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Raising a puppy can be hard work. It turns out that some companies sympathise with this transition and now 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.

1. How much time off does the company MarsPetcare offer and what are other pet related benefits?
2. What are the criteria at Mparticle?
3. What was the most interesting issue in this article?
4. How would you account for this employee benefit in terms of the journal entry made?

Dodgson, M. (2018). Four companies that give staff paid time off when they get a puppy. Business Insider, March 23 (Retrievable online at