"We could hear them crying so we knew they were still alive," D'Amico told KHOU.
"You know they're hungry. You know they're potentially hurt because they fell a great distance," Ricke told the television station. "No food, no clean water, and it's really hard."
D'Amico and Mengden put a ladder into the sewer water to lure the pups to safety. .
"I was whistling to them and they kept yelling and barking. Finally, it just got louder and louder and louder," Mengden, a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and a Houston native, told KHOU. "One of them kind of put up a fight. It was biting at us and stuff. It was just scared."
The dogs were taken to a veterinarian to ensure they were healthy.
Mengden said he and his girlfriend were going to adopt the two puppies, KHOU reported.