Nala hasn’t been awarded a medal for her bravery, but she has received plenty of healing hugs.
On Sunday, the family dog risked her life to save 10-year-old owner Cole Lewis and his mom. The trio were on a walk in their Lancaster, California, neighborhood when an agitated rattlesnake appeared in their path. Nala immediately leapt in front of Cole and his mom to protect them from the reptile.
The snake shot forward to bite and struck the boxer dog on the nose before slinking off.