1/3 of MA Workers Call for Paid Leave Following Loss of Pet
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
According to a survey done by MyPetNeedsThat.com, employees in Massachusetts think they should be entitled to four days paid leave.
‘It’s clear this is an issue which stirs up strong feelings in workers. A pet is part of the family and people obviously want this taken into account by employers nowadays,” said Olivia Williams from MyPetNeedsThat.com.
Pet Bereavement Across Country
MyPetNeedsThat.com surveyed 2,000 American workers across the country.
On average, 35% of them think that pet owners should get paid leave when their pet dies.
South Dakota employees wish to have the most time off when it comes to grieving for a bet with 5.5 days.
MyPetNeedsThat.com writes, “because pets are so important to people, this kind of benefit would undoubtably be more useful and appealing to many workers than, say, a ping pong table, or free beer nights. After all, the loss of pet impacts heavily on its owner, and it’s unlikely they’d be very productive in the aftermath of its death (a staggering 33.3% of people prefer spending time with their pet, than with their partner)."
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Rebecca is a gorgeous adult female chihuahua who is 8-10 years old who is good with dogs and children. For her age, she is very peppy. Her dream home would have a fenced in yard so she could trot and prance around and run very fast!
She is a snuggle bug and snuggles on the couch! She is extremely friendly and very gentle - making her great with children.
She is very quiet - but does bark at strangers. She is mostly housebroken and knows to go outside, but cannot always make it outside and cannot always hold it to get outside.
Wally is a 9 pound little chihuahua with a lot of love to give. Wally is house trained and does well in his crate while his foster parents are away from home. Wally loves playing with the other 4 dogs in the house above all else. He absolutely loves other dogs and will play endlessly!
Zoomies around the yard and playing 'chase' is when Wally is at his happiest. He would be a perfect addition to another pack of smaller dogs. He fit right in with his current foster brothers and sisters no problem.
Wally will walk very nicely on a leash and usually trails behind you a bit to feel more safe out in this scary world. He will bark at others walking by in order to protect you as well.
My name is Summer, and I'm an energetic one year old mixed breed (pittie? lab? kelpie? it's a mystery!) who loves people. I weigh in at a handy 35 lbs. You may have noticed my magnificent ears! They're very beautiful, aren't they?
Here's the deal. I am fit and energetic and VERY athletic. I love to run and I will chase balls forever and I can jump over 5' straight up in the air! I am also very, very smart and curious. I am definitely not the right dog for everyone! My dream is an experienced owner who can provide the time, predictability, and structure that I thrive with. I need a backyard with a physical fence (not an invisible fence)-- I'll happily go running with you, but I need to get the zoomies out in an open space as well. I am very food motivated, and I will learn what you want very quickly! But I am never going to turn into a couch potato type dog, so I need you to love me for who I am.
My name is Simba, and I’m a senior gentleman looking for a quiet place to call home! I lived with the same nice man my entire life, but when he became hospitalized for a long-term illness, he sadly had to ask Broken Tail Rescue to find me a new family.
I am 13 years old and I weigh about 15 pounds. Though I am getting up there in age, I still have a lot of pep in my step and I am excited to be alive. If you see me you'll think, "wow, that is a happy dog!" I am completely housebroken and am an easy dog to have around the house. I love to chill in my bed or at my foster parents feet, and I am not barky, except when I'm crated and I need to go potty. I also enjoy snuggling with my owners either on the couch or on the floor. I LOVE to sleep in bed with my people but please don't roll over or kick me or I might just have to bite you, sorry not sorry. I will forgive you though if you can forgive me.
Darby is a handsome, super sweet mixed breed with a great personality. He is 5 years old but you would never know as he doesn’t look a day over 3…at least that’s what he will tell you! Darby is a perfect size weighing in at around 40 pounds, ideal for sharing forts in the backyard for scheming summer shenanigans.
Darby loves to go for walks! When he sees the leash and harness come out he is ready to hit the pavement. Tennis balls are his absolute FAVORITE, if you are up to it he will fetch that ball for you as long as you let him. He knows his basic commands of sit, down, and a little bit of stay.
Micki is a loving orange and white tabby who has white mittens and a beautiful ringed tail. He's nine years old and a total lover. Micki is affectionate, handsome and trusting of humans.
Micki is very submissive (he's a lover not a figher!) and does not do well with other dominant cats. Dogs are also a no go for this handsome dude. Micki is currently on medication to help him cope with living with his foster brother (dominant cat - they are completely separated, but Micki is still uneasy), but could be weaned off of these meds shortly after adjusting to his new home.
Peanut is a 6 year old orange long-haired beauty whose owners had to surrender her because she didn't adjust to the new baby, despite her family's best efforts.
Poor Peanut -- it must have been very confusing to go from a warm home to the unfamiliar surroundings of the Adoption Center. We hope it won't be long before Peanut finds a new home of her own that can give her the love and happiness she deserves.
Smokey is a sweet dilute torbie (part tortoiseshell, part tabby) with gorgeous coloring! This girl is a glamourpuss! While Smokey is friendly and loves affection, she's also a little shy and likes to hide under her favorite sweatshirt.
Smokey will do best with a kind, patient adopter who can give her the time and space she needs to relax and know that she's in a safe, loving home.
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