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Beer company gives workers a week off work when they get a new puppy

17 February 2017 - 53   - 0

A craft beer company is offering staff members with new dogs a week of 'Puppy Parental Leave'. 

BrewDog, a canine-inspired Scottish beer company, will offer the benefit to staff at its soon-to-be opened Ohio brewery, the Daily Mail reported.

At its headquarters in Aberdeenshire, the company has 50 office dogs it considers part of its crew.Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie, who started the company with their dog Bracken in 2007, said they were eager to give workers enough time to bond with their new pets and not worry about their work suffering. 

'Yes, 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.

'So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff to help settle a new furry family member into their home,' the pair said in a company announcement. 

Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie said they wanted to give staff time to bond with their pets 

The perk will be available to staff at the Columbus, Ohio, the company's first American base which opens on February 20. 

'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 CEOs added.

BrewDog is one of the world's fastest growing artisan beer companies and has grown from having two staff with as many investors in 2007 to a global team of 540 in 2015. 

It now has 32,000 shareholders and has broken equity crowdfunding records.  

Allowing dogs in the office is a popular benefit among tech companies.

Both Google and Amazon allow staff to bring the animals in alongside a host of others in different industries.

(Daily Mail)

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