I mean sure, babies may not lick their butts or eat your favorite pair of tennis shoes, but they do require a whole lot of care and attention, just like new puppies.
Between feeding, walking, training, playing and cleaning up a bunch of dog-induced messes throughout the day, these furry lil' fellas can really run you ragged.
Plus, puppy owners are no strangers to the joy of being woken up by their barking fur baby at all hours of the night.
Yep, having a new puppy can be just as time consuming and exhausting as having a human baby.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise some companies are giving new dog owners the same PTO privileges as new mothers.
That's right. The craft beer company, BrewDog, just introduced a Puppy Parental Leave policy that allows its employees to take paid leave in order to get their new dog settled in.
I repeat: Paid puppy leave finally exists, so now there's nothing stopping you from adopting a four-legged BFF.
BrewDog's Puppy Parental Leave is just like maternity leave, in that it allows staff members to take off from work in order to care for their new dog without using their paid vacation days.
According to Brewdog's co-founder, James Watt,
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
But wait — it gets even better.
BrewDog knows no puppy parent wants to deal with the heart-breaking burden of of leaving a new dog at home all day.
When you're finally ready to go back to work, you can bring your beloved pup to the office and show the little guy off to all of your co-workers!
There are about 50 dogs that have become office regulars in BrewDog's main Aberdeenshire office, and the company also allows doggos in the majority of its bars, too.
So yeah, if you're looking for an employer that loves dogs as much as you do, you might want to scope out some of the available positions at this tag-wagging workplace.