DOG DAYS

Taking time out for paw-ternity leave…

Here at BrewDog, we care about many things but have two main focuses above all others – our beer and our people. And over the years we have noticed that our people also care about many things but have two main focuses above all others – our beer and their dogs. We totally get that. That’s why we let them bring their four-legged friends to work at BrewDog, and why we are now going one better with the latest awesome – or should that be pawesome – staff perk.

We are introducing Puppy Parental Leave across our company.

Yes, having dogs in our offices makes everyone else more chilled and relaxed – but 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.

Ever since Bracken, the original Brew Dog, first watched James and Martin mash in batch number one of Punk IPA back in 2007 dogs have been central to our way of life. Puppy Parental Leave will support nervy canines and their owners alike in those all-important first few days of the greatest relationship a person can have (children excepted – more on them later).

This brand new pooch-based perk will be available to all BrewDog crewmembers across the globe, including those joining our ship Stateside as part of BrewDog Columbus. We’re not aware of any other American company giving a week’s leave to their staff to help build the bond between them and their dog – but then few other companies have four-legged friends at their centre as we do.

Alongside this, we are also proud to be a Living Wage employer and offer sabbaticals for our crew as well as sharing 10% of the annual profits of our company between everyone who made it happen. Plus we embrace beer knowledge with the highest number of Cicerone-trained staff of any company in the world – and we also offer enhanced maternity and paternity pay for two-legged arrivals!

These benefits are all part of us heading towards one simple aim – to be the best company to work for, ever. Whether man, woman or pup we encourage all members of our family to support and look out for one another, and this also applies to those of you who visit our network of BrewDog Bars. Every single one is dog-friendly, so as our staff don’t have to leave their faithful friends behind you don’t need to either. How does that sound?

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norma_jones@hotmail.co.uk 21st February, 2017 8:12pm
What a wonderful idea. Being a strong supporter of Pozega dogs a wonderful rescue in Serbia run by 2 young ladies who volunteer this is so important when adopt a rescue. Ours come from the most horrendous kill shelters cruelty is beyond belief but all of adopted and fostered dogs are remarkable happy trusting souls even after what humans have done to them. Thank you for raising rescue awareness.
Carmen -Perú 21st February, 2017 4:38pm
Hello, I'm Carmen from Peru. I adopted a Pithorse breed dog. Of three months of age. They abandoned him in a tree near my parents' house. He is blind from birth, with glaucoma. His name is "Chocolate." At home he plays a lot, when they visit me, they do not think he's blind.
BRAVO !!!! POR USTEDES!!!
Me 21st February, 2017 1:34pm
I would love to work for you ?
Sookie 21st February, 2017 9:45am
Great! We also have our dogs in our office and thats the best thing ever. Forget all the haters, this kind of persons are like a virus that you cant get rid of it. From us from germany we say thank you and go for it! You did it good
Rick Cancilla 21st February, 2017 6:10am
How drunk do you have to be to pretend to be the parent of a dog??
UEDA 21st February, 2017 4:03am
The dogs of this company are happy?
Klauss 20th February, 2017 11:14pm
You are awesome. I am buying your beer! You guys are awesome, i' going to recomend your beer to everybody, I wish more employers were like you!
Susan 20th February, 2017 10:20pm
What about people that get dogs from Breeders who are small business owners and are responsibly breeding and raising dogs? It has to be a rescue?
BrewDog Rich 20th February, 2017 11:59am
Nic - We offer enhanced maternity and paternity leave for all our employees - those looking after two-legged arrivals are also well catered for!

David - Our Puppy Leave policy also includes rescue dogs :)
Nic 19th February, 2017 3:12pm
Tell us what your maternity leave is for your male and female employees and maybe I'll be impressed ...
David 19th February, 2017 1:59pm
This is nice but how about focusing some on the plight of all the dogs that are dumped by people who get tired of them or decide they can't take care of them. What about giving employees that take in a stray or adopt from a shelter two weeks off? Now, I'd drink to that!
Monica 18th February, 2017 10:49pm
I hope to see others follow in your footsteps!!
Deborah Bieman 18th February, 2017 6:43pm
I don't like beer but I LOVE this company!! Just because of what you do I may have to try a brew or two again. My support is hugely with you!
Gina 18th February, 2017 5:52pm
Absolutely fantastic!
Brian 18th February, 2017 3:25pm
I saw your story on Bing while walking my two Rescue Dogs on our 3 mile walk around our lake. I don't drink alcohol but I will be looking at supporting you with purchasing some merchandise!
Hi From Wisconsin! Dolfan0118@Yahoo.com
Bob 18th February, 2017 2:19pm
Who distributes your product in the US? I believe this is an awesome policy for ALL new additions to your employees families and want to give you the chance to be my beer of choice.-Bob Coventry, RI. USA.
Joe mandaro 18th February, 2017 3:19am
I'll be waiting for your doors to open as soon as you come close to the Carolinas. Or should I say we? My owner will be with me.

