Best Job Perk Ever? This Brewery Gives New Dog Owners Paid Paw-rental Leave

February 20, 2017
by Lisa McGreevy
Staff Writer
Job benefits

A Scotland-based brewery is offering a new perk to its employees — and it sent the Penny Hoarder office into fits of glee.

BrewDog now provides a week of paid time off to workers who adopt new puppies or rescue dogs.

Awwwww.

Talk about job benefits…

This Company Offers Paw-some Job Benefits

In a company blog post, BrewDog says, “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 a working week’s leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home.”

The company’s name pretty much gives away its love of canines, but this new benefit seals the deal that the beer makers lead the pack when it comes to puppy love.

Really, would you expect anything less from a company that sells beer with names like Dog E and Santa Paws?

Parents of tiny humans get love, too. Brewdog says it also offers “enhanced maternity and paternity leave for all our employees — those looking after two-legged arrivals are also well catered for!”

Measuring Company Size, One Dog at a Time

Since opening its doors in 2007, BrewDog has always measured its size by the number of employees and dogs. In 2007, there were “two employees and one dog.”

By 2015, the brewery had 540 employees….and still one dog.

One dog? Something tells me the doggy co-founder simply gets top billing above any pups that have joined the BrewDog family since the company was founded.

BrewDog has seven bars in London proper and a total of 32 bars around the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. Of course dogs are welcome in each one.

BrewDog is Coming to the U.S. in 2017

Later this year, BrewDog will open a U.S.-based headquarters and brewery in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The company is expected to hire over 100 people.

Keep an eye on their job listing page for updates and also check out how to ace an interview at BrewDog.

Good dog!

Your turn: Is puppy parental leave one of the best job benefits ever or the best job benefit ever?

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She doesn’t currently have a dog, thanks to a couple of clingy cats who would eat all her shoes if she tried to get one.

by Lisa McGreevy
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