Fetch & Follow Stories | Paz & Lloyd

We first had the honour of meeting Paz and her Italian Greyhound Lloyd when he was just a puppy in our Netil Market store. Paz is founder of jewellery brand PAZ OH, based in East London the brand ethos is about using sustainable and ethical materials without compromising on quality. Each consciously formed piece of jewellery speaks to the brand's contemporary and minimal aesthetic while still feeling elegant and timeless. Since we first met Lloyd he has flourished into a fully fledged instagram star with his daily pictures and musings brighten up our day.

We spoke to Paz about her life with Lloyd and how this loveable character has helped to add a sense of balance to her work life and become her chief salesman thanks to his love of cuddles.

Tell us about your Lloyd and how he came into your life

It wasn’t until I finally left my job at Net a Porter and I started to focus on my own jewellery business that I thought about getting a dog. Working on your own it can be very lonely at times and the company of Lloyd really made a difference to my days, giving structure to my day and reminding me to take some breaks, although now I take more breaks than I should!

How does Lloyd fit into your general day working?

He has adapted to my working life very well - In a normal day he will be on his bed sleeping or playing around while I’m working on the bench (thats my sacred time) until it’s the time for his daily walk which is normally lunch time and then when we’re back to the studio same as the morning until the end of the day or his dinner time. Some days I have meetings with customers or suppliers and he always comes with me and most of them have known him since he was a tiny puppy so normally miss him if he is not with me.

Sometimes I take him to some pop-ups or markets that I do through the year and he is an amazing helper, because he loves the attention and cuddles from people so he attracts lots of costumers to check out the jewellery.

When you’re not working where do you and Lloyd like to hang out?

You’ll probably find us in any pet friendly cafe or restaurant in East London, specially around Hackney, we’re so lucky to have amazing places in the neighbourhood and they’re always near by to the park which is a plus!

Some weekends or bank holidays we try to escape from the city always thinking of places where Lloyd can run free.

What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk and what do you carry them in?

Always treats in my hand bag or pockets! My adjustable long lead from F&F is another essential - it’s one of the best purchases I’ve done lately, because having my hands free while I walk with Lloyd is very helpful and it allows me to send emails for work while I’m walking with him!

In the summer I always carry water for Lloyd and some cash to offer people in case my professional picnic thief attacks, because he never misses an opportunity if he has the chance to grab any food around. In winter a jacket or jumper because longbois are always cold outside.

What adventures do you and Lloyd have planned for the rest of the year? 

We’re organising a fund-raising Sighthound Costume Gala for Halloween and we cant wait for it - a room with lots of dogs in costumes sounds like a dream to me and that gets even better when it raises money for other dogs in needs! And then we’re ready for our Christmas trip still tbc. But to be honest, there’s always adventures with Lloyd so I’m sure we’ll plenty in between those two.

You can follow Lloyds and Paz's adventures together on Lloyds instagram page

To apply for tickets for their Halloween Sight Walk here

Photos by Victoria Siddle  - We Have Paws