Dog Saves Owner from Rattlesnake Attack, Becomes a Hero

Todd the Dog

Facebook A puppy has been labeled a hero after being bitten by a rattlesnake which was targeting his owner.

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and species, as proven by Todd the Golden Retriever. Todd’s owner Paula Godwin decided to treat her dogs to a hike in Anthem, Arizona, when she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake that was lurking on the hiking trail. The rattlesnake reared back and went to strike Godwin, but her faithful pup jumped in harm’s way, taking the full force of attack.

Todd ended up suffering a serious bite on his snout. Godwin rushed Todd to a local animal hospital where he was treated for the bite.

Godwin wrote on Facebook: “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 were walking down the hill I literally almost stepped on a mf rattlesnake. But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me He jumped right in front of my leg were I surely would have got bit. This is what a hero looks like 🌵🌈 please say a little prayer for my sweet hero.”

Godwin provided an update on Todd’s condition Sunday, saying her pup is healing from the attack. She also thanked concerned followers, writing, “Your kindness and support is truly a blessing.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help assist other pet owners that face threats of similar injuries in the area, which is known to have an abundance of venomous snakes and reptiles.

The page reads: “Sweet puppy Todd saved his owner Paula from being bit by a rattlesnake. At less than a year old, brave Todd jumped on and tried to tackle the snake before it hit his momma Paula. Todd showed great bravery at less than a year old. We are raising money on Todd’s behalf to provide help to other dog and owners around the valley who may need help with paying bills for anti venom as in this case!”

The fundraiser has risen $280 of the $500 goal as of Monday morning. Godwin states that the fundraiser is not specifically for Todd, but to help others in need.

Godwin also posted several pictures of Todd after the attack, including pictures of the pup wearing a little white cape that has a paw print and reads “this is my cape,” as well as pictures of Todd as tiny puppy and a video tribute to her little hero.

Twitter was alight with tributes to Todd’s bravery, with many users reminding the world how much humans don’t deserve the unwavering love and loyalty that dogs so willingly give.

“We don’t deserve dogs,” one user stated, while another stated “dogs are the best people.” Several users repeated the idea that humans don’t deserve the love of a dog, and wished Todd a speedy recovery.

Ross A Fiorani wrote: “That dog is the GREAT HERO by getting bitten instead of his owner. He deserves steak tips to be added to his Puppy, Dog Chow meal wkly.”

Many users spoke of how happy they were that Todd survived, as many pets don’t make it after a rattlesnake attack.

In the words of user Lewdicolo: “What a heckin brave doggo.” Todd is definitely one of the bravest “puppers” to grace the internet this Monday morning.



God our Father who created the HEAVENS ,, skies and birds ,trees 🌲🌴and animals can do a miracle to you ,,,, believe JESUS,, trust in God,,,

: Are you a Christian with little troubles in your heart ,,,read the Bible ,,,start with below,,,,,,
A good healthy life ,,no diseases ,,,,, God gives us ,, Yes,,,,no doubt ,👥👤👥👤🌵🍁🌵
Life with out any accidents ,,God gives Yes…no doubt ,,🏇🏂
But ,,, sometimes ,, Spirit of God says ,,,,as ,,
it comes under ,,
1 John 2:16,,,
Then please stay cool in 1 Peter 4:2,,😿
Say HALLALUAH,, amen
,,, in 1 Corinthians 15:30,,🔪🔪🏥,,,
God bless you.
This is secret of s Christian Life.

,,((((((1 Peter 4:1
Since Christ has suffered physically, take the same attitude that he had. (A person who has suffered physically no longer sins.)
,1 Corinthians 15:30 ►
And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
: 1 John 2:16
16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.)))))
God bless TRUMP.
God bless Bill Gates.
God bless IMMANUL Macron.
God bless Pope.


You’re a tad confused.
NO Mere Man can ever stop sinning while he is still in his imperfect body in this Fallen world. That’s why we need Jesus blood to cover our sins. We will be able to curb our sinning with His divine help, but never be able to completely stop. Not until we are perfected in everlasting life with Him, will all our sin stop.
As for God Blessings to those you mentioned at the end, you should have stopped at President Trump.
Clearly you have no clue about the other wolves in sheeps clothing you mentioned. All part of Biblical Prophecy for the Tribulation, which is fast approaching.
Study up. ;)

Dolly Farton

This conversation is boring and irrelevant. There is no god. Jesus died for nothing. No gods, no masters. All that matters is that Todd is a very good boy.


God gives you the free will to believe in Him & your Savior, Jesus. He will never remove our free choices. Man will, however. And does, with millions, everyday, depending on where they live.
Everyone who chooses not to believe now, will be finding out when they face them at Judgement, just how ‘Real’ they, & God’s Word are.
No chance to change their minds at that point.
Ask Jesus yourself to Reveal Himself to you. If you mean it, He will. He’s really the best one to convince you.
Convinced me! ;)

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