While dogs are definitely man’s best friend, Todd the Golden Retriever is also this woman’s hero.

Paula Godwin had been out for a morning hike with her two dogs near her home in Anthem, Arizona earlier this week when she says she almost stepped on a rattlesnake.

Luckily for her, Todd was ready to protect his beloved human.

“My hero of a puppy Todd saved me,” Godwin wrote in a Facebook post. “He jumped right in front of my leg where I surely would have gotten bit.”

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The snake ended up biting the right side of Todd’s face and Godwin immediately rushed her pup to the Anthem Animal Hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.

Though the photos of Todd’s bite may look pretty shocking, Godwin said that “this is what a hero looks like.”

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Fortunately, Godwin also says that Todd is going to be alright.

“Todd’s doing so well, [it] is a wonder to me how he is healing,” she wrote in a Facebook update.

It’s probably pretty safe to assume that the belly rubs and treats he is receiving as rewards for his bravery is helping the recovery process.

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