A few companies offer “pawternity leave” so you can spend some time together.
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  • Welcoming a new puppy into your home isn’t always easy.
  • It can be time consuming getting your new furry friend to settle in.
  • Luckily, a few companies offer “pawternity leave” so you can spend some time together.
  • We’ve rounded them up in honour of National Puppy Day.
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Anyone who has experienced getting a puppy knows it can be hard work. Owners often refer to their pets as “fur babies,” which makes a lot of sense considering how much attention puppies require when you first get them.

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Puppies need time to settle into their new home and bond with their owners. They’ve probably just been taken from their mothers and introduced to a brand new environment, so there’s likely to be a lot of crying. And that’s before you can even think about house-training.

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As it turns out, some companies sympathize with this transition and offer what’s known as “pawternity leave.” In fact, research from Petplan found that 5% of owners have been offered paid leave from their job to adjust to their pet owning duties.

These are some of the companies which give you a few days off to bond with your new best friend.


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