A Phoenix-area pup is being deemed a "hero" for saving his owner from being bit by a rattlesnake during a hike over the weekend.
According to AZ Family, Paula Goodwin was walking with her dogs in Anthem when she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake.
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and species, as proven by Todd the Golden Retriever.
In an interview with Phoenix's FOX10-TV, Godwin said that immediately following the bite, she rushed Todd back down the hill and took him to an animal shelter and treated with anti-venom.
Speaking in a video shared in the aftermath of the bite, Paula explained: "He for sure saved me from getting bit".
Godwin says she and the young golden retriever were on a walk, when she almost stepped on the rattler. "This is what a hero looks like".
Paula had been all smiles previously sharing her walk with Todd on Facebook Live.
Paula Godwin It's OK, Todd!
According to Matt Nelson, who runs We Rate Dogs, Todd's post "shattered all of our records". She also thanked the pup's many fans on the internet for their support and kindness.
Godwin gave an update to Todd's fans Sunday and says her four-legged hero is healing.
"People from the Philippines have been contacting us with well wishes", she said.