Puppy Awarded ‘Dog Of The Year’

Todd The Golden Retriever Named ‘Dog Of The Year’ We all think that our own dog should be ‘Dog of the Year’, but this years recipient of the award...

Todd The Golden Retriever Named ‘Dog Of The Year’

We all think that our own dog should be ‘Dog of the Year’, but this years recipient of the award isn’t up for debate.

This years winner of the award went above and beyond to protect their owner, by taking a venomous bite to the face.

Golden retriever Todd was only six months old at the time when the event occurred. He was out on a walk with his owner when a rattlesnake appeared out of the grass.

Paula Godwin from Anthem, Arizona quickly knew she had to act to save her dog. She picked Todd up and rushed him to the hospital and fortunately, after 12 hours of care, the brave dog was on the mend. However, as the pictures show, he was left with a disfigured face.

Speaking about the events, Paula said: “When we were out on our walk everything was fine, but since Todd is so curious he saw something by my leg and darted towards it. There was no warning and suddenly the snake bit Todd in the face. I quickly pulled him away and rushed him to the hospital and thankfully got there in just under ten minutes.”

“They gave him an anti-venom while he was there and he stayed in the hospital for 12 hours to make sure he was okay,” Paula continued. She then expressed her gratitude: “He is now on the mend and the swelling is slowly going down- Anthem animal Hospital did an amazing job.”

In recognition of his actions, Todd has been chosen as the winner of the inaugural ‘Dog of the Year’ by dog biscuit brand Milk-Bone. The award is described as recognizing the bravery, overcoming obstacles and strong personality and loyalty traits that make all dogs truly special.

The award was presented to Todd at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on October 22nd.

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