We are thrilled to say this story has a happy ending.
Paula Godwin took to Facebook and praised her six-month-old golden retriever, Todd, for saving her from getting bitten by a rattlesnake. The two were hiking in Arizona when Godwin almost stepped on the the snake. That’s when Todd the superdog jumped in front of Godwin and took a bite to the face.
After the bite, Godwin rushed Todd to the vet where he was treated and is expected to make a full recovery.
HERO PUPPY: This golden retriever in Carefree, AZ stepped in harms way to stop his owner from getting bitten by a rattle snake during a walk….& he was bitten instead. Let’s wish Todd speedy recovery! He’s only 6 months old! ❤️#Fox10Phoenix @dog_rates @dog_feelings @Dog_Daily_ pic.twitter.com/U7n5SiV6t2
— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaFOX10) July 1, 2018
WATCH: Guess who we met today?! This amazing little guy Todd. His owner, Paula, telling us about her little hero. And he is doing SO MUCH better after that rattlesnake bite. He says “Thanksss furrr the prayers.” @dog_feelings @dog_rates #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/lslNCkmpvl
— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaFOX10) July 2, 2018
Now Godwin wants to help other pups. She started a GoFundMe page to cover bills for other dogs who have been bitten by snakes.
It looks like Todd is getting lots of love from Godwin and others.
Tonight I saw that picture of the dog who got bit by the rattlesnake and his face was all swollen and I actually cried for like five minutes and I started to think “dear god what’s wrong with me” and then I remembered “oh yeah I’m on my period.”
Plus that pic is really sad c’mon
— Spyrojedi (80 days ) (@ojedi_) July 2, 2018
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about that doggo that got bit by a rattlesnake to protect its owner and how if my dog saw a rattlesnake he would just fall over dead
— Lizzie D (@Lizzie9822) July 2, 2018
TODD THE HEROIC DOG PROVES THAT YOUR DOGS ARE THE MOST LOYAL PROTECTORS YOU HAVE ! ETERNAL LOVE FOR THEIR OWNERS!
Heroic dog is bit in the face by rattlesnake while protecting owner https://t.co/ueiGzAVtvd via @MailOnline
— AMERICANA49 (@Latina1949) July 2, 2018
He’s even inspired some poetry.
Oh Todd I bet you never thought
when you went out for a walk
that you’d be talkin’ one for the team
now recovering from a rattlesnake dream
Now you’re the hero in this story
with yr golden schnoozze of glory!!
So rest up fren & feel better soon
so you can run & play & zoom
— Jen Coleslaw (@jencoleslaw) July 2, 2018
We wish Todd a speedy recovery!
H/T: The State