Pets Best Insurance Services, a pet health insurance agency, is now offering pet bereavement leave to the more than 60 employees at its Boise headquarters.
Employees will receive one day of paid bereavement leave each year “if they lose a member of their furry family,” the company said in a news release.
The leave is in addition to the employee’s paid-time-off benefits.
“Pets are family around here, it’s why we as a company exist, and it’s why each of us work here,” said Chris L. Middleton, president of Pets Best. “While we know nothing can take the pain away of losing a pet, we wanted to provide some extra time to honor their pet.”