Some employers offering 'pawternity leave' for workers

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Thursday, July 7, 2022
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"Pawternity leave" - or giving employees time off to care for new pets - is starting to be recognized by more companies.

"Pawternity leave" - or giving employees time off to care for new pets - is starting to be recognized by more companies.

Some employers offer their workers anywhere from a day to a week of paid leave to welcome a new furry friend into the family.

Among employers who recognize this perk are Mars Petcare (the pet-food division of the candy giant), Brewdog PLC, tech firm mParticle and dog-walking service Rover. mParticle will give employees two weeks of paid time if they adopt an animal from a shelter.

Some companies also give employees paid bereavement time for the loss of a beloved pet.