Golden Retriever Shields Woman From Rattlesnake

July 02, 2018 - 11:18 am

An Arizona woman is grateful that her dog keeps a watchful eye over her, after the golden retreiver shielded her from being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Paula Goodwin went hiking with her pooch Todd, when she nearly stepped on the snake, she wrote on Facebook. 

But Todd came to the rescue.

"My hero of a puppy Todd saved me," Goodwin wrote on Facebook "He jumped right in front of my leg [where> I surely would have [been> bit."

Todd did not emerge unscathed, though. The snake bit him in the face. He received medical attention immediately, and he is expected to fully recover.

"Todd's doing so well, is a wonder to me how he is healing. Just a thank you to all the support," Godwin later wrote on Facebook.