The heroic dad shared the story on his Instagram, posting a photo of himself fully dressed and soaked in the pool, holding a puppy in each hand.
"Here's a fun Labor Day weekend story ... We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family. Baby French Bulldogs. In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS. Bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to 'handle their business and potty like big boys.' I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool. HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink[s] head first to the bottom of the pool," he wrote on Instagram.
The action star's instincts kicked in, and he immediately flew into action as Brutus sunk deeper in the pool.
"I take off into a full sprint, fully clothed, dive in the pool, swim to the bottom, rescue my brick, I mean BRUTUS and bring him back to the edge of the pool. He was a little delirious ... took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say, 'Thank God you didn't have to give me mouth-to-mouth!' and then ran off to play with his brother."
The two puppies seem to be making a full recovery from their dives into the pool, and the Rock shared some wisdom gained from his impromptu rescue mission.
"A few lessons I've learned today ... A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle. B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick. C) While sprinting to save your puppy's life, before you dive in, try and throw your cell phone to safety. Don't keep it in your pocket ... like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCellPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay"
While we're happy that Hobbs and Brutus are both safe and sound, we're more excited that we got to see the Rock in a wet T-shirt. It's a good day, indeed!