Well, there’s one company that’s doing exactly that. Harper Collins Publishers India has introduced “pawternity leave” for its employees who have adopted pets.  Employees are entitled to a weeks’ leave. Besides this,  pet parents can also bring their pets to work.


This is probably the first Indian company to do so.



“At HarperCollins we want the very best of work-life balance for our colleagues, and that includes being mindful about their family needs," Ananth Padmanabhan, Chief Executive Officer of HCI, told HuffPost India. "Pet children need as much attention [as human children], if not more. We don't want colleagues to worry about the number of leaves they have before deciding to start a family."


The idea behind this initiative was to introduce a bond between pets and their parents, just like one would expect a bond between a newborn and its parents.