Ada Nieves is a renowned pet fashion designer, gourmet treat baker and successful pawty planner.
A native of Puerto Rico, Ada is very active in the Latino community and is breaking new ground in the world’s dog community as the official “It Girl” for pet events in New York City. Ada is a renowned Certified Pet Fashion Designer, gourmet treat baker and successful “pawty” planner. She heads the largest Chihuahua group in the nation, hosts a Pet Life Radio Talk Show, Vida Doggie, writes for the Examiner.com and is a contributor to several pet magazines. She is the Vice-President of Special Events and Communications for Inky Blue Sea, the President of a dog walking service, and runs a FREE pet pantry that provides pet food for pet owners with disabilities.
Ada explains that she “went to the dogs” as a way to boost her spirits when her husband was deployed to Iraq. A children’s party planner at the time, Ada involved herself with all things dogs, transferring her business skills to a pet party planning business making dog cakes, treats and clothing allowing her to spend more time with her “Chichis,” her family of adorable Chihuahuas, which now numbers five.
And Ada’s Chichis are busy working dogs. Cinnabon Bon, Vanilla Salt, Mojito Bandit, Margarita Ville and AKC CH Tabasco Chill Pepper (the only champion living in New York City) are joined by resident cat, Martini Beethoven. Ada’s dogs have appeared in numerous television commercials. A recent session had them filming segments for Animal Planet and National Geographic, and Ada recently worked on the set of 30 Rock as a dog stylist. They have also appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, the Conan O’Brien Show and Sabado Gigante/Univision among others.
Ada is the Creative Director for the Fashion Show Event to be held at Christmas Feet. Hosted by Harrison Forbes, noted Pet Behaviorist and host of Pet Talk, a nationally syndicated radio show, some adorable dogs will make their way down the “cat walk” modeling creations designed by Ada. Among them, none other than Bocker Labradoodle sporting a red satin outfit with black trim and sunglasses. Bocker will be escorted by actress Amanda Henderson, star of eat, pray, love! Other lovely four-legged models include Rose Russo’s Penny Lane and Lilly Pads and Lola, Tuffy and Munchie, “owned” by Lourdes Lebron.