Before making his way to his temporary Pen 6 apartment here, Franklin was a stray at the Harbor Shelter. He currently rooms with eclectic Gretchen, because the rustle and bustle of life in the "Gen Pop" Pen was too overwhelming for this laid-back senior. Franklin is a gentle giant who has the most charming smile and kind of cartoonish features. "Tanklin" is a sweetheart and absolutely loves his toys! Sometimes he even falls asleep with them still in his mouth!! He's a huge cuddler and when he's comfortable, he'll let you hold him like a big baby or sprawl out in your lap to both your hearts' content. Since he can be overly excited about his food, it's best that he be fed separately from other dogs. Although a bit arthritic in the hinds, Franklin does still enjoy a good walk in the afternoon sunshine. We feel he would probably do best in a less-active home, only dog home where he could be the only apple of his humans' eye.