Golden Retriever Saves Owner From Being Bit by Rattlesnake in Arizona

A dog taking a walk in the desert in the Anthem area got a nasty surprise Friday morning when he was attacked by a rattlesnake.

ANTHEM, Az. — A dog taking a walk in the desert in Arizona got a nasty surprise Friday morning when he was attacked by a rattlesnake, according to KPHO.

Paula Godwin says she and her dogs were out hiking near Seventh Street and Carefree Highway when she almost stepped on a rattlesnake.

But it was her golden retriever “Todd” to the rescue!

“My hero of a puppy Todd saved me,” she wrote on Facebook. “He jumped right in front of my leg.”

Unfortunately, the snake bit the dog, right in the face!

As you can see from the photo, the poor pup’s face was very swollen.

But luckily, he’s going to be okay.

Goodwin took him to Anthem Animal Hospital where they treated his bite and gave him some much-needed TLC!

2 comments

  • Silverfish Imperetrix

    Nice command of the English language by CNN – it should be ‘Saves Owner From Being Bitten’.

  • lickerblisters

    This I why I never take my dog on summer hikes in our area. The dog’s will always be first to get nailed. Not to mention dogs turn the bears aggressive right of the bat.

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