ANTHEM, Ariz. --
An Arizona woman is thanking her dog after the pup shielded her from a snake bite on a recent hike.Paula Godwin wrote on Facebook that she was out with her dogs Todd and Cooper on the morning of June 29."Nobody wanted to come with me -- it's too early!" she quipped in a Facebook Live. "Look how cute Todd is in his little harness!"Todd proved that he was not only cute but also brave later in the walk as Godwin nearly stepped on a rattlesnake."My hero of a puppy Todd saved me," she wrote. "He jumped right in front of my leg [where] I surely would have [been] bit."Instead, the snake bit Todd in the face, and Godwin was uninjured. She later shared photos showing the golden retriever with a facial wound.Godwin sought medical treatment for Todd immediately, and she said the brave pup is expected to fully recover."Todd's doing so well, [it] is a wonder to me how he is healing. Just a thank you to all the support," Godwin later wrote on Facebook.