Brewing company offering employees paid 'pawternity' leave

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Friday, February 17, 2017
FILE: Puppies of some of the most popular dog breeds are shown off during a news conference at the American Kennel Club on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York.
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A Scottish beer company is offering paid "pawternity leave" to its employees who have a new puppy or rescue dog.

BrewDog, which will soon be opening a brewery in Columbus, Ohio, announced this week it is giving all of its more than 1,000 employees a week off with pay to bond with their new four-legged friends.

The company is calling is "Puppy Parental Leave" and says it believes it is the only company in the U.S. to offer paid time off to bond with dogs.

Brewdog says it has 50 "office dogs" at its headquarters in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.