Vanessa Estrada Marin
About the Author
• Vanessa Estrada Marin is the director at Frolic, a unique facility specializing in dog-centric programming for kids in New York City. Previously, she was an adoption center manager at North Shore Animal League America. She lives in Queens with her husband, Jorge, and their Chihuahua mix rescue Reyna.
• Frolic is a 1,500-square-foot space on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where the interactive and educational are taken to a new level. Truly unique, Frolic is home to four friendly career change service dogs. Visitors come to meet Patience, Chichy, Huxley, and Murray while simultaneously learning about man’s best friend from Frolic’s dog-loving experts. Frolic supports the community through various after-school programs, camps, specialized courses such as Overcoming Fear of Dogs and Canine Companion (how to have/care for a dog), and birthday parties. Frolic also hosts special events held on-site and off-site. They have worked with Girl Scouts of America and various schools.