In 2017, Presley caught the eye of Paula Joyner, a lead volunteer for East Mississippi Animal Rescue (EMAR), at a local animal control facility.
“When we have extra room at the rescue, we are sometimes able to bring in an animal that would have otherwise been at risk of being euthanized,” Joyner told The Dodo. “Several dogs caught my attention that day, but for some reason, Presley’s big eyes spoke to my heart and soul.”
Volunteers nicknamed the 103-pound American bulldog/Lab mix “Big Mama,” for her size and loving nature. But two years later, the sweet dog is still hopping from foster home to foster home.