Company Offering Paid Time Off for Special Kind of New Parent


I’m a Canadian who lives in the United States, who had my children in Canada, so needless to say the lack of quality maternity leave in the US baffles me.

I was lucky to benefit from the one year maternity leave the Canadian government offers with my own kids, and I’m always so shocked when I read about a woman in the US returning to work mere weeks sometimes after delivery.

With so many new parents returning to work so quickly after having a child simply so they don’t lose their job, I find it pretty amazing that I recently read about a company that has offered paid ‘paw-ternity’ leave for any employee who gets a new puppy or rescue dog.

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Kelli

Kelli is a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.


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