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This very good dog got bit by a rattlesnake to protect his human

Give him all of the treats!

 

Stacey Ritzen

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Published Jul 2, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 12:06 pm CDT

The latest inspirational doggo story comes to us from a six-month-old golden retriever named “Todd,” who deserves all of the treats after an act of heroism that saved his human from a potentially deadly encounter. Paula Godwin was out hiking with her two dogs near her home in Anthem, Arizona, last Friday when she accidentally nearly stepped on a rattlesnake. She would have almost certainly got bitten, however, Todd jumped between her leg and the snake just before it struck, potentially saving her life.

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Unfortunately, the snake bit Todd instead, right on his snout. “This is what a hero looks like,” Godwin later wrote in a Facebook post.

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So this morning was up bright and early to go on a hike on 7 th street carefree . It was a beautiful morning but as we…

Posted by Paula Godwin on Friday, June 29, 2018

Luckily Godwin was able to take Todd right to a local animal hospital where he was treated for his bite and is expected to make a full recovery. In an update on Sunday, Godwin wrote that Todd was already healing and thanked people for their support. “Your kindness and support is truly a blessing,” she wrote, accompanied by a photo of herself nuzzling Todd.

https://www.facebook.com/paula.godwin.7/posts/10215874865167374

Not surprisingly, Todd’s heroic act went viral because the internet loves nothing else if not tales of very good boys, and he was even rated the fifth ever 15/10 on WeRateDogs.

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Others likewise chimed in to express their admiration for Todd’s heroism:

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https://twitter.com/Lizzie9822/status/1013631813552664576

And of course, he made the local news:

The saying goes that cats have nine lives, but this very good boy must also have a few under his belt. Long live Todd!

H/T AZ Family

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*First Published: Jul 2, 2018, 10:09 am CDT