On Wednesday, Haus was with 7-year-old Molly in the backyard of the family's Florida home when the pair encountered a large rattlesnake poised to strike. Evidently realizing the danger, the dog quickly placed himself between Molly and the threat, even though that meant bearing the brunt of the snake's attack.
"Haus stood his ground, protecting my daughter and was bitten three times before the snake slithered away," mother Donya wrote on Facebook. "Molly is fine, just shaken up and upset."
For Haus, however, the fight was far from over.