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There’s a company in Texas that has come up with a great idea! The Zebra, which bills itself as “the nation’s leading insurance comparison site” has announced that their employees are being offered a $300 stipend to adopt pets. The money can be used to cover adoption fees.

Employees also have opportunity to opt for an insurance plan to cover their new, four-legged family members. AND the company is encouraging employees to take paid time off after adopting a new pet. They’re offering “pawternity leave” so that employees can get their pet settled into their new home.

So far, six employees have claimed the $300 and have taken advantage of their employers offer. What a great idea! For single people, this is especially helpful. This is also helpful to the local animal shelters. Totally dig this idea.

You can read more about the program here. Kudos to this company!