Beer Company To Give Staff Week Off If They Get A New Puppy

BrewDog, a Scottish canine-inspired brewery, has just come up with the ultimate work perk – the ‘pawternity’  or ‘puppy paternity leave’, where staff members are allowed to take a week off if and when they get a new poppy.

The brewery, which launched the pup-friendly policy at their first US brewery in Ohio, are also allowing their staff to bring in their new babies to work when necessary.


BrewDog was founded by James Watt and Martin Dickie, along with their dog Bracken.

Its headquarters are located in Aberdeenshire and has had a reputation for housing fifty team members, as well as their office dogs, who they consider as part of their crew.

In a company announcement, the couple said:

“Here at BrewDog, we care about many things but have two main focuses above all others – our beer and our people. And over the years we have noticed that our people also care about many things but have two main focuses above all others – our beer and their dogs.

We totally get that. That’s why we let them bring their four-legged friends to work at BrewDog, and why we are now going one better with the latest awesome – or should that be pawesome – staff perk.”

The announcement continued:

“Ever since Bracken, the original Brew Dog, first watched James and Martin mash in batch number one of Punk IPA back in 2007, dogs have been central to our way of life.

Puppy Parental Leave will support nervy canines and their owners alike in those all-important first few days of the greatest relationship a person can have (children excepted – more on them later).

The company, which now employs over 1,000 staff members across all their branches, also welcomes all types of dog owners in their bars, so everyone is free to enjoy their beer along with their best friends.

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