Today’s Solutions: September 25, 2022

While it’s not something considered in job benefits, taking care of one’s pets does take time. Checkups with the vet and necessary treatment can necessitate pet owners to miss a couple of days of work to care for their furry loved ones

In recognition of this responsibility, more companies are starting to offer “pawternity” leave, and time off for employees to take care of their pets. 

Some companies offer between a day and a week of paid time off for a pet owner to take care of a new pet. Many of the companies that recognize “pawternity” leave are pet product and service companies. These include the pet food division of Mars Bars candy, Mars Petcare, Brewdog PLC, and the dog-walking service Rover. Also, data company mParticle is offering paid time off for its employees to take care of their pets. 

Some companies are also offering paid time off for the bereavement of lost pets.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

What you need to do to make your office more sustainable

Chances are it takes quite a lot of resources to keep your office running. Think about it. The office needs lighting and heat, the ...

Read More

These little tweaks will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle

While it may not be so hard to start living a healthier lifestyle, maintaining one can be very challenging. Having said this, here are ...

Read More

How this city in Illinois plans to stop homelessness by the end of the year

Less than a decade ago, more than 700 people were homeless in the small, 150,000 person city of Rockford, Illinois, about 90 miles northwest ...

Read More

5 ways to boost your microbiome this summer

There's no debating the importance of a healthy gut for overall well-being—and now, more than ever, staying in optimal health is top of mind ...

Read More