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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson saves drowning puppy from swimming pool

Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the Latin American Premiere of Paramount Pictures "Hercules" at Cinemex Antara on August 18, 2014, in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a splash over Labor Day weekend after he saved his new puppy from drowning in his swimming pool.

Johnson wrote on Instagram about how his new French bulldog puppies Brutus and Hobbs got caught in a sticky situation right when they arrived at their new home.

"[I] bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to 'handle their business and potty like big boys,'" wrote Johnson.

That's when things took a turn.

"I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool," continued Johnson. "HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool."

Luckily, these two pups live with an action hero. Johnson sprang right into action.

"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," wrote Johnson. "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 actor and former wrestler warned his fans to be careful with their dogs when near water, as not all of them have the instinct to swim.

"Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick," he explained.

One more unfortunate lesson Johnson learned? Try to put your phone down before you jump into the pool.

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 heads first to the bottom of 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. 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 spiriting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cel phone to safety. Don't keep it in your pocket... like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay

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