Thanks george
Peter 17th February, 2017 10:16pm
Good job. I just ordered my first case of beer and t shirt. Big dog lover here in CT. USA. and new customer. Can not wait for my liqueur store to carry your beer.
Rich 17th February, 2017 9:26pm
Aaaaaaand now I need BrewDog in my life...
lauren 17th February, 2017 9:11pm
my dog's name is oskar blues but his middle name will have to be "brewdog" - two paws up for your paw-ternity leave policy. i look forward to trying your suds!
steve 17th February, 2017 7:44pm
I will so learn to find and like your beer, thanks
Christina 17th February, 2017 6:47pm
I live in the Central Ohio area AND I'm a dog mom! THIS IS AWESOME!!!
CECI 17th February, 2017 6:44pm
You, your pups, and your beer rock! Welcome to the USA!
anonymous 17th February, 2017 6:30pm
You are awesome. I am buying your beer!
Corrie 17th February, 2017 5:15pm
I've never heard of BrewDog before, but I'm gonna buy the crap out of your beer now.
Nicole 17th February, 2017 4:59pm
Best company policy ever!!!!! You just got a new customer!!!
Lola and Lucy 17th February, 2017 4:53pm
Arf arf woof woof bow wow WOW!!! Our Daddy says thank you for being so fantastic! We hope you can open a shop in Austin, Texas someday. Love and slobbers, Lola and Lucy
Marc Finney 17th February, 2017 4:48pm
What a fantastic idea! My poor little Staffie pup was already upset enough at leaving his mum and coming to a new house at the tender age of 8 weeks. If I'd have had the chance to spend time with him to help him settle in instead of carting him to my poor mum's house every morning before work it would have been far easier on all concerned. Well done Brewdog!
Suzanne 17th February, 2017 3:59pm
BrewDog you are ACE and awesomely pawsome. I have a request from a dear friend who has just moved to Philadelphia, and is dead keen for you to open a brewery there so she can apply to work with you BrewDog beer gods. Please make it so. It would make her life somewhat more bearable in these politically surreal times. (Where shall I send the brown envelope stuffed with cash?)
Maria Tornqvist 16th February, 2017 11:20pm
Love you guys! What an amazing gesture, and concept, to have Puppy Leave! I will be spreading the word on you guys! Love it love it love it! SKAL!
BrewDog Rich 16th February, 2017 5:35pm
JR - We have seven bars in London at the moment; Camden, Clapham Junction, Clerkenwell, Homerton, Shepherd's Bush, Shoreditch and Soho > https://www.brewdog.com/bars/uk < all are dog friendly :)
JR 16th February, 2017 5:05pm
Brilliant. Where are your properties/pubs in London as I will be using them. x
JR 16th February, 2017 5:04pm
Fantastic. Your company is the face of the future. I love your policy and would actively support your products because of that. You have it so right. A beacon in the depressing world of cosumerism and "celebreties". You are so real, in a world I would like to inhabit.
Carl 16th February, 2017 5:02pm
Absolutely "Pawsome".
What a beer refreshing change to see there's at least one employer out there who genuinely understands the value of investing in its employees.
Not just their welfare but their happiness also.
Now mines a pint of BrewDog!
Holger with Mini, Mukkel and Lilly 16th February, 2017 4:47pm
Great idea in an otherwise unfriendly an cold world!
Scots rule!
Sharon Comrie 16th February, 2017 1:40pm
Well done BrewDog for looking after your staff with Fur Babies

Congratulations
Nick 16th February, 2017 4:12am
For cattos as well as doggos? Kitties need socialization too.
Mike Chang 15th February, 2017 2:10pm
ACE. I don't work here but that is just ACE.
ACE.
Gillian - plusPERFORMANCE 15th February, 2017 9:44am
Very inspiring, I work with companies to get them to understand how important their employees are and that perks are not necessarily monetary. May I use Brewdog as an example of forward thinking and how to really get the best from their "crews:?
Justin 14th February, 2017 8:21pm
Brilliant idea - I love creative, forward thinking companies that really consider their staff! We have a dog friendly office and love the atmosphere it creates!
BrewDog Rich 14th February, 2017 9:01am
Dave/Julie - We are always looking for great people (whether they bring their dog with them or not) - check out our latest vacancies here >> https://www.brewdog.com/about/work-for-brewdog
Dave Addison 14th February, 2017 8:45am
What a great ethos. I personally love seeing dogs in pubs... especially relaxed pooches.
I applaud Brew Dog's view on our canine friends... should push for an Open Brew Doggies themed event each year... Seriously...
Oh... any jobs going at Brew Dog?
Keep up the great promo work you are doining. It works. Dave Addison... Brylach, Moray.
Gwen 13th February, 2017 11:24pm
Woof! (from Poppy the Poodle) and a Brilliant! (from me the human).
Certainly a dog's life at Brew Dog...
Karen 13th February, 2017 10:35pm
One more reason to love you guys and your company. Hope to see you in Columbus soon!
Rick Miller (not millet) 13th February, 2017 9:18pm
Just read the complete article and even more good news that the bars are dog friendly. We were going to bring our dog on our next trip to Columbus and we found a dog freindly hotel but figured we'd have to leave her there while we visited BrewDogs.
Zizzi the Cat 13th February, 2017 7:00pm
This is the reason Brewdog is number 1.

Even cats love Brewdog.

Meow!
Neil Young 13th February, 2017 5:19pm
I've got my 2 dogs up in Edinburgh with me whilst the other half is away to Germany with work. Oh. I'm the Boss so I take them to work. Yep they love the 3 mile work in and back everyday. But I'm going to pop into Brewdog tomorrow as it's my Anniversary and I have just found out they don't mind dogs coming in. Pint of New England please.
Icabod 13th February, 2017 5:13pm
Lead the way!
Julie Hunter 13th February, 2017 1:44pm
I wish more employers were like Brewdog ! I don't have kids but have 3 fur kids now after adopting one from Spain in October. I had to take a weeks holiday to settle him in so pawternity would have been ideal option !! Btw any jobs going ?? ????????????????
Rick Millet 13th February, 2017 1:43pm
WOW, what a great perk. You guys are awesome.
Kate 13th February, 2017 11:29am
So happy we invested in this company -- as the owner of two rescues, this is amazing.
Mary 13th February, 2017 11:20am
Brill idea, all I need now is a job with Brewdog.
Paul 13th February, 2017 10:30am
Take mine into Brum bar when I can - he always gets a better welcome than I do!
Buddy 13th February, 2017 10:23am
Buddy says this is great! (Buddy's owner Maxwell)