On Sunday, Deputy Daniel Campbell was on patrol when a person flagged him down telling him that a dog was trapped in a crate that was floating in a canal.
Campbell was able to pull the crate out of the water and free the dog. His quick actions are credited with saving the dog.
Pinal County Animal Care and Control responded and took the dog to the county shelter.
"The dog is doing well... he is very friendly...we are all thankful Deputy Campbell was able to pull the dog to safety, he did a great job," said Audra Michael with animal control.
The rescued rottweiler went up for adoption on Thursday; he costs $140.