Puppy gets bitten & face swells after it heroically saves owner from rattlesnake

She hadn't noticed the snake until she heard her dog's yelp, followed by the snake's infamous rattle.
July 7, 2018 10:53 am Last Updated: July 7, 2018 11:10 am

Every day the Twitter account WeRateDogs posts adorable photos and videos of pups that receive thousands of retweets and likes, and some extra special doggos have even earned hundreds of thousands of interactions. Each dog also receives a rating.

On July 1, the world was introduced to Todd. WeRateDogs declared him a hero and rated him a 15 out of 10 for being an extremely brave pup.

At the end of June, Paula Godwin and her two dogs, Copper and Todd, went out for an early morning walk in Arizona.

The trio stuck to a paved path, but as they made their way down a hill along the path, something caught Todd’s eye. The 6-month-old pup spotted a rattlesnake near his owner’s leg.

While out for a walk with his caretaker, Todd jumped at a rattlesnake.

Posted by Paula Godwin on Friday, June 29, 2018

Godwin hadn’t noticed the snake until she heard her dog’s yelp, followed by the snake’s infamous rattle. She immediately picked Todd up, told Copper to follow her, and rushed her boy to the animal hospital where he received anti-venom and stayed for 12 hours.

“He totally saved me from getting bit, and he’s for sure my hero,” Godwin told ABC15 Arizona.

Todd’s face quickly began to swell at the site of the bite.

Posted by Paula Godwin on Friday, June 29, 2018

Thankfully over the course of a few days and some rest, though a 6-month-old puppy can only handle so much rest, Todd’s swelling improved.

“He’s doing absolutely fabulous,” Godwin shared with Hope Rises.

Within a few days the swelling decreased.

Thank you so much seriously wow Todd is recovering so well this was yesterday at the park . ❤️thavkyou for all the sweet…

Posted by Paula Godwin on Monday, July 2, 2018

Following all of the attention Todd attracted online, Godwin set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for other dogs and their owners who find themselves in similar situations.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will honor Todd at an upcoming game.

Todd’s condition has continued to improve.

Todd’s doing so well he is a wonder to me how he is healing . Just a thank you to all the support Your kindness and support is truly a blessing 🌈❤️💋

Posted by Paula Godwin on Sunday, July 1, 2018

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