Rebecca and Quenton Champ savor a breathtaking view of Lake Houston. They often gaze out at the serene waters, enjoying the passing boats and the graceful flight of birds. However, one day as they were admiring the sea, they spotted a dog paddling far from the shore, and it quickly became apparent that something was amiss.
Without hesitation, they rushed outside and boarded their boat, recognizing that the dog was in dire straits from their vantage point. It was evident that the distance the dog had covered in the water was far too great for it to have swum there on its own.
They weren’t the only ones who had noticed the exhausted dog; their neighbors had also taken their boat out to offer assistance upon seeing the distressed animal.
Undeterred by this, the Champs reached the dog swiftly. As they drew near, Quenton carefully approached the dog and leaped into the water, equipped with a life jacket to offer the shivering canine. Wrestling with the frightened dog, he struggled to secure the life jacket around its body before guiding it back towards their boat. Throughout the entire ordeal, Rebecca provided comfort and reassurance to the dog, encouraging it to swim in her direction.
Once the dog was safely aboard, the Champ’s son promptly christened him Freddy. With no identification tags, there was no one to contact. To ensure Freddy’s well-being, they decided to take him to the veterinarian.
Fortunately, Freddy received a clean bill of health and did not have a microchip. Despite their fondness for him, the Champs were unable to keep Freddy. However, they generously offered to care for him while they searched for his family or sought a permanent home.
When no one came forward to claim Freddy, they reached out to friends and relatives who were more than willing to assist in finding a loving home for the endearing dog. Friends of the Champs, John and Demetria Hall, fell in love with Freddy immediately upon viewing a video of his rescue:
“As soon as I saw the dog, I fell in love,” remarked John. “I showed my wife and kids the video of Quenton rescuing the dog and playing with him inside, and they instantly decided they wanted that pup.”
Freddy also quickly formed a bond with his new family. The contented dog eagerly embraced his new home, perhaps realizing that he had found his true and permanent place of belonging.