Nehls discovered Archer, a 2-year-old female border collie mix, tied to a front porch at a home about 30 miles southwest of Houston this week, nearly submerged in murky flood waters (pictured).
A touching rescue mission has ended with a Texas sheriff adopting a dog he helped save after the pooch was found chained to a house in knee-deep flood waters with no way to escape.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls had discovered Archer, a two-year-old female Border Collie mix, tied to a front porch of a home about 30 miles southwest of Houston last Tuesday.
The shelter said it took numerous baths to get the greasy film off Archer's coat from the nasty flood waters.
The dog was rescued by boat and taken to the Houston Humane Society where Nehls and his family went to visit her on Sunday.
'Archer was super excited to see the man that had helped save her life! It was love at first sight for everyone,' the shelter wrote in a Facebook post following the visit.
'Archer spent all afternoon giving kisses to the whole crew! At the end, the family voted unanimously to adopt Archer and make her part of their pack!!!'
Nehls confirmed the adoption that same day on his Facebook, writing: 'I am happy to say the only water this girl will be in now is the swimming pool in my backyard!
'We picked her up today from the Houston Humane Society. Welcome to the family!'
A touching rescue has ended with a Texas sheriff adopting a dog he helped rescue from knee-deep flood waters. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls pictured with Archer, his wife, daughters and their two other dogs.
Sheriff adopts dog he rescued from knee-deep Texas flood waters after he found her chained to a house with no way to escape
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls announced he was adopting Archer, the two-year-old female Border Collie Mix, on Sunday
He along with several others surveying the flooded neighborhood found her chained to a Texas house last Tuesday
Archer was nearly submerged in murky flood waters; she was rescued by boat and taken to the Houston Humane Society
Nehls wrote on Facebook that the only water Archer will be in now is the swimming pool in his backyard
Archer's original owner has not come forward and could face animal abandonment charges
By MYRIAH TOWNER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and REUTERS
PUBLISHED: 11:54 EST, 8 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:31 EST, 8 June 2016