You did a good thing,
Some people just shouldn't be able to have pets...or children for that matter
It's disappointing to hear that you were not lavished with gifts for returning such precious cargo. My baby (max, mini schuauzer) is almost never let off-leash because he follows his nose, and I have three sets of dog tags for all his collars in the dreaded event that he ever got away from me. I can tell you it's my biggest fear, so I thank you for returning that dog. If Max were ever to get away (and I do all that I can so he wont- my biggest fear is that we go through about 2 of those extender leashes a year & I worry that it will break) I hope he finds someone like you before he ends up in traffic or something. Some people have just pets, and then some of us have companion animals, who are family members. I suppose pets are treated well enough, but not well enough for me.
YOU are the real deal.
Sounds like that dog needs a new owner~