No matter how much we want to adopt a new pet, sometimes the responsibility of caring for a fury family member hinders our chances of going through with it. New pets need a lot of attention to adapt to their new home. Plus, if you decide to get a puppy or kitten, they need to be trained and the house needs to be chew and scratch proofed. Finding the time in between work and accommodating your new pet is a challenge that keeps many want-to-be pet owners pet-less.
A new concept may change the stress that comes along with new pet ownership called, “pawternity.” A company in Dublin, Ireland, is taking the notion of maternity leave and applying it to a bundle of puppy joy. If you want to adopt a pet, you can be rest assured that you and your pet have time to bond with up to a week’s worth of work-at-home time.
Not only does this give workers the flexibility to welcome their new fur baby to an unfamiliar environment, it also encourages more people to adopt a pet. If every company offered a pawternity package, then hesitate animal-lovers would be more inclined to take on the task of pet ownership. This would give more pets a home and ensure that owners take the time to prepare their house, train their pet, and, most importantly, enjoy playtime. It would also reduce the number of pets returned to shelters or abandoned since the stress of a pet duty would be lowered.
When choosing your next career move or if you own your own business, you just might want to consider some personal time for new pet owners. For whether you are an employee or a boss, we all know that time management while working full time is always a challenge. This revolutionary policy can make the work environment feel like less of an obligation and more of an agreement when personal matters are recognized, especially when it comes to adding new additions to your family.