Our Mission
Our History
Our Owners
Day Care
Japanese Zen Garden
Dog Park
One-on-one Play
Group Play
The Science Connection
Diagnostic Day
Learning Philosophy

About Us


Our Mission

At Frolic Inn™, we will give the dogs entrusted to us
the best quality care possible when they are with us,
so that we can not only better their lives, but also
better the lives of all animals.

Our History

Frolic Inn™ was founded in the early 1970's by Helen
and John Madlinger, Sr., who opened it as Vinroc
Kennels. When they first looked at the land in
Wildwood, Missouri (where the kennel resides now), Helen worried out loud whether it would be a good spot to start their business. It was in the middle of nowhere, and rocks and vines covered the area (hence the name Vinroc). When Vinroc opened, the kennel offered just two services: boarding and grooming. In February 2007, the business was passed to John, Jr. and his wife, Kristen. Since then, not only has Vinroc changed its name to Frolic Inn™, but also John and Kristen have updated the pet quarters, added day care services, built trails through the surrounding 40 acres for walking the dogs, created a dog park for play time, and designed a garden where dogs can relax and bask in the warmth of the sun.

Our Owners

Kristen and John Madlinger, Jr.
© Frolic Inn. All Rights Reserved. Designed by Ervin Marketing.