Hero-dog from Anthem throws first pitch at D-Backs Spring Training game

SCOTTSDALE – Todd the Hero Dog and his owner Paula Godwin threw out the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks Cactus League spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at Salt River Fields on March 7.

Godwin and Todd live in Anthem and became internet famous last year when the dog sustained a rattlesnake bite to the face, saving Godwin from the venomous strike while hiking.

The picture of Todd’s swollen muzzle went viral, but he survived the snake bite.  Since, then he has been invited to the Arizona D-backs Hero Day, and became the 2018 Dog of the Year at the YouTube Streamy Awards.