Golden retriever bitten by rattlesnake protecting owner while on hike

Golden retriever bitten by rattlesnake protecting owner while on hike

Paula was out walking Todd and her other dog, Cooper, in Anthem, Arizona, in the Southwest of the United States, when she very almost stood on a rattlesnake.

But Godwin needn't have been anxious because Todd stepped in and took a bite that was meant for her. "But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me", she wrote.

"I literally walked right by him and Todd kind of jolted toward my foot to see what the heck was by my leg", Godwin recalled.

The picture has been shared thousands of times on social media, garnering more than 360,000 likes and close to 73,000 retweets on just the WeRateDogs Twitter feed. "Then, that's when he struck Todd and then he started to rattle".

'But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me.

Godwin wrote on her Facebook account: "So this morning was up bright and early to go on a hike on 7th street carefree".

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Elsewhere, a fundraising page set up to pay the medical bills of other dogs which have been attacked has been set up in the wake of Todd's bravery.

Paula said of the fundraiser: "Todd wants to help more puppies that may need help".

The fearless pup is expected to fully recover. "He was there for about 12 hours, and we were able to bring him home Friday night".

Todd was taken to the Anthem Animal Hospital, where they treated the bite and face swelling.

'This is what a hero looks like.

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