The 43-year-old action star can now add "puppy rescuer" to his resume
after he spent his Labor Day weekend saving his brand new baby French bulldog from the deep end of his swimming pool.
The soaking-wet star snapped this heroic pic to Instagram on Monday, where he explained the details behind the emergency rescue.
According to Dwayne, he just adopted the two little pups
, Brutus and Hobbs, and decided to let them outside to get used to the yard and to go to the bathroom. Instead, they both made a bee-line for the deep end of his luxurious pool -- but only one of them knew how to swim.
"HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool," Dwayne recounted.
And, like the real life action hero he is, the star sprang into action without hesitation.
"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 wrote. "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 San Andreas star also mentioned that the event taught him some important lessons, including, "Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle," and, "While spiriting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cell phone to safety. Don't keep it in your pocket... like I did."
It's clear from the smile on his face that he doesn't care too much about that lost phone. It also seems like it might be a good idea to spring for a baby gate until the little guy gets a bit more familiar with pools.