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Oh, geez...I seriously hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I didn't say anything I would feel worse.
First, I want to say thank you to the OP for taking the dog in. That was wonderful. Second you did what you felt was right and that's wonderful, too. But...if anyone is reading this thread and you find yourself in the same situation as the OP, please, please, please call a rescue.
There are people that scope shelters out for this exact opportunity. They wait until they see someone surrendering their dog, cat, whatever and approach them like they were meaning to adopt. We had it happen several times at the shelter I worked at. I won't go into what they do with the animals.
I'm sure this guy was not one of "those people", but just be aware. They are very slick, very convincing and very good at what they do. Did you get his phone number/address so you can check up on the dog? Were you sure she was spayed? I think I would have followed him home to make sure his story added up, maybe you did that.
Again, I'm not trying to diminish what you did, because it was a very caring thing to do, I'm just bringing points up for others to consider that find themselves in the same situation.
Karen, Chance, Lucy and Savanah (RB